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Kolosova O.Yu. Orthodox ecological theology in the context of the modern public relations / annotation

Kolosova Olga Yurievna – Ph.D. of philosophy, professor of socio-economic disciplines and the humanities dpt. Stavropol branch of Krasnodar university of Inner Affairs Ministry of Russian Federation. Stavropol, Russia.

The modern ecological situation represents result of social and economic development of the world community directed to the material consumption which made minor spiritual aspects of life and the planned symptoms of spiritual crisis. The process of formation of ecological theology as special direction of religious thought is considered in the article. Its essence and manifestation in Orthodoxy, a place and a role in the modern nature protection movements and formation of ecological consciousness of the believing people comes to light.

Key words: ecological crisis, religious traditions, spiritual and moral revival, orthodox theology, ecological theology.

Kolosova O.Y., GoncharovV.N. Noosphere aspects of ecological problems / annotation

Kolosova Olga Yurievna – Ph.D., professor. Krasnodar university of Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russian Federation. Stavropol, Russia.
Goncharov Vadim Nikolaevich – Ph.D., professor. North-Caucasus federal university. Stavropol, Russia.

Tendencies of global development are increasingly determined by the “Challenges of History” under the global problems requiring from humanity coordinated and extraordinary measures to ensure their right to further existence. Stochasticity, nonlinearity of historical processes is manifested in the world polycentric development, diversification of its mechanisms, need to overcome its most serious and inefficient forms - destructive crises and confrontations. Superattractor which main feature is noosphere and aesthetosphefere synthesis should be the final result of multi aspect and contradictory processes of the modern world dynamics which lie at the heart of globalization. From the perspective of synergetics, one-sided cult of order is typical for noosphere thinking and synthesis of order and freedom (“chaos”) is considered to be harmonious for aesthetosphefere thinking.

Key words: society, socio-historical evolution, synergetics, globalization, the noosphere, superattraktor.

Kolosova O.Y., Goncharov V. N. Economic and ecological safety of the region: strategy choice / annotation

Kolosova Olga Yurievna – Ph.D. of philosophy, professor. Krasnodar university of Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russian Federation. Stavropol, Russia.
Goncharov Vadim Nikolaevich – Ph.D. of philosophy, professor. North-Caucasus federal university. Stavropol, Russia.

Ideas of a sustainable development meet the objective requirements of time and can play a significant role in the definition of the state priorities of the national state, strategy of social and economic development and prospects of further reforms.The world practice acquired a wide set of tools and methods of economic environmental policy which could be applied both at the state and regional levels. Today a problem of formation of system of the most effective and adequate to a concrete situation levels is becoming very topical.

Key words: environmental safety, strategy, policy instruments, sustainable development, region.

Kolosova O.Y., Goncharov V.N. Spiritual life of society: regional aspect / annotation

Kolosova Olga Yurievna – Ph.D. of philosophy, professor. Krasnodar university of Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russian Federation. Stavropol, Russia.
Goncharov Vadim Nikolaevich – Ph.D. of philosophy, professor. North-Caucasus federal university. Stavropol, Russia.

The relevancy of the problem study of spiritual traditions preservation in the modern culture is defined by the important significance, which belongs to the traditions in the process of sociocultural development. Traditions, the research of which allows formulating and decision of principally important problems of building and functioning of the society, and its culture and provide informative analysis of different spheres of social activity, contribute to preservation and amplification of spiritual and material culture values.

Key words: spirituality, spiritual sphere of the region, traditions, religion, spiritual values, society, culture.

Kolosova O.Y., Vergun T.V. Peculiarities of marginal ethnocultural groups consciousness formation / annotation

Kolosova Olga Yurievna – Ph.D. of philosophy, professor. Krasnodar university of Ministry of Inner Affairs of Russian Federation. Krasnodar, Russia.
Vergun Tatyana Viktorovna – candidate of philosophy, professor assistant. Russian state social university (Stavropol branch).

