The Phenomenon of “Resources”: Topos and Chronos in the Actualization of Environmental Conditions as Resources

The aim of the research is to study the relationship between the measure of social success of middle-aged people and the conditions of the social environment (spatial characteristics) and the temporal characteristics of their actualization (usage, creation, acquisition) as resources. Hypothesis: the conditions of the social environment, actualized as resources at different time stages of the social formation of the subject, have different significance for representatives of different social groups.

Social Age Norms Detection by Means of Qualitative Data Analysis

The article presents the results of social age norms study by means of qualitative data analysis. The authors suggest definition and the list of basic functions of social norms. Sample group of empirical research were represented by three age groups (7 people in each, total - 21 people.): early adulthood (20-40 years), middle adulthood (40-60 years), 37and late adulthood (60 years and older). The method of investigation is a semistructured interview.