IKBFU's Vestnik

2019 Issue №1

Social inclusion of people with disabilities de jure and de facto: the included, the self-inclusive and the non-self-inclusive

Abstract

The article presents an analysis of the social systems, in which human health is not limited to its inclusion in social relations, processes and practic­es. The main aim of this research work is to study the impact of self-identification of people with disabilities on their social integration and inclu­sion. The complexity of internal contradictions of these processes and a limited number of research works on the problem determined the need for a new inte­grative analysis and synthesis of the existing theories and empirical facts. The evolution of the concepts of social integration and inclusion of people with disabilities is described as a socio-political trend of imposing ‘inclusive socie­ty’ and ignoring its stratification and the laws of social exclusion. It is shown that social exclusion as one of the forms of organization of society can result not only from the structure of society, but can also be the individual’s con­scious choice. The author systematizes and describes special conditions of per­sonality development, personal dispositions and the role of social self-iden­ti­fication of people with disabilities in relation to social inclusion and ex­clu­sion. The author argues that there are different models of integration of people with disabilities based on social compromise and respect for the human right to choose the kind of life to live. The results of the study can be used in social and psychological support of people with disabilities in the processes of their inclu­sion and integration with society.

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Social assumptions about the future of participants of the World Youth Festival — 2017

Abstract

The article describes the results of a socio-psychological research of as­sumptions about the future of participants of the World Youth Festival (2017). The authors used the method of associations, which allowed them to reveal structural elements of reality in the future, in 10 years time, as it is im­agined by youth, including the expected changes in society and personality. The authors analyse the data describing gender-specific assumptions about the future. The analysis of international data made it possible to identify some culture-specific differences. In particular, there are significant differences in the assumptions about the future of young people belonging to different groups of countries and in those of men and women. Based on the research, the authors offer recommendations for young people how to plan their future.

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