Globalization implies growth of migrators, who appear to be marginals, as in cultural, so as in social directions. The analysis of marginal ethnocultural consciousness formation process from the position of social philosophy is given in the article. Marginal consciousness represents relatively stable system of conscious ideas and estimations, really existingethnodifferentiating and ethnointegrating life signs of ethnocultural society. Consciousness of various ethnocultural society representatives appears to be a converted form of consciousness, ascendant to archetypes of communal consciousness, considered to be relatively stable system of realized ideas and estimations, really existing ethnodifferentiating and ethnointegrating features of ethnocultural society development.

Key words: migration, marginalization, ethnical self-identification, ethnical consciousness, ethnical selfconsciousness.

Kolosova O., Goncharov V. Socio-environmental monitoring as the indicator of ecological consciousness / annotation

Kolosova Olga – Ph.D. of philosophy, professor. Krasnodar university of Ministry of Inner Affairs of Russian Federation. Krasnodar, Russian Federation.
Goncharov Vadim – Ph.D. of philosophy, professor. Institute of the Humanities of North-Caucasus federal university. Stavropol, Russian Federation.

It has been analyzed the system of social and ecological monitoring, which allows expanding indicator set of characteristics of the state and dynamics of society to the limits covering not only social processes, but all aspects of relationship between society and nature. The system of social and ecological monitoring allows obtaining the sociological information promoting sustainable development of society. It allows to consider in detail socially – ecological processes and the phenomena, quickly to find changes and general tendencies of transformation of such processes and phenomena, to analyze simultaneously all social subjects according to their role in the development of social and ecological processes, to provide use of new methods of environmental and social assessments. Indicator set of characteristics of state and change of society in the course of social and ecological monitoring extends to the limits covering not only social processes, but also all aspects of communications between society and nature. Object of studying of social and ecological monitoring is a society and its life environment. The society loses signs of totality and alignment. It is shown as changeable set of local fragments which are poorly conformed to each other and therefore they comprise variety of scenarios of further development. As perceptible improvement of ecological situation is inseparable from rationalization of economy and growth of social involvement of citizens at the specific level of local community, this level is considered to be optimum for research. At this level features and possibilities of solution of local problems can be considered; its cultural, ethnic and religious features are taken into account, lasting experience of aboriginal population and its tradition is considered, equitable distribution of environmental risk in community is provided. Receiving reliable information about changes in public consciousness, in public orientations, their influence on ecological consciousness of people on extent of their concern in the ecological situation, on ecological activity and factors inducing to this activity is possible only when performing large-scale social and ecological monitoring. Early warning of growth of social tension in regions and in the country in general, formations of the new ecological consciousness corresponding to the modern period of development of world civilization requires studying of public opinion by state bodies, public organizations, parties and political movements, scientists and experts, members of media and education systems. Ecological awareness is a basis of ecological thinking formation. It will allow changing focus of consumer society from thoughtless ruin and exploitation of nature to careful attitude to its resources, understanding of their authentic value. Studying of public opinion on environmental problems by means of mass survey is necessary, but it is insufficient condition of forecasting of people social behavior. When considering public opinion as one of regulators of social behavior in the conditions of social and ecological intensity it is necessary to consider also the possibility of its change under influence, first of all media, rumors, activities of system of ecological education. Value of social and ecological monitoring is that it, except for fixing of changes of public opinion of the population, allows determining efficiency of specific actions for impact on public opinion of such factors as orientation and intensity of mass- media appeals to ecological subject.

Key words: social opinion, ecology, ecological consciousness, mass media, information, orientation.

Kolosova O., Goncharov V. Positive ecological practices formation as condition of ecological crisis overcoming / annotation

Olga Yu. Kolosova – Ph.D. of Philosophy, professor. Krasnodar University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation. Krasnodar, Russian Federation.
Vadim N. Goncharov – Ph.D. of Philosophy, professor. Institute of the Humanities of the North Caucasus federal university. Stavropol, Russian Federation.

