This article, which is essentially a re-work of chapters that have not been included in the book ‘Byt i bytije molodezhi rossijskogo megapolisa’ (The Lifestyles and Existence of Russian Urban Youth), is devoted to a descriptive analysis of certain types of social structuration, which happen to take place in some part of transitional social space – on streets and in the public transport. The empirical studies was carried out through observation (participant and formalized) and in-depth interviews in Saint-Petersburg, and the post-hoc analysis of the government statistical data, mass surveys, etc. The research is based on the methodology of the pragmatist-constructivist approach [Ilin 2000]. The key category is the notion of structuration of A. Giddens [Giddens 2003]. The approbation and development of this methodology with application to everyday observation is the primary goal of this article.
Efirstname.lastname@example.org Key words:transitional space, the space of life, social relations, discursive societies, discourse-analysis