Adyghe Int. Sci. J. Vol. 23, No 3. P. 29-35
Ethnoecology: experience in the reconstruction
of cultural heritage
Asfar Askerovich Shaov
Doctor of Philosophy, leading employee of the Department of Philosophy and Sociology of the Adygean Republican Institute of Humanitarian Research named after T. M. Kerashev, Maykop, email@example.com
Abstract. This article attempts to conceptualize the ethno-cultural identity of Adygs through the prism of ecological ethno-existence. Global processes are developing so rapidly and with such complexity that they pose difficult questions to traditional culture: “Who are we in the conditions of the new reality? “Through what symbols does Adyghe traditional culture speak to us today? “What does it mean to be an Adyghe in the modern world?”. Today we are witnessing a turning point, which threatens to turn into an ethno-cultural catastrophe. The limit to the basic principles of Adyghe culture – Trust and Devotion – has been exhausted, we no longer judge ourselves on their
behalf. We do not possess universal consent and this situation of fragmentation does not present an opportunity to keep the Adyghe world in integral unity. Historically, it is the ethno-ideological system Adygstvo that has acted as the ethno-forming beginning of the Adyghe ethnos. To what extent the ethno-cultural normative system – Adygstvo – is able to respond today to the main challenges of modernity.
Keywords: ethnoecology, traditional culture, globalization, geopolitics, ethics, ethnic identity, ethnoexistence, ethnos
Acknowledgments: the authors express their gratitude to the reviewer of the article, the technical secretary of the journal, the proofreader for preparing the article for publication.
The authors declare no conflict of interest.
For citation. Shaov A. A. Ethnoecology: experience in the reconstruction of cultural heritage. Adyghe Int. Sci. J. 2023. Vol. 23, No. 3. P. 29–35.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.47928/ 1726-9946-2023-23-3-29-35, EDN: SGNKRO
The authors have read and approved the final version of the manuscript.
Submitted 07.09.2023; approved after reviewing 14.09.2023; accepted for publication 19.09.2023
© Shaov A. A., 2023
1. Thagapsoev H. G. Ekologicheskie aspekty v smyslovom prostranstve kul’tury etnosa. Ocherki kavkazskoj kul’tury [Ecological aspects in the meaning space of ethnos culture. Sketches of Caucasian culture]. Majkop, redakcionno-izdatel’skij otdel Adygejskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta. 2001; 62. (In Russ.)
2. Hanahu R. A, Shaov A. A. Filosofiya adygov. Adygskaya (cherkesskaya) filosofiya i kul’tura. Enciklopediya. (nauchnoe izdanie) [Philosophy of Adygs. Adyghe (Circassian) philosophy and culture. Encyclopedia. (scientific edition)]. Avtor-sost. Hanahu R. A. Majkop: ElIT. 2022; 986. (In Russ.)
3. Bgazhnokov B. H. Antropologiya morali [Anthropology of morality]. Nal’chik. Izdatel’skij otdel KBIGI. 2010; 128. (In Russ.)
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.