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Title Archetypes of Corporate Nature and Hierarchy in Providing Psychological Security of Socio-Cultural Integrity
Author(s) Denis V. L’vov
About the author(s)

Denis V. L’vov, Сand. Sci. (Philosophy), Associate professor, Associate professor at Sociology chair, Siberian Federal University, Institute of Pedagogy, Psychology and Sociology, Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

DOI 10.35853/LAU.WS.2019.MD06
Section Multidisciplinary section
Year 2019 UDK Index 159.9 614.8 Pages 263 - 271

The paper addresses the problem of the legitimacy of authority. The author analyzed the role of the collective unconscious archetypes in the legitimization of power faction through the reference to the satisfaction of the need for security. Reliance on the models of the archetypes of corporate nature and hierarchy gives the possibility to show the impact of in-depth structures of the unconscious on the formation of power relations within socio-cultural communities. It has been shown that the archetype of corporate nature maintains the group identity as separated from the World entirety. The archetype hierarchy establishes a framework for vertical and horizontal intra-group stratification, which provides an effective functioning of communion in satisfying both common and individual needs. Corporate tendencies, at that, produce the perceptions of individuals organizing themselves in a collective as principally equal ‘the same as me-self selves” in a situation of confrontation with the World, structurally similar for each of them. Hierarchical tendencies predispose the fundamentally unequal distribution of rights and obligations of people belonging to this communion. Thus, the interaction of the corporate nature and hierarchy archetypes creates a dialectical tension between a ruling faction and their subordinate community members. The resolution of the highlighted controversy occurs through recourse to the need for security. The consorted influence of the archetypes under discussion supports the priority of collective interests over individual ones, restricting the former by the necessity to satisfy the latter to the full extent possible.

Keywords legitimacy, the archetype of hierarchy, the need for security, the archetype of corporate nature, power.
For citation

L’vov DV. Archetypes of Corporate Nature and Hierarchy in Providing Psychological Security of Socio-Cultural Integrity. In: Perelygina EB, Zotova OYu, Drozdova AV, Tarasova LV. (eds.) Wellbeing and Security in the Face of Social Transformations: Collection of academic papers from the 10th International Symposium (Yekaterinburg, July 9–10, 2019). Yekaterinburg: Liberal Arts University – University for Humanities; 2019. p. 263–271. Available from: doi:10.35853/LAU.WS.2019.MD06.

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Submitted 18.10.2019
Accepted 20.11.2019