Rakhmaninova Mariya Dmitrievna St. Petersburg State Mining University
Abstract. The author considers the problematic of elite and quasi-elite groups' moral evaluation of thinking and lifestyle of mass society and a man of mass, and conducts the analysis of this discourse within the framework of the criticism of dominance phenomenon, which manifests itself in diverse ways of non-verbal or incompletely verbal forms of social communication and social reflection, and also within the framework of repression new forms that are revealed in many spheres of modern Russian society
Key words and phrases: элитарное, массовое, интеллигенция, пассионарность, "быдло", elite, mass, intelligentsia, passionarity, lowbrow.
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