POLITINIS VIRSMAS LIETUVOJE: INDIVIDO MĄSTYMO POKYČIAI
Author(s): Bronislovas Kuzmickas
THE POLITICAL TRANSFORMATION IN LITHUANIA: ALTERATIONS OF INDIVIDUAL MENTALITY
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Vilniaus Universiteto Leidykla
Keywords: individual; thinking; political transformation; totalitarianism; democracy; consumerism; information technologies.
Summary/Abstract: The article is a part of the research project devoted to the investigation of the changes taking place in the contemporary society of Lithuania. Considering that each culture, each historical epoch creates the type of its own of an individual and his way of thinking, the author analyses material and ideal factors which influence individual’s way of thinking and motivation. The concept of paradigm is used to denote the whole of these factors. There are highlighted the basic social, economic, political circumstances, which differently characterize totalitarian and democratic political systems and have influence on the mentality of an individual before the political transformation of 1990 and after it during the twenty years of independence. Consumerism, wide application of information technologies, global openness, certain ideas of postmodernity are singled out among the circumstances influencing mentality of individuals. The usage of communication technologies is weakening the need for direct personal contacts, thus opening ways to develop non-traditional identities and modes of thinking. The individual thinking is thus evolving in several directions.
- Issue Year: 2014
- Issue No: 85
- Page Range: 30-41
- Page Count: 12
- Language: Lithuanian