The director of laboratory – R.M.Mustafin, the doctor of historical sciences, the professor
The modern social and political validity defines priorities of the scientific researches, their specialization which can be realized in the new research structures, in particular labaratory «Social and cultural anthropology».
Basic directions of the scientific activity
An implementation of the scientifically-applied problems.
The Eurasian idea in a context of the topical problems of the social and cultural anthropology (for L.N.Gumilyov's 100 anniversary); Theoretical and methodological aspects of studying both interethnic interdenominational tolerances and multiculturalism in polyethnic societies; Interethnic relations: historical experience and modern judgment, the multiculturalism concept, ideology and a policy of multiculturalism; Interethnic and interfaith relations and interactions: experience of Kazakhstan and foreign countries; the Role of Islam and traditional religions in the history and modern life of the people of Kazakhstan and in foreign countries in a context of ethno confessional and ethno cultural interaction.
Formation of objective and competent approaches for the studying of ethnic, ethno cultural, ethno social and ethno confessional sphere of the people of Kazakhstan and the countries of Eurasia, Islam and traditional religions in a context of ethno cultural interaction.
Support of an atmosphere of interethnic and religious tolerance and of the formation of favorable socially-psychological and political conditions in a society; Preparation of the new generation of young scientific experts in the field of social and cultural anthropology.
Expected results of an implementation
An implementation of the modern conceptual device of the research, creation of the modern dictionaries of the social and cultural anthropology, religions of the people of Kazakhstan and other help materials; Results of research could have recommendatory character and promote development of a state policy concerning ethnic, ethno cultural and ethno confessional sphere of a society; Development of positive collective installations at representatives of various ethnics, ethnic groups and faiths; Scientific education of a society, in particular youth, about history and features of modern forms of an existing of religious traditions of the people of Kazakhstan; Support of the interdenominational and interethnic stability, peace and harmony in a polyethnic and polyconfessional society.