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Title The Archetype of the Home in the Context of Ethnic Identity and Security Issues
Author Elena N. Syutkina, Lyudmila V. Tarasova, Olga S. Solodukhina, Nataliya A. Belousova
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DOI 10.35853/UfH-RMP-2019-SP05
Section Social Psychology
Year Index UDK [159.9+614.8]:159.922.4:159.923.2 Pages 268–275
Abstract Radical changes in socio-political, economic, and cultural landscape destroying the stability and sustainability of human existence stir the need for seeking fundamentals of this stability which lies in the bowels of the collective unconscious and reside in the archetypical matrices. One of the basic archetypes is the archetype of the home, and it underpins the formation of basic security and human identity. The identification of functional characteristics and levels of this archetypal construct may be of interest to the problems of security and ethnic identity. The exploration of these issues requires a reference to particular concepts of sociopsychological, cultural-and-historic, socio-cultural, axiological, and socio-philosophical approaches to studying the psychological and cultural phenomenon. The treatment of security and ethnic identity’ issues is linked to studying the substance of a defensive and identifying function of the home archetype which symbolically realizes itself as a mythological, and a social, and an architectural, as a geographical, and as ethnic space. The home archetype actualization manifests itself in the unconscious aspiration to successful searches of a secure living space which becomes a reference point for the subject’s awareness of his place in the world. If the influence of archetypal home reduces, people no longer feel their belonging to any place or community, and their sense of social responsibility weakens, too.
  • archetype
  • home archetype
  • security and ethnic identity
For citation Syutkina EN, Tarasova LV, Solodukhina OS, Belousova NA. The Archetype of the Home in the Context of Ethnic Identity and Security Issues. In: Zaks LA, Semitko AP, Mitsek SA, et al. (еds.) Russian Man and Power in the Context of Dramatic Changes in Today’s World: Collection of academic papers from the 21st Russian scientific-practical conference (with international participation) (Yekaterinburg, April 12–13, 2019). Yekaterinburg: Liberal Arts University – University for Humanities; 2019. p. 268–275. Available from: doi: 10.35853/UfH-RMP-2019-SP05.
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Funding Тhe article was supported with a grant from the Russian Science Foundation (project № 18-18-00112).
Submitted 10.08.2019
Accepted 12.09.2019