Urban middle strata in post-reform Russia: status and social position in the assessments of German historians of the 1970 and 1990

  • Andrey G. Dorozhkin Nosov Magnitogorsk State Technical University - Russia
  • Tatiana V. Emets Nosov Magnitogorsk State Technical University - Russia
  • Svetlana S. Velikanova Nosov Magnitogorsk State Technical University - Russia
  • Vladimir A. Chernobrovkin Nosov Magnitogorsk State Technical University - Russia
  • Olga L. Potrikeeva Nosov Magnitogorsk State Technical University - Russia
  • Oksana P. Chernykh Moscow University of Finance and Law - Russia
Keywords: Russia, urban middle strata, German historiography, philistinism, urbanization, modernization.

Abstract

Of the goal of this study is to investigate the position of the urban middle strata in the Russian Empire of the post-reform era. At the same time, the attempts were made to determine the composition of this population category, to correlate its status with traditional philistinism, to reveal the process of capitalist transformation of the latter in the second half of the nineteenth century. Recognizing the transformation of philistinism in the structures of the emerging bourgeois society since the 1860-ies with the influence of government policy, German researchers, especially M. Hildermayer, who paid the most attention to the problem, also point to the complexity, the unevenness of this process, as well as to a certain inconsistency of the imperial power in its assistance. At the same time K. Gestwa’s research testifies a certain stability of traditional middle layers that are not always imbued with a specifically bourgeois worldview.

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Published
2019-09-30
How to Cite
Dorozhkin, A. G., Emets, T. V., Velikanova, S. S., Chernobrovkin, V. A., Potrikeeva, O. L., & Chernykh, O. P. (2019). Urban middle strata in post-reform Russia: status and social position in the assessments of German historians of the 1970 and 1990. Religación. Revista De Ciencias Sociales Y Humanidades, 4(19), 100-105. Retrieved from http://revista.religacion.com/index.php/religacion/article/view/440