On the childhood of Pitirim Sorokin and his theories

On November 30, the methodists of the Center “Nasledie” met with the first-year students of the Syktyvkar Humanitarian Pedagogical College named after I.A. Kuratov and talked with them about the childhood of Pitirim Sorokin in the Komi region and the famous theory of the sociologist – the theory of the social mobility.


At the first lesson, students learned where the future scientist was born, what difficulties he had to face at an early age and how this affected his character. The children learned that, until the end of his life, Pitirim Sorokin spoke about the Komi region and the Komi people with respect and love. The young Pitirim was agitating for the overthrow of the tsarist regime, but years later he changed his attitude towards the revolution – why did this happen and how did this decision affect his life?

The second lesson was devoted to the theory of social mobility – the theory explaining the processes that occur in the modern society. The first-year students learned what social space is, learned how to define a social position in this space, learned what social lifts are, and how they can be used to change their status. At the end of the lesson, the students completed a practical task to consolidate the material studied.


You can learn more about the life and scientific ideas of our countryman from the brochure “P.A. Sorokin: Life and Ideological Heritage” posted on the website of the Center “Nasledie”: http://rksorokinctr.org/images/nauka/broshura.pdf