«Civilization Wave» in the Context of Sociocultural Transformations

Belolyubskaya G.S.

The existing approaches to the definition of «traditional culture» and «traditional society» in Russia and other countries are analyzed. In order to  fill them with new meaning and content the author attempted to consider these terms in the context of a new interpretation of «civilization wave». The emphasis is made  on the cultural aspect of the «civilizational wave» rather than on the conventional socio-economic one. The main focus of the work is the civilization wave as a global process, modifying elements of traditional culture and traditional society and underlying social and cultural transformations.

Key words: civilization wave, civilization, traditional culture, traditional society. 

Science and Education, 2014, No.3, pp.48-52