An attempt to comprehend the phenomenon of patriotism in the context of generational change and its upbringing in the domestic education system

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In the article, the problem of patriotism is considered as a meaningfully changing social phenomenon from the point of view of its nature and essence, which are not invariable. Special attention is paid to the fact that patriotism locked onto itself the unfulfilled hopes of social groups and strata of society, whose expectations turned out to be higher than its political and cultural capabilities. The scientific novelty of the work lies in the fact that it speaks of the dependence of patriotism on a generational shift or generational change, since the emergence of a new capable subject of social action, possessing not only a post-material independent of the departed Soviet nature, but also a new idealized system of values, is capable of predetermining changes in patriotic sentiments in society. The paper argues that various interpretations of patriotism, despite its seeming naturalness and eternity, create the preconditions for the emergence of stereotyped chimerical constructions. It is noted that the traditionally form of patriotic fetishism is the institution of education, reduced to the logic of "service" - to the provision of educational services, built in accordance with a given vertical of values and priorities outlined by the state, within which patriotism is not brought up, but proclaimed. The Institute of Education, for which the frame of education of patriotism has ceased to be an organizing principle, is no longer stitched with strong temporary ties within the direct contact of generations, their semantic dialogue. As a result, patriotic education is poorly integrated into the educational process. Another consequence of this situation is the blindness of the institution of education in modern Russia in relation to generational shifts and their impact on social development. Today it is much more important for the Russian state (its political elite) to reproduce the form of patriotism at the level of official formulas, but not its literal meaning. The article is based on the principles of science, objectivity and creativity.


Patriotism, phigital generation, imitation effect, simulacrum of patriotism, institute of education

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IDR: 149136238   |   DOI: 10.17748/2075-9908-2021-13-1-109-122

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