CONTENTS

 
PREFACE ..... 15 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

..... 17 

INTRODUCTION: SYSTEMATIC-FUCTIONAL TREND IN SOCIOLOGY


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Chapter 1
METHODOLOGICAL PREMISES FOR ANALYSIS OF THE SOCIETY AS A SYSTEM
Society as Systematical Whole
Distinction between Society as a Whole and its Parts and Differentiation of the Sociology as a Science
Identification of the Sociology and the Systematic-Functional Approach under Analysis of the Society



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Chapter 2
HISTORICAL ESSAY
Auguste Comte – the first Systematic Scientist in Sociology
Organic Trend in Sociology. Herbert Spencer
The Functionalism of Emile Durkheim
Structural Anthropology. Bronislaw Malinowski, Alfred Radcliffe-Brown, Claude Levy-Strosse
Structuralism in Linguistics. Ferdinand de Saussure
Talcott Parsons


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Chapter 3
THE CONCEPT OF „TOTAL (GLOBAL) SOCIETY”


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Chapter 4
THE MARXIST SYSTEMATIC-FUNCTIONAL APPROACH. THE CONCEPT OF „SOCIAL FORMATION”



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Chapter 5
THE CONCEPTION OF SOCIOLOGICAL SYSTEM IN BULGARIAN SOCIOLOGICAL THOUGHT
Succession and Distinctions with the non Marxist Conceptions in Systematic-Functional Approach in Sociology
Succession and Distinctions with Systematic-Functional Elaborations of Marx and Engels



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OBJECTIVE BASES OF THE CONCEPTION OF SOCIETY AS A
SOCIOLOGICAL SYSTEM


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Chapter 6
SOCIETY AND NATURE


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Chapter 7
HUMAN ACTIVITY AS A BASIS OF MAKING OF SYSTEMATIC-FUNCTIONAL MODEL OF SOCIETY AS A WHOLE



..... 63 

Chapter 8
PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION AS UNIVERSAL ASPECTS OF SOCIAL INTERACTION



..... 67 

Chapter 9
SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS


..... 70 

Chapter 10
SOCIAL RELATIONS


..... 73 

Chapter 11
SOCIAL THINGS


..... 76 

ELEMENTS AND LEVELS OF THE SOCIOLOGICAL SYSTEM

..... 79 

Chapter 12
BASIC SPHERES
Material Production
Spiritual Production
Reproduction of People
Communications
Social Government


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Chapter 13
MAIN FIELDS


... 111 

Chapter 14
VARIETIES OF THE MAIN FIELDS


... 118 

Chapter 15
INTERACTION OF THE ELEMENTS OF THE SOCIOLOGICAL SYSTEM
Diffusion of the Elements
Material Production – Central Structural and Functional Unit of the Sociological System
Criteria for Effectiveness of the Separate Element of the Sociological System


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COMMUNAL (SUBJECTIVE) ASPECT OF THE SOCIOLOGICAL SYSTEM

... 134 

Chapter 16
SOCIOLOGICAL SYSTEM AND POPULATION


... 134 

Chapter 17
SOCIOLOGICAL SYSTEM AND COMMUNAL STRUCTURE


... 138 

Chapter 18
THE PERSON AS A SPECIFIC SOCIOLOGICAL SYSTEM


... 145 

Chapter 19
KINDS OF COMMUNITIES
Ethnic Communities
Mode of Life Communities. Familly
Professional Communities
Class Communities
Other Communities


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Chapter 20
SOCIAL MOBILITY AND SOCIAL STRATIFICATION


... 174 

TYPOLOGY OF THE SOCIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS

... 179 

Chapter 21
BASIC SOCIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS
Social Formation
Country (within the Borders of the State)
Region (administratively formed)
Settlement


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Chapter 22
COMMUNAL SOCIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS


... 184 

Chapter 23
SOCIOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF THE SINGLE SOCIAL PHENOMENON


... 185 

DYNAMICS OF THE SOCIOLOGICAL SYSTEM

... 187 

Chapter 24
SOURCES OF THE DYNAMICS
Causes for the Changes and the Development of the Sociological System
Civilizational and Formational Aspects of the Development


... 187 

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Chapter 25
SOCIAL PROGRESS
The Social Progress – Objective Law of the Dynamics of the Sociological System
The Social Progress as a Replacement of the Formations from Lower to Higher and as Cultural Accumulations
Antagonistic Form of the Realization of the Social Progress in the Private Ownership Society


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Chapter 26
PERIODIZATION OF THE SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Theories which outline a Uniform Line of Progressive Development
The Marxist Periodization of the Social Development


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Chapter 27
GLOBALISATION
Universalisation and Unification of the Social Phenomena
Formation of Humanity as a United Sociological System
Intersticial Forms of Globalisation – Regional Superstate Unions
Fundamental Problems of the Globalisation
     1. Establishment of the Universal Legal Order and Ethic Values
     2. Globalisation and National State
     3. Globalisation and National Culture
     4. Confirmation of World Language
Attempts to Subordinate the Globalisation to Class and National-selfish Interests


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Chapter 28
FUTURE SOCIETY
Factors for Surmounting the Capitalism and Formation of the Post-capitalist Society
Formational Characteristic of the Future Post-capitalist Society
Problem of the Social Boredom
Roads to the Future Society


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CONCLUSION: PERSPECTIVES OF THE SYSTEMATIC- FUNCTIONAL
APPROACH IN SOCIOLOGY


... 245 

ANNEX: TRENDS FOR THE STUDY OF THE SOCIOLOGICAL SYSTEM


... 248 

1. Empirical Sociological Research of the Sociological System within the
    Borders of the Settlement, Region and Country
2. Comparative Study of the Elements of the Sociological System
3. Study of the Time-Budget of Population within the Given Sociological
    System
4. Study of the Material Connection of the Communities, Institutions and
    People
5. Study of the Binding of the Communities, Institutions and People by
    the State-Government
6. International Empirical Sociological Research. Empirical Sociological
    Research of Humanity as a Whole


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LITERATURE

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