Browsing Grupės ir aplinkos / Groups and Environments 2015, nr. 4 by: Area "Etnologija / Ethnology (H006)"
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A conceptual framework for research o oppositional cultural groupsPublication[Opozicinių kultūrinių grupių tyrimo koncepcija]research article ; ; ; ;Grupės ir aplinkos : tarpdisciplininis mokslo darbų leidinys = Groups and environments : interdisciplinary research studies. Kaunas : Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas, 2015, nr. 4, p. 9-23This paper presents a conceptual framework for research on cultural groups which existed in recent Soviet societies but were opposed to the regime. The framework is designed to facilitate research on social processes related to the behaviour of individuals and groups through cooperation between social researchers and IT scientists. The proposed methodology helps not only acquire knowledge about processes that took place in the societies in the recent past but can also be adapted for exploration of current processes in various other cultural groups and communities. The methodology adapts the techniques of several disciplines to the study of social problems by integrating simultaneous technical adjustments in these disciplines under a systems approach. 59 122
Lietuvybės ugdymas užsienyje : Rygos lietuvių vidurinės mokyklos atvejisPublication[Fostering Lithuanian culture and traditions abroad : a case of Riga Lithuanian secondary school]research articleGrupės ir aplinkos : tarpdisciplininis mokslo darbų leidinys = Groups and environments : interdisciplinary research studies. Kaunas : Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas, 2015, nr. 4, p. 101-116The article presents research, conducted by the author in Riga Lithuanian Secondary School in March, 2014. The study included a total of 60 respondents, 43% male and 57% female, respectively. They were interviewed using a semi-structured questionnaire developed by the author. Participant observation method was used. Riga Lithuanian Secondary School not only provides education but also places great emphasis on fostering the Lithuanian language and national traditions. The study revealed that celebrations help build a community, experience a sense of solidarity and discover new meanings of communality. Every school community has symbols embodying their uniqueness in regard to communities of other schools. The most common symbols are the school coat of arms, school anthem and flags which symbolise belonging to a particular school community. The school community has numerous invented traditions such as the celebration of one hundred days before the examinations or the 'Žetonu vakars.' The festivity merges Lithuanian and Latvian school celebration traditions Other dates, important not only to members of Riga Lithuanian Secondary School but also to the Lithuanian community in Riga, include state holidays such as the Declaration of Lithuanian Independence Day on February 16, and the Re-establishment of the State of Lithuania Day on March 11. The school maintains close cooperation with Lithuanians residing in Latvia and Lithuania and strives to promote culture and traditions. It has been observed that not only Lithuanians and Latvians but also students of other ethnicities choose to study in Riga Lithuanian Secondary School. The choice is determined by high school ratings and good study conditions.[...] 99 88
Tarpdisciplininių visuomenės grupių tyrimų konferencijaPublication[Interdisciplinary social group research conference]journal articleGrupės ir aplinkos : tarpdisciplininis mokslo darbų leidinys = Groups and environments : interdisciplinary research studies. Kaunas : Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas, 2015, nr. 4, p. 123-129In November 2014, Centre for Cultural Studies, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania, held a conference "Interdisciplinary Social Group Research." Presentation topics focused on subcultural groups, communities and social movements within diverse social environments. The conference aimed to gain understanding on how isolated alternative, innovative small social groups arise, function and disappear. Central in the conference was the question of social and cultural role of small groups. Situated within the framework of sociology, anthropology, arts and political sciences, the con¬ference generated huge interest. 41 speakers from various universities and research institutions of Lithuania took part in the conference. It included presentations in 7 sections, a poster session and a round table of young scholars. The topics covered by the participants included "start-up" subculture, graffiti artists, sarariman, swaggers, skinheads, neo pagans, historical re-enactors, prisoners, communal artists and Dalits among others. The presentations promoted discussions and involvement of the audience, students, scholars and representatives of the municipality. Interest in the topics of the conference and the high turnout testify to the topicality of the conference and the need for the development of social group research. 35 99