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Social communication paradoxes in post-conflict societies

Research Article

Olga V. Yarmak Candidate of Sociology, Associate professor,
Sevastopol State University, Sevastopol, Russia,
mailto: olga_yarmak@inbox.ru
ORCID ID=0000-0002-5025-9112
Maria G. Bolshakova Candidate of Pedagogics
Sevastopol State University, Sevastopol, Russia,
mailto: marie-mary@yandex.ru
ORCID ID=0000-0001-9757-0162
Tatyana V. Shkayderova Candidate of Philology, Associate professor,
Sevastopol State University, Sevastopol, Russia,
mailto: romy@mail.ru
ORCID ID=0000-0001-5370-4237
Anastasia G. Maranchak
Sevastopol State University, Sevastopol, Russia; Institute for Sociological Research, Sevastopol, Russia,
mailto: amaranchak@yandex.ru
ORCID ID=0000-0003-0421-8675
Social communication paradoxes in post-conflict societies.
Vestnik instituta sotziologii. 2021. Vol. 12. No. 1. P. 136-152

The reported study was funded by RFBR and EISR according to the research project No. 20-011-31565 «Sociological dimension of interethnic and interreligious harmony in the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol using semi-Markov processes and agent-based modeling»

Дата поступления статьи: 22.09.2020
This Article is downloaded: 875 times
Topic: Social communications in the “digital expansion” situation

For citation:
Yarmak O. V., Bolshakova M. G., Shkayderova T. V., Maranchak A. G. Social communication paradoxes in post-conflict societies Vestnik instituta sotziologii. 2021. Vol. 12. No. 1. P. 136-152
DOI: https://doi.org/10.19181/vis.2021.12.1.703


The article presents the results of a media-analytical study of information flows in Ukraine and in the “new” subjects of the Russian Federation – Crimea and Sevastopol. The relevance of the study of post-conflict societies is dictated by the fact that in the digital era, an effective military solution must be supported by participation in the formation of the information agenda and management of information flows. The cases of color revolutions allow to speak of communication as a factor in the formation of unconventional social attitudes. The results of the study carried out by the authors show that in the condition of the crisis in society, communication networks are formed often due to the external influence. Information flows of a post-conflict society are formed not only from real events of everyday life and the existing socio-political situation, but also focusing on a number of topics and discourses that must be present in the media field without fail. They act as information triggers, system trigger tools that form a different streaming of flows, which were differentiated by the authors as single – and multi-wave. The analysis of the identified flows, that represent communicative network structures, testifies to the different genesis of their emergence and functioning, but the determining factor in this process is the geopolitical request for the formation of media tracks. The authors come to conclusion that the information flows of post-conflict societies are communicative-political structures of a dual nature: they initially carry the ideas of an open and democratic society, but then form conflict situations in the civil and media fields


social media, big data, information flow, Republic of Crimea, Ukraine



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