SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIVISM AND THE MEANING OF MATERIALITY IN EXPLICATION OF THE TERM

СОЦИАЛЬНЫЙ КОНСТРУКТИВИЗМ И ЗНАЧЕНИЕ МАТЕРИАЛЬНОГО В ЭКСПЛИКАЦИИ ПОНЯТИЯ «РЕГИОН»
SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIVISM AND THE MEANING OF MATERIALITY IN EXPLICATION OF THE TERM "REGION"

Author(s): Elena Valentinova Golovneva
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Geography, Regional studies, Regional Geography, Social Theory, Rural and urban sociology, Sociology of Culture, Environmental interactions, Ontology
Published by: Издатель Наталья Докучаева
Keywords: region; social constructivism; material; space;

Summary/Abstract: This paper considers the main approaches to the definition of the concept “region”. The scientific research of this term is supposed to reveal the tendency to sophistication of the concept “region” due to the emphasizing the subjective elements in it`s structure. The author concludes about the importance of the ideas of constructivism in the ontological status of region as well as the relevancy of the material factor in the conceptualization of the region.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 120-128
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Russian