This article is concerned with results of ethnographical studies examining national character of numerous nations from the Middle Volga Region: Russian, Tatar and Chuvash. Also intellectual culture of nations is shown in ethnic stereotypes, visualizations of their nation’s pattern and representatives from other nationalityһ. The research is of longitudinal nature and has been conducted for 30 years. The first step was organized in 1998, then 2008. The results of the present step were represented in 2018 and population coverage is more than 1005 people at the last step.
There were conducted multiaxial analysis of study’s results as various groups of population were involved and these groups were distinguished by place of residence (town/village) and age. The sampling shows broad picture of the modern perception of Russian, Tatar and Chuvash characters against each other, as well as their autostereotypes. Positive mutual characters have been detected. Likeness between auto- and heterostereotypes each of ethnos was found out. Data analysis emphasizes stability, permanence and inter-generational demonstration of the national character as there are no any changes in ethnical characters of Russian, Tatars and Chuvashes in the past decade. The article has a try at disclosing causative-consecutive relations of ethnical characters of titular Tatarstan nation’s origin and appearance. There is shown determinant analysis of spiritual culture of the nations discovered in their national character.
Key words: nations spiritual culture, national character, ethnic images, peoples of the middle Volga region, causative-consecutive relations
For Reference: Khusnutdinova, R. R., & Safina, A. M. (2019). Ethnic stereotypes in the views of the Russians, the Tatars and the Chuvash people living in the Middle Volga Region. Perspektivy nauki i obrazovania – Perspectives of Science and Education, 40 (4), 415-424. doi: 10.32744/pse.2019.4.32
Information about the authors:
Rezida R. Khusnutdinova (Russia, Tatarstan, Naberezhnye Chelny) - PhD in Psychology, Senior Lecturer. Naberezhnye Chelny State Pedagogical University. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. ORCID ID: 0000-0002-7464-1930 Aelita M. Safina (Russia, Tatarstan, Naberezhnye Chelny) - Associate Professor, PhD in Pedagogical Sciences. Naberezhnye Chelny State Pedagogical University. E-mail: email@example.com. ORCID ID: 0000-0001-5675-4846