THE CASPIAN REGION:Politics, Economics, Culture

Scientific journal

Council of elders as a sociocultural element in heterotopic space of astrakhan frontier (for example astrakhan tatars of Osypnoy bugor village)

2015. №4, pp. 315-317

Aliev R.T. - Assistant, Astrakhan State University, 20a Tatischeva Str., Astrakhan, 414056, Russian Federation,

Originating in ancient times as a political and social management body in ethnic communities, the Council of Elders has undergone enormous changes, but remained in the new form. This article discusses emerged quite recently a managing body of the Astrakhan Tatars Osypnoy bigor village, as the Council of Elders. The author analyzes its activities from a position of heterotopic spaces of Astrakhan frontier that allows us to emphasize its main features, functions and place in the heterotopic space.

Key words: астраханские татары, гетеротопия, фронтир, совет старейшин, татары, Осыпной бугор, Фуко, Тернер, Астраханское ханство, Нижняя Волг, культурная безопасность, osypnoy bugor, Astrakhan Tatars, heterotopia, frontier, a council of elders, Tatars, Foucault, Turner, Astrakhan Khanate, the Lower Volg, cultural security