E. N. Kasarkina (Saransk, Russia). Subculture of family-related assistance to the Mordovian young family in the countryside

DOI: 10.15507/2076-2577.011.2019.01.045-055

Subculture of family-related assistance to the Mordovian young family in the countryside

Eliena N. Kasarkina,
Candidate Sc. {History}, Associate Professor, Associate Professor of Social Work,
Ogarev Mordovia State University
(Saransk, Russia), eienovik@mail.ru

In the crisis conditions of modern Russia, a young family (an object of the research) faces many problems and is unable to cope with them alone. Of particular importance for a young family is family-related assistance determined by the social parameters of territorial community and national characteristics of socio-cultural cohesion. The purpose of the research is to substantiate the role and potential of family-related assistance in overcoming the crisis of the Mordovian young family in the countryside. The novelty to the solution of the problem is based on objective and subjective aspects of the functioning of the Institute of assistance in various subsystems of family relations (for example, parents and young rural families).
The most significant role in determining the methodological approaches of the study had the concepts of development of a young family. Among them there are crisis, modernization and system. The formation of the theoretical analysis of the research problem also considered the scientific positions of scholars who study the determination of the characteristics of family life by regional-settlement, cultural, and ethnic factors. For following methods were used for this work: general analysis, synthesis, comparison, generalization, interpretation, system method, and secondary analysis of empirical data. The research was based on the questionnaire, and sociological survey of young spouses and their parents.
As a result, the demand for the traditional role of the Mordovian parent family in helping and supporting the young families is empirically proved. It showed the influence of family-related assistance on the success of a young family, as well as the value orientations of young people in the field of family and family relations.
The study showed that family-related assistance in Mordovians is a traditional and popular social institution. The subculture of family-related care includes characteristics of timeliness and diversity, is based on kinship and/or property, is universal and dynamic.

Key words: young family; Mordovians; family values; family-related assistance; countryside.

For citation: Kasarkina EN. Subculture of family-related assistance to the Mordovian young family in the countryside. Finno-ugorskii mir = Finno-Ugric World. 2019; 1: 45–55. (In Russian)

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