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Infrastructure and Society – Theoretical Considerations

Author(s): Ovidiana Bulumac
Subject(s): Human Ecology
Published by: Editura Academiei Române
Keywords: social infrastructure; material infrastructure; symbolic infrastructure; social philosophy; social personality; logistics;

Summary/Abstract: This paper represents anattempt to operationalise the broad concept of infrastructure in the field of socialsciences. The endeavour constitutes the subject of a PhD thesis (University of Bucharest)and a recently completed post-doctoral fellowship at the Romanian Academy.We propose a theoretical analysis comprising a typology of infrastructure byform and content, discerning between social infrastructure and material infrastructure,as well as a brief discussion focused on the interdependence of the two. Consequently,we propose a new type of social reality understanding, centred on the novel concept ofsocial infrastructure. Also, the paper contains a discussion concerning the social role ofpersonality, in order to understand the social mechanism and its contribution to thematerial and social infrastructure of a community.

  • Issue Year: LXIII/2016
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 187-199
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Romanian, Moldavian