Grupės ir aplinkos : tarpdisciplininis mokslo darbų leidinys = Groups and environments : interdisciplinary research studies. Kaunas : Vytauto Didžiojo universiteto leidykla, 2012, nr. 3, p. 151-171
On the basis of field studies which were performed during 2004-2010, the author in his article compares skinhead groups with respect to their activity. Three states of activity have been identified and defined by group members’ activity and the internal structure of the group. In the first – the inactive, or “hibernation” – state, the skinheads do not act as a group and have no common activity, although there are individuals with the identity of this subculture in the area. In the second – the active (“party”) – state, the group mostly limits its activity to spontaneous or retaliatory actions and spending free time together. In the third – the highly active (“extremist”) – state, the group acquires signs if an organization engages in planned actions alongside the spontaneous ones, and becomes more closed with respect to other groups. The research was aimed at determining what factors conditioned the transition from one state of activity to the other. A combination of the concepts of the systems theory and ethnographic description was applied to identify internal and external environments, interaction between group members, and the effect of this interaction on the activity of the group.