Development of social ecological practices, their wide spreading through the system of scientific knowledge, education and upbringing, formation of ecological structure can contribute to overcoming of ecological crises, satisfaction of society primary demands and provision of worthy life level for every person. The content and constructive orientation of social ecological practices of a person in a greater degree are conditioned by balance between ecological problems, which touch upon the quality of life and make somebody to undertake active steps for ecological threat removal, ecological hazard overcoming, by original mountings for reformation (by intentions) of environment, by social qualities, determining the optimal choice of social changes model, by conventions as mutually agreed actions of social subjects in the general sociocultural and natural space, and, eventually, by social technologies as the practice instruments. The phenomenon of socially ecological practices has the close interconnection with structure transformations in all spheres of the society activity. The indice of social health represent the indicator of given transformations. The social health characterizes vitality of the society. The social health index represents correlation of healthy and unhealthy life mode of population. Institutionalization of ecological practices relating to an integral health index is in the third levels of social reality: social structures, person and culture. Social ecological practices represent a double phenomenon, where positive and negative processes closely interlace. The last one manifests in the low level of ecological structure, expressing in all aspects of a person’s life (the low level of ecological enlightenment, education, upbringing and behavior). Under the condition of involvement in all social institutes the positive social ecological practices represent the meaning of innovative ecological modernization of all Russian society regions. They are not only appealed to transform socionatural reality of the modern society, but contribute to the choice of ecologically-efficient models of daily behavior, socionatural activity, reflecting the necessity of spiritually-moral attitude recreation towards nature. Ecological ideology, as axiological compo-nent of ecological culture, purposefully influences to ecological humanism formation, understanding of nature as the highest panhuman value. Ecological humanism, as the modern form of humanism includes the following principles: harmony of a person with nature; equivalence of everything alive; non-violence; self-containment instead of consumerism; a loving and creative personality formation; necessity of moral self-improvement; preservation of diversity of nature, person and culture. The fast development of cottage con-struction, organization of suburban cooperatives, ecological tourism, amenity planting of inhabited localities, creation of protected areas in the cities, ecosettlements, environmental ethics that speaks for restoration of preservation demand and augmentation of natural resources and coevolutionary development of society and nature.

Key words: ecology, ecological sphere, ecological problem, ecological practices, social development.

Kolosova O., Goncharov V. Ethnic functions of culture: social and philosophical analysis of ethnographic research / annotation

Olga Yu. Kolosova – PhD of philosophy, professor. Krasnodar University of the Ministry of the Interior of the Russian Federation. Krasnodar, Russian Federation.
Vadim N. Goncharov – PhD of philosophy, professor. Institute of the Humanities of the North-Caucasus Federal University. Stavropol, Russian Federation.

The article analyzes the phenomenon of culture from a socio-philosophical point of view. According to the authors’s view, it is understood as a creative activity of people, because its ethnic functions are manifested in the most diverse spheres: from material production to the spiritual life of society. Usually, when characterizing the ethnic properties of culture, the focus is on those that perform an ethno-differentiating role. And it has certain reasons. However, it would be wrong if such an approach completely overshadowed the ethno-integrating functions of culture. After all, even if properties that distinguish each ethnos among other similar communities are important, the integrating functions of culture remain an indispensable and most important condition for its existence as an integrated system. Due to the interaction of cultures, as well as a certain cultural convergence in the development of peoples, as a rule, the predominant part of ethnic characteristics in the sphere of culture is relative. They act as a common property of several ethnic units, simultaneously distinguishing all of them from some other units of the same type. If we approach this issue abstractly, then, ultimately, it is necessary, almost every component of the culture to consider as relatively specific. Therefore, it is obvious that practically the features that distinguish it primarily from the ethnic communities with which it is in relatively constant contact should be considered as relatively specific features of this or that ethnic community. One more feature of the ethnospecific features of culture that would be worth bearing in mind, some of them are objectively such a type, some are classified as ethnic self-awareness by this category, playing an important role in the ethnic identification of people. Often, objectively existing ethnically specific properties of a culture and subjectively distinguished ones coincide. However, this is not always the case, because ethnic self-consciousness is often inclined to absolutize the ethnic specificity of individual cultural elements.

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