Dealtruization as a Crisis of Altruism: Theoretical Framework

Posted: 15 Mar 2015 Last revised: 16 Mar 2015

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Mariia Rubtcova

North- West Institute of Management-branch of RANEPA

Natalia Martianova

Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia

Date Written: March 13, 2015

Abstract

The article presents a theoretical framework of analysis dealtruization as a new social phenomenon in the knowledge society. The term "altruization" was introduced by Pitirim Sorokin. According to Sorokin`s point of view, individual altruization is possible only through altruization by groups or institutions and vice versa, altruization institutions or groups is possible only through altruization their members. Therefore, dealtruzation also closely related to the condition institutions of society. Groups and institutions` dealtruization possible through dealtruization their members. In a institutions and groups crisis, crisis of individual altruization also take place. The analysis focused on dealtruization as a crisis of altruism in the professions. Professional dealtruization characterized by a decline in the importance of altruistic behavior in professional activities.

Keywords: dealtruization, altruization, knowledge society, sociology of professions

Suggested Citation

Rubtcova, Mariia and Martianova, Natalia, Dealtruization as a Crisis of Altruism: Theoretical Framework (March 13, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2577945

Mariia Rubtcova (Contact Author)

North- West Institute of Management-branch of RANEPA ( email )

St.Petersburg
Russia

Natalia Martianova

Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia ( email )

6 Kazanskaya (Plekhanova) st.
St. Petersburg, 191186
Russia

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