In this monograph, Dugin provides an overview of the primary foreign and Russian sources and schools that influenced the establishment of ethnosociology as an independent and original scientific discipline. Dugin offers a profoundly philosophical approach to the categories of the “ethnos,” “narod,” “nation” and “society,” providing clear definitions of these concepts, and expounding a broader ethnosociological taxonomy. For the first time in the field, this work brings a consistent approach to a broad spectrum of knowledge, as well as elucidating various methodologies of ethnosociological analysis, bringing everything together into a single, easily applicable system.
This volume is an invaluable manual for those specializing in sociology, philosophy, political science, cultural studies, ethnology, international relations, state, and law, as well as being of interest to those who follow the current developments in the humanities.
About the Author
After the collapse of the USSR opened up new possibilities, Dugin began associating with several of the major figures of the European New Right such as Alain de Benoist, and came to international prominence as a leader of the National Bolshevik Party, which sought to revive the ideals of the political movements of 1920s Russia and Germany which had gone by that name, and which had sought a synthesis of both Left- and Right-wing doctrines. Dugin left the NBP in 1998.
In 2001, Dugin founded the Eurasia Movement, which he has continued to lead up to the present day. In addition to the many books he has authored on political, philosophical and spiritual topics, he currently serves on the staff of Moscow State University. For more than a decade, he has also been an advisor to Vladimir Putin and others in the Kremlin on geopolitical matters, being a vocal advocate of a return of Russian power to the global stage, to act as a counterweight to American domination. Arktos has published his books, The Fourth Political Theory, which is an introduction to his political thought, in both English and German, as well as Putin vs Putin: Vladimir Putin Viewed from the Right, which is his discussion of the dual political nature of Putin's administration, Eurasian Mission: An Introduction to Neo-Eurasianism, Last War of the World-Island: The Geopolitics of Contemporary Russia, and The Rise of the Fourth Political Theory.
Table of Contents
Part 1. The Ethnos and Its Structures
1. Ethnostatics: The Ethnic Structure
- Phenomenology of the Ethnos
- The Anthropology of the Ethnos: The Shaman, Gender, Identity
- The Meaning of Ethnodynamics in the Preservation of the Invariable Structure of the Ethnos
- The Economy of the Gift: Ethnodynamics and Exchange
- The Figure of the “Other”
- The Ethnosociology of War and the Figure of the “Slave”
- Lev Gumilev: The Start of Ethnogenesis. Passionarity
Part 2. The Ethnos in Complex Societies: Derivatives of the Ethnos
4. Narod (Laos)
- Narod as an Ethnosociological Category
- The Sociological Forms of the Narod’s Historical Creations
- The State as a Typical Creation of the Narod
- Religion as an Ethnosociological Phenomenon
- Civilization and Its Structure
5. The Nation
- Ethnosociological Analysis of the Nation: The Second Derivative from the Ethnos
6. Civil Society and Global Society (Socium)
- The Sociology of Civil Society
- The Ethnosociological Analysis of Civil and Global Society