Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Applied Social Science Research

The Caucasus as an Eternal Frontier

Authors
Anna Romanova, Topchiev Mikhail, Liudmila Baeva
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Anna Romanova
Available Online July 2014.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icassr-14.2014.10How to use a DOI?
Keywords
frontier, typology, refrontier, cultural communications, the Caucasus
Abstract
Based on the example of the analysis of social and cultural processes the article shows epistemic opportunities of the frontier theory proposed by F.J. Turner and received further development in foreign and Russian researches. The authors of the article assess current state of the frontier theory and compare different versions of the frontier typology. A special attention is paid to a new typology earlier proposed by O.S. Yakushenkova, S.N. Yakushenkov and A.P. Romanova. This typology – early frontier, frontier, postfrontier and refrontier – was applied to the analysis of the Caucasian frontier change dynamics. The study resulted in revelation of new methodological opportunities of this typology allowing to analyze frontier not as complete historical phenomenon but as ongoing, dynamically changing social and cultural process. It makes possible to understand better the character of modern conflicts and confrontations of the main Caucasian frontier actors and to predict further development of intercultural communications in this region. This typology can be also applied to study other regions.
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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Applied Social Science Research
Series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
July 2014
ISBN
978-94-62520-24-0
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icassr-14.2014.10How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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