Linguo-semantic and etymological analysis as a tool of sociology of youth

Tyumen State University Herald. Social, Economic, and Law Research


2015, Vol. 1. №3(3)

Linguo-semantic and etymological analysis as a tool of sociology of youth

About the authors:

Sergey Yu. Vishnevskiy, Dr. Sci. (Sociol.), Professor, Department of Sociology and State and Municipal Administration Technologies, Ural Federal University (Yekaterinburg);

Yury R. Vishnevsky, Dr. Sci. (Phylos.), Professor, Department of Sociology and Technologies of the Public and Municipal Administration, Ural Federal University (Yekaterinburg);

Dmitry Yu. Narkhov, Cand. Sci. (Soc.), Associate Professor, Department of Organizing Youth Work, Ural Federal University (Yekaterinburg);


The article deals with the cognitive benefits of the use of linguo-semantic and etymological analysis in sociology of youth. The updated conceptual framework of sociology of youth is traced, as exemplified by the concepts of «kidult» and «generation NI-NI» («Generation NEET»). The authors identified two trends in the development of this framework, i. e. the need for clear definitions and the «fluidity» of the notions they refer to. The conducted research proves the necessity of the resource-based approach to youth.


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