Nature and Socio-Cultural Practices of Social Amnesia in Russian Society

Sergey Alexandrovich Dyuzhikov, Rashid Dumalichevich Hunagov, Magomedgabib Gasanhanovich Magomedov, Aues Mukhamedovich Kumykov


The purpose of this article is to identify the means of social and philosophical analysis of the nature and trajectory of the past in the reception of practices for manifestations of social amnesia. The phenomenon of social amnesia is ontologically inscribed in the social reality and is particularly pronounced in periods of social and cultural crisis. It is the reason why the configuration of manifestations of social memory in the characteristics of the national historical process becomes cyclically-wave in nature, when periodically lost contents of memory can go back to history in processed form, responding to the requests of the era and the political class. As memory serves as "the guardian of the past" and a repository of information about the past, the story, which reveals the memory loss, is associated with it or with nostalgia for the past. As a result, social memory, having functional and structural-informative features, includes not only the processes of remembering, but of forgetting, and the nature and trajectory of the reception of the past in contemporary socio-cultural practices, constituting that the essence of social amnesia is peculiar for the deformed character.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n3s3p31

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