Sociologija. Mintis ir veiksmas 2022-01-19T09:33:25+00:00 Liutauras Kraniauskas Open Journal Systems <p>Founded in 1997 and dedicated to publishing articles on&nbsp;contemporary social and cultural change, development of social theory and the shifting status of sociology itself.</p> “There is a Time for Departure Even when There’s no Certain Place to Go”: the Twisting Path to Selfhood and Adulthood 2021-09-06T09:28:22+00:00 Milda Pivoriūtė <p>In today’s post-industrial societies, young people, compared to previous generations, experience longer and more complex processes of creating professional identity, developing a career or finding “one’s vocation”. They also face difficulties in achieving financial independence, starting a family, and leaving parental homes, which altogether define the status of an adult person. Based on the overview of sociological and psychological scholarly literature, the complexity of young people’s identity formation in the context of a passage towards social maturity is analysed. The most significant tensions related to the question of “who am I and what do I want” are emphasized in the article, together with the circumstances of contemporary society that stimulate them. (Non-)applicability of the concept of the quarter-life crisis is finally highlighted in order to summarise, reflect, and explain some of the experiences and life events of young people. The title of the article is a famous quotation of Tennessee Williams.</p> 2021-09-06T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Authors Analytical Philosophy of History on the Second Wave of Serfdom: Revival of the Theoretical History of Central Europe 2021-06-21T09:26:41+00:00 Nerijus Babinskas <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> 2021-06-21T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Authors I – “miesjcova“, You – “przyjiezny”: Drawing the Boundary of Identity in Šalčininkai District 2021-04-08T08:46:28+00:00 Vidmantas Vyšniauskas <p class="ISSN-abst-vidus" xml:lang="lt-LT">In this article, I seek to investigate how people living in the Šalčininkai district perceive the cultural boundary between&nbsp;<em xml:lang="ar-SA">locals</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em xml:lang="ar-SA">newcomers</em>. Based on biographical interviews collected during the ethnographic field research, I argue that historical circumstances and frequent changes in state affiliation have influenced the drawing of the cultural boundary between locals and newcomers. In the article, I present how this division is understood by people of different generations living in the Šalčininkai district.</p> <p class="ISSN-abst-vidus" xml:lang="lt-LT">The cultural boundary between locals and newcomers is very important to the oldest generation (born before World War II). People who grew up during Soviet times understand this boundary and its significance, but pay less attention to it. The youngest generation (people born around 1990) perceive this cultural boundary as a useless remnant of the past and want to distance themselves from it.</p> 2021-03-18T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Authors Transitions from Cohabitation to Marriage or Separation among the Birth Cohort of 1970–1984 in Lithuania 2021-04-08T08:47:17+00:00 Irma Dirsytė <p>This paper aims to analyse the impact of demographic and social factors on first partnership in Lithuania – the duration of premarital cohabitation, the sustainability of such relationships, and the transition into marriage. The research is based on the 2019 Family and Inequality Survey of 1970–1984 birth cohorts. Data analysis shows that most young people began their first partnership as a cohabitation rather than marriage, and the average premarital time spent in a cohabitation increases within this cohort. Cohabitation eventually transitions into marriage, and five years after the start of cohabitation, almost all cohabitants marry, and only a small percentage of cohabitating unions dissolve. Based on Cox regression analysis, the level of education and finished studies, as well as pregnancy, are significant predictors of the transition from cohabitation to marriage. The results of the research show that three decades after the beginning of the spread of cohabitation in Lithuania, cohabitation competes with marriage, but it does not challenge the importance of marriage as an institution of childbearing and upbringing.</p> 2021-03-18T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Authors (In)visibility of the Displaced Populations: the Blind-Spot Effect 2022-01-18T12:57:46+00:00 Svitlana Balinchenko <p>In this paper, conflict-triggered internal displacement is reviewed through the visibility of migration-affected groups, as well as their access to decision-making. The blind-spot effect in the migration studies extends the cognitive and social implications of the systems theory, and engulfs both hypovisibility through anopticism and pseudoassimilation, and hypervisibility through panopticism and excessive control of the displaced citizens. In the context of the impact of IDP status on visibility assessment, I suggest supplementing the migration-studies’ concepts of “phlogiston” and “witch” with that of “ethanethiol”, thus starting a discussion on the role of the otherness marker in the migrantising of citizens. The case of protracted internal displacement in Ukraine due to the Russia-backed armed conflict serves as an illustration of the displaced populations’ visibility challenges and solutions.</p> 2020-12-30T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Authors On Using ANT for Studying Information Systems: A (Somewhat) Socratic Dialogue 2022-01-19T09:33:25+00:00 Bruno Latour <p>Tai Bruno Latouro straipsnio, kuris parašytas kaip dialogas, „On Using ANT for Studying Information Systems: A (Some­what) Socratic Dialogue“ vertimas. Profesoriaus ir doktoranto dialogo metu atskleidžiamas veikėjo-tinklo-teorijos turinys, išdėstomas B. Latouro požiūris į refeksyvumą, struktūralistinį aiškinimą ir socialinių mokslų paskirtį. Pirmą kartą šį dialogą B. Latouras paskelbė 2004 m. C. Avgerou, C. Ciborra, F. F. Land sudarytoje knygoje&nbsp;The Social Study of Information and Communication Technology. Innovation, Actors, and Contexts(Oxford University Press). &nbsp;</p> 2020-12-30T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Authors Must the Social be Reassembled? Broken Dispute between B. Latour and P. Bourdieu 2022-01-19T09:33:24+00:00 Arūnas Poviliūnas <p>The article analyses the conflict between two prominent French sociologists P. Bourdieu and B.&nbsp;Latour. It attempts to answer a question to what extent this conflict reflects the paradigmatic break of sociology. The study of the conflict concludes with the statement that the attempts of B. Latour and his allies to “reassemble the social” and institutionalize Actor-Network-Theory resulted in the critical movement of the Science Technology Studies (STS). However, STS does not succeed to become the paradigmatic break of the path of sociology.</p> 2020-12-30T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Authors Enjoyment and the Other in the Psychoanalytical Theory of Jacques Lacan 2022-01-19T09:33:24+00:00 Kasparas Pocius <p>This article analyses the concept of enjoyment, proposed by Jacques Lacan, the French theoretician of psychoanalysis. The aim is to show the relation between the enjoyment and the other and to find a possibility to create different social relations in which the other (an individual or a group) is not an obstacle for individual or collective enjoyment but its foundation. In this article I develop the Lacanian argument of enjoyment how a plane of the Real, the possibility to meet the other as a person in everyday situations, allows an individual to maintain solidarity with that other person which before was his imaginary competitor.</p> 2020-12-30T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Authors Between the Critique of Socialism and Childhood Nostalgia: The Memory of Soviet Era in the Life Stories of the 1970s Generation 2021-02-18T09:21:43+00:00 Irena Šutinienė <p>The article examines the autobiographical memory of the 1970s generation about the Soviet era. This generation, born in 1970–1979, is interesting for research because of its socialization in two different social and political systems: its childhood and adolescence date back to the Soviet period, while the beginning of adulthood coincides with the collapse of socialism and the restoration of democracy. Based on an analysis of life stories of the 1970s generation, the article explores features of memory of this generation, how it corresponds to the discourse of autobiographical memory of the Soviet era, as well as the generation’s role in the intergenerational transmission of Soviet-era family memory.</p> 2020-12-28T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Authors Editorial Board and Table of Contents 2020-01-15T09:01:19+00:00 Liutauras Kraniauskas <p>none</p> 2019-12-20T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Authors