Changes in the Concept of Lithuanian Identity in Public Consciousness in 2008–2017 Cover Image

Lietuviškosios tapatybės sampratos kaita visuomenės sąmonėje 2008–2017 metais
Changes in the Concept of Lithuanian Identity in Public Consciousness in 2008–2017

Author(s): Aida Savicka
Subject(s): Sociology, Transformation Period (1990 - 2010), Present Times (2010 - today), Globalization, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Vilnius University and Klaipeda University
Keywords: national identity; nationality; Lithuanianness; European identity; globalization;

Summary/Abstract: What is the prevailing concept of Lithuanian identity and the importance of different criteria used to define it? How do they fit in with the newly constructed European identity? Based on the data of the European Values Survey, the article analyzes the dominant notion of Lithuanian identity in our society, the importance of criteria used to define it, and the dynamics of evaluations of the importance of these criteria in the period from 2008 to 2017, revealing essential sociodemographic and other differentiation factors. The problem of the complex interrelationship between a Lithuanian and European identity is also examined, denying the myths of their inevitable contradiction.

  • Issue Year: 2019
  • Issue No: 45 (02)
  • Page Range: 68-83
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Lithuanian