On principal actors of civilizational dialogue. Cultural and language diversity of modern nations

Tishkov V.A.,

Dr. Sci. (Hist.), Professor, Academician of RAS, Research Director, Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences; Research Centre for Social Anthropology, Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia, valerytishkov@mail.ru

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For citation:

Tishkov V.A. On principal actors of civilizational dialogue. Cultural and language diversity of modern nations. – Polis. Political Studies. 2012. No. 5. P. 77-85. (In Russ.)


A prominent Russian expert in the field of ethnology discusses the evolution of cultural forms and systems in the changing world. He analyzes the socio-cultural nature of modern nations on the basis of the concept of cultural complexity. As is demonstrated in V.A. Tishkov’s article, difficult search for answers to the question: “What is nation?” – is being carried on, apart from Russia, also in other countries within the scientist’s sight.

nation; Russia; culture; language; cultural complexity; linguistic diversity; intercultural communication.

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