Potential of Traditional Culture in the Conditions of Radical Modernism

Asfar Askerovich Shaov, Vyacheslav Nurbievich Nekhay, Ibragim Kaplanovich Shaov, Nadezhda Aleksandrovna Ilyinova, Svetlana Aslanovna Lyausheva


This paper considers stages of development and evolution of the spiritual culture of the Adyghe ethnos via the specifics of interaction with the conventional culture, based on the ethnical and religious values, leading to formation of a relatively conflict-free multi-level identity, on the one hand, and between the conventional system of values and modernism values, where interactions are established differently, while disrupting totally the hierarchy of collateral subordinations, connected with the enlightening historical applications, on other hand. Acknowledgement of the possibility of various modernization trajectories opens discussion of the issue of variety of historical types or development models, while the detailed study of such types or models is not the purpose of our research. Nevertheless, the abandonment of the unilateral linear interpretation of modernization as a movement in the direction of Western institutions and values is made by us towards recognizing its multi-line version, which consists in finding opportunities of own original ways of development - ethno-cultural and ethno-religious models of modernization.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n5s1p357

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