In Tyumen on the international forum scientists of Yamal will present experience of the sociological survey among tundra-dwellers
14:16 5 октября 2017
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The fifth International sociological forum “Dynamics of social transformation of Russian society: regional aspects” is taking place in Tyumen.
The head of the Yamal sociological laboratory, a junior researcher of the Center for study of the Arctic Valery Kibenko will tell about study of socioeconomic factors of life activity and social wellbeing of indigenous ethnic minorities of the North residing on the territory of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug and conducting traditional lifestyle. The research has been conducted at the intersection of sociology, micro-economy and anthropology since 2016. More than 100 families of reindeer herders participated in it, as it is informed in the scientific center for study of the Arctic.
The survey was conducted in Yamalskiy district in two stages. The first expedition took place in December of 2016, the second – in March of 2017. The participants of the expedition visited nomadic camps of the reindeer herders, stayed overnight in their choums (their dwelling) and worked in national settlements. The reindeer herders willingly communicated with the researchers.
During two expeditions the employees of the scientific center for study of the Arctic Valery Kibenko and Sergey Zuyev collected the big amount of materials about life activity of Nenets reindeer herders of Yamalskiy district. The researchers received big experience of field work in tundra, including at extremely low temperatures. Processing and analyzing of the data collected in the course of the expeditions are taking place now. For bodies of the executive power the authors of the research prepared analytical materials touching of life activity and social wellbeing of nomads in Yamalskiy district on the modern stage of development.
The organizers of the forum are: the Tyumen regional parliament — Duma, the government of Tyumen region, the Federal Research Center for Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Tyumen regional branch of the Russian Academy of social sciences, Tyumen State University, Tyumen Industrial University, Surgut State University.