RUSSIA AT THE END OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY:
Culture & Its Horizons In Politics & Society

Stanford University, November 5-7, 1998

 

 

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Lev Gudkov

 

Dr. Lev Dmitrievich Gudkov, a sociologist, heads the Department of Social and Political Studies at the All-Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion (VTsIOM) and has a teaching appointment at the Russian State Humanities University (Moscow) and the Jewish University (Moscow). Since 1994, he has served also as Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Economic and Social Change: the Monitoring of Public Opinion.

Dr. Gudkov received his M.A. from the Moscow State University Department of Journalism and the degrees of Candidate of Science (1977) and Doctor of Science in Social Sciences (1995) from the Institute of Philosophy (Moscow) of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Before joining VTsIOM, he worked as a researcher at the Sociology Department of the USSR State Lenin Library, the All-Union Institute for Technical Aesthetics Research, and the Institute for Books in the All-Union Book Chamber. He has also lectured at the Jewish University in Moscow and at the Russian State University of Humanities.

His publications include:

His public work includes monographs and articles, among them most recently:

Metafora i ratsionalnost' kak osnova epistemologii literaturi. Moscow, 1994
with Boris Dubin. Intelligentsia. Moscow-Kharkov, 1995
with Boris Dubin. Literatura kak socialniy institut. Moscow, 1994.
with A. Levinson. Attitudes Toward Jews in the Commonwealth of Independent States. New York: American Jewish Committee, 1994.
with A. Levinson. Attitudes Toward Jews in the Soviet Union: Public Opinion in Ten Republics. New York: American Jewish Committee, 1992
"Massovaia literatura kak problema. Dlia kogo?" Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, 1996, 22.
"Victory in War: Towards Sociology of a National Symbol." Economic and Social Change: The Monitoring of Public Opinion, 1997 #5, p.12-19.
"Russian Neotraditionalism." Economic and Social Change: The Monitoring of Public Opinion, 1997 #2, p.25-32.
"Parameters of Antisemitism in Rusia, 1990-1997" Economic and Social Change: The Monitoring of Public Opinion, 1998 #2.

The title of his paper at the Stanford Conference will be "Neotraditionalism as the Ideological Program of Educated Society."