PROJECT: How do young families appear and live in modern Russia? Comparison of secular families and priests’ families.
FUNDING: within the framework of the program of PSTGU Development Foundation in 2018-2021
PROJECT COORDINATOR: Ivan Pavlyutkin
RESEARCH TEAM: Mariia Goleva, Olga Borisova, Alena Klestova, Dmitry Markov
DURATION OF THE PROJECT: 2018 – 2021
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The research project is aimed at studying the creation and the first years of family life of priests and laymen. The need for such investigation on young families, marriage mating, wedding and difficulties the families face in the beginning of family life could be explained by the instability of marriage, the growth of cohabitation and a high divorce rate in the first years of family life in modern Russia. The initial years of family life for newlyweds are accompanied by questions about the birth of children, work-family balance, daily difficulties, etc. Also it is necessary to illuminate the specificity of the priests’ families as the priesthood determines their family and marital life.
The methodology of the research project involves the collection of in-depth interviews with newlyweds (both spouses). The sample includes several groups of families: parochial families, priestly families, non-religious families (secular marriage). In addition, a control group of priestly families with a long duration of marriage will be taken. The implementation of the project involves the preparation of reviews on key theoretical concepts (attitudes, humility, fidelity, etc.) and on empirical studies on young families’ life. As the results of the study, it is planned to prepare academic publications, reports at conferences, recommendations on family policy for the state and the church.
Family studies >>>
2021. "Relational Reflexivity Of Young Spouses: Reflection On Research Methodology." Paper presented at the Interim Meeting “Extended family relationships: What are they in late modernity?” of research network “Sociology of Families and Intimate Lives” (RN 13) of European Sociological Association. 21 January 2021. Book of abstracts, 5-7.
2020. "The Role of Education in the Approach to Childbearing in the Clergy Families of the Russian Orthodox Church." Religiovedenie” [Study of Religion], 4, 119-128.
2020. "How Young People Perceive Entry Into Marriage: Acquaintance and Wedding Stories from the Interviews with the Newlyweds." Monitoring of Public Opinion: Economic and Social Changes, 5, DOI: 10.14515/monitoring.2020.5., 186-203.
2020. "Religiosity and meta-reflexivity as interrelated factors affecting the stability
of relationships." Sociology of Religion in the Late Modern Society. A Collection of Articles on the Materials of the IX International Scientific Conference, 184-189.
2020. "Attitudes towards Childbearing in Families of Modern Russian Orthodox Church Priests: an Experience of Typologization." Research result. Sociology and Management, 6 (3).
2020. "What is in Common between St. John of Kronstadt, Theologians, Intellectuals and Family Practitioners in the Middle and End of the 19th Century?" Essays on Conservatism, 1, 117-142.
2020. "Dynamics of Youth’s Religiosity in Russia." Research result. Sociology and Management, 6 (3).
Research members of Sociology of Religion research laboratory participated in XXII April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development (April 2021) >>>
Ivan Pavlyutkin and Mariia Goleva participated in Interim Meeting “Extended family relationships: What are they in late modernity?” (21-22 January 2021, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic) >>>
Research members of Sociology of Religion research laboratory participated in XXI April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development (April – May 2020) >>>
Ivan Pavlyutkin made a presentation at the VI International Conference of Faculty of Social Sciences, Saint Tikhon’s Orthodox University “The life-world of a modern Russian student: from liberalism to conservatism?” >>>
Members of research laboratory participated in IX international scientific conference «Sociology of Religion in the Late Modern Society: Interfaith, Interinstitutional, Intercultural Aspects» in Belgorod (October 17-18 2019) >>>
Maria Goleva took part in the 14th Conference of the European Sociological Association «Europe and Beyond: Boundaries, Barriers and Belonging» (20-23 August 2019, Manchester, United Kingdom) >>>
Members of research laboratory participated in XIII All-Russian Scientific Conference in memory of Yuriy Levada “Modern Russian Society and Sociology” (23 April, 2019) >>>
8-10 October 2018. Ivan Pavlyutkin and Mariia Goleva participated in a workshop in Family Studies and Research University Centre at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan >>>
On the 16th-21st of May Mark Regnerus visited Saint Tikhon’s Orthodox University >>>
MEMBERS OF THE RESEARCH LABORATORY “SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION” PARTICIPATED AT XIX APRIL INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC CONFERENCE ON ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT (APRIL, 10-13, 2018, MOSCOW, NRU HSE) >>>
Research fellows of research laboratory “Sociology of Religion” took part in a seminar ”Modern Parental Cultures. Part 2”, organized by the Center for Studies of Modern Childhood of the Institute of Education of the Higher School of Economics >>>
17-18 of November, Ivan Pavlyutkin presented at the international conference “The Voice of the Apostle Andrew the First-Called in the Modern World” in Greece >>>
October, 13 the workshop on the project “The Global Recession in Christian Marriage: What it Means for Families, Nations, and the Church” held in “Sociology of Religion” laboratory >>>
Research fellows of “Sociology of Religion” took part in the 13th conference of the European Sociological Association ESA-2017 in Athens >>>
16-21 July, Ivan Pavlyutkin participated in the School of Social Action, Yl’yanovsk >>>
29-31of May Giovanna Rossi visited PSTGU and took part in research project of “Sociology of Religion” >>>
Researchers of the “Sociology of Religion” laboratory at PSTGU took part in the V International scientific-practical conference “Religion and History” (April 20-22, 2017, Minsk, Republic of Belarus) >>>