Problematisation reconfiguration contexts of social control in the cultural landscape of today

  • O. I. Zubarieva Oles Honchar Dnipropetrovsk national university
Keywords: sociological theory, discourse, sociocultural matrix, the postmodern

Abstract

The thesis work is devoted to the study of methodological reconfigurations of social control conceptualization processes in sociological theory. Methodological analysis scheme of the processes of the social control theory construction in the sociological discourse, which generally defines the logic of the formation of the conceptual and categorical framework of science, has been developed. The second half of the twentieth century marked a change in the socio-cultural development of society towards postmodernity, which is characterized by the signs of tired, «entropy» culture, aesthetic mutations, diffusion of cultural styles, an eclectic mixture of discourses, the uncertainty of many of the social realities, the recognition of multiple and alternative development and the emergence of the phenomenon of «virtual reality», which is dominated by simulacra and simulation. So, we acknowledge that with the collapse of the modern worldview and the complexity of the cultural dynamics of change and principles of scientific reflection. The role of metaphors in the modern state of the social environment sociology offers the concept of «figuration», «rhizome», «dissipative structures», «hypertext organization of space», «network», «games», thereby locking the negation of any system of reason. Thus, changes in the cultural landscape of modern society, being woven into the inner space of sociological theorizing, has provoked a transformation of discursive conceptualization of social control in the field of sociology.First, social control is considered outside of the connotation with the processes of socialization, since the latter loses its significance as a mechanism of reproduction of an actor’s social norms, values, behavior patterns, roles, attitudes, customs, cultural tradition, collective assumptions and beliefs, and the like. «Norm» as reference marker conceptualization of social control in classical sociology in the context of contemporary sociological theorizing do not appear, because the situation of postmodernism blurs the binary contradiction of the norm-pathology. However, social control as a sociological object of reflection in the context of the relevant cultural code finds theoretical understanding through the prism of analysis of the characteristics of the visual turning, virtual reality, chaos, consumption and other markers of the postmodern society.

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Published
2016-08-01
How to Cite
Zubarieva, O. I. (2016). Problematisation reconfiguration contexts of social control in the cultural landscape of today. Grani, 19(9), 38-44. https://doi.org/10.15421/171676
Section
SOCIOLOGY