Simonchuk, Elena. (2016) Institutsionalizatsiya klassovogo analiza v Ukrainskoi sotsiologii [The institutionalization of class analysis in Ukrainian sociology]. Sotsiologiya: teoria, metody, marketing, (4), pp. 19–39.
Симончук Е. Институционализация классового анализа в украинской социологии / Е. Симончук // Социология: теория, методы, маркетинг. — 2016. — № 4. — С. 19–39.
This article presents a discussion of the status of class analysis in modern Ukrainian sociology. The author highlights the features of institutionalization of any given discipline in three spheres (theoretical, empirical and organizational). Using them, she analyzes the history of the study of social class in the post-Soviet period and make conclusions about the institutionalization of class analysis in sociology. In addition, the author records some trends in its modern development: the recognition of the relevance of class analysis in explaining structural innovations; the orientation in the theoretical, empirical and organizational spheres towards international (rather than post-Soviet) standards; the use of a combination of both Western/global and national-specific conceptualizations, methodologies and tools in the research practice; the implementation of alternative approaches to the class and at the same time a striving for a standard/uniform model of class definition. In conclusion, the author discusses the progress in the development of Ukrainian class analysis and the problems that accompany it.
Keywords: class analysis, Ukraine, the institutionalization of science