The Identity of the "Average" Lithuanian: Contradictions at the End of the Century
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Paulius Subačius
Published 1999-04-04
https://doi.org/10.15388/SocMintVei.1999.3.6969
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Keywords

identity
societal cultural context
self-understanding

How to Cite

Subačius P. (1999) “The Identity of the "Average" Lithuanian: Contradictions at the End of the Century”, Sociologija. Mintis ir veiksmas, 5(3), pp. 81-88. doi: 10.15388/SocMintVei.1999.3.6969.

Abstract

The article aims to analyze the issues of the ‘average’ – in terms of age, social status and cultural experience – Lithuanian identity. The author suggests that the change of cultural models of identity creates a discontinuity between the structure of identity and the social life. He argues that the discontinuity is especially evident in the six dimensions of self-understanding: the interpretation of history, city, religious affiliations, national identity, power and community. The author argues that the tension is resolved in a model of identity that lacks a civic dimension.
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