Based on the results of field sociological studies, the paper analyzes value orientations and the nature of identification of representatives of post-urban life activity forms in contemporary Russia. The authors suggest the hypothesis of new promising forms (their operating name is post-urban ones) of life and activity organization in people's communities having already emerged and been institutionalized. The following signs act as leading ones in this new model of life activity: moving away from the urban binding toward new forms of involvement into the global environment; modern technological solutions – they occupy an important place in models of social and economic activity of post-urbanists; orientation to family and labor model of life support as a principal foundation of the post-urban model. Proceeding from the materials of in-depth interviews, the paper demonstrates that post-urbanization processes take place with and are supported by post-urban type values. The most important of them are the value of uniqueness succeeding the unification one, the value of modern family-based labor and daily life organization (it substitutes the value of factory- and plant-associated aloofness), the value of human-centered technological, social and daily patterns that compete with priorities of machine production and consumption standards, the value of social capital as opposed to urban fragmentation.
Journal of Institutional Studies (Журнал институциональных исследований).
Анатолий Григорьевич Вишневский, Елена Николаевна Данилова, Лиана Петровна Ипатова, Сергей Леонидович Кропотов, Алексей Валерьевич Логинов, Анастасия Владимировна Лукина, Валерий Иванович Михайленко, Лидия Александровна Окольская, Светлана Валентиновна Рыжова, Лилия Варисовна Сагитова, Екатерина Ходжаева, Максим Борисович Хомяков, Михаил Федорович Черныш, Наталья Александровна Шайдарова, Елена Алексеевна Шумилова