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2015

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No 4 (2015)

 

Groups and Environments, a series of academic works, promotes research on small social groups. Youth subculture is one area of study represented in the series. The focus is on values of members of youth subcultures and their modes of communicating values and ideas/ideologies which in many ways contradict those in the dominant environment. The series also features research on new religious philosophical groups, migrant groups, ethnic and other subgroups acting within bigger communities. The objective of the works is to foster research collaboration and the use of interdisciplinary approaches to gain a better understanding on the complex behaviours in the contemporary society. Different fields of study (history, anthropology, ethnology, sociology and philosophy) yield increments of knowledge on social behaviour. Some of the scholarly lenses are tilted to probe into the aesthetics and symbolic meanings of rituals in group celebrations. Other inquiries address their origins or look back further into the past for records of social behaviour in historical sources. Important thematic aspects of research are cultural identity retention in emigration and the dynamics of emergence, functioning and disappearance of cultural and political groups. Probing into different research areas from multifarious theoretical and methodological standpoints uncovers the complexity of different levels of social processes. The present volume of Groups and Environments features research on diverse small social groups ranging from Dalit students to metal music groups. This array of scholarship exemplifies only a minor part of diversities in regard to social values and behaviour. The present volume includes selected articles that were originally presented at the conference “Interdisciplinary Social Group Research” held on November 6, 2014. The volume opens a new rubric for coverage of cultural and scholarly events related with the research interests of the series.

Egidija Ramanauskaitė


2012

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No 3 (2012)

Šiame mokslinių straipsnių rinkinyje publikuojami originalūs visuomenės grupių tyrimai, atskeidžiantys Londono skvoterių, sugrįžusių emigrantų, pagonišką pasaulėžiūrą kuriančių grupių (metalistų, rekonstruktorių, religinių pagonių, folkloristų ir kt.), skinhedų, priklausomybės (nuo narkotikų, alkoholio) ligomis sergančių asmenų bendruomenės procesus, taip pat šiuolaikinio jaunimo folkloro tyrimai. Rinkinio autoriai atstovauja sociologijos, antropologijos, etnologijos, folkloristikos tyrimų kryptims. Tyrinėta, kaip Londono apleistuose namuose – skvotuose gyvenantys lietuviai emigrantai organizuoja savo gyvenseną, kaip sugeba išgyventi visuomenės paribiuose. Supažindinama su etninių simbolių raiška ir reikšmėmis jaunimo subkultūrinėse grupėse; pateikiamas nacionalistinių skinhedų grupių tyrimas, analizuojamos skinhedų aktyvumo būsenos; pristatoma reabilitacinėje Pilnų namų bendruomenėje vykstančio priklausomybę nuo narkotinių medžiagų įgijusių asmenų gydymo proceso taikant 12 žingsnių programą analizė. Nagrinėjami JAV pankų judėjimo socialinės kritikos aspektai. Folkloro tyrimais besidomintys skaitytojai suras tekstų, kuriuose gilinamasi į meilės istorijas jaunimo folklore ir krikščioniškos tematikos humorą internetiniame forume. Šis mokslinių straipsnių rinkinys skirtas akademinei bendruomenei ir visiems, besidomintiems visuomenės grupių tyrimais.


2010

Grupės ir aplinkos = Groups and Environments

No 2 (2010)

Groups and Environments, a series of academic works, is designated for investigations of  subcultural groups. The objective for this series is to activate joint work by researchers who  are studying the behaviours of different groups in different social environments as well as interdisciplinary studies that integrate methods used in the social sciences, humanities and  the hard sciences.

This volume includes the results of the EU FP6 research project, Society and Lifestyles:  Towards Enhancing Social Harmonisation through Knowledge of Subcultural Communities/ SAL. This project was designed to extend knowledge about values and religions in Europe  by investigating groups representing various beliefs on values and religions in post-Soviet countries. Three main research fields have been established: ‘Taste’ subcultures, New religious movements and different ethnic/religious groups, such as drug users, skinheads, Euro-Indians, neo-punks, hip-hop enthusiasts, hippies, members of Anastasia and Vissarion, neo-Pagans, Hare Krishna members and national minorities such as Afghans, Muslims and Gypsies as well as others. It is expected that these project outcomes will be useful in the development of the Social Sciences and Humanities. Additionally it is presumed that the SAL project will result in greater tolerance towards different attitudes and lifestyles and enhance social harmonisation.


2009

Grupės ir aplinkos Nr. 1 (2009)

No 1 (2009)

Groups and Environments, a series of academic works, is designated for investigations of subcultural groups. The objective for this series is to activate joint work by researchers who are studying the behaviours of different groups in different social environments as well as interdisciplinary studies that integrate methods used in the social sciences, humanities and the hard sciences.


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