DOI :10.26650/PB/PS12.2019.002.061   IUP :10.26650/PB/PS12.2019.002.061    Full Text (PDF)

Ethno-cultural identity as a form of social homeostasis

Krasimir Asenov

Homeostasis describes the ability of organisms to maintain a relatively stable internal state. Recently, this term come to be used by scientists working in several scientific fields. For instance, environmentalists apply the principle of homeostasis to their understanding of the global environment wherein modern civilization is developing. Homeostasis is now used in various fields such as cybernetics, psychology, and the social sciences. As open systems, human communities exhibit general states that can be recognized as forms of a social homeostasis. Maintaining positive demographic growth, resistance to acculturation processes, balanced migration, manifestations of preferred identity phenomena, high levels of intra-community control, and high levels of gray economy involvement are only part of the mechanisms through which social homeostasis functions.



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