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Vytautas Magnus University publishes Open Access books written by our University scholars in order to increase the impact and dissemination of their works, to enable the possibility to access the results of scientific research, ensure the visibility, effective use, citation of the scientific output. One of the aims of Open Access policy is to ensure permanent URL’s of e-documents guaranteeing permanent links to submitted documents and long term storage of the documents. All open access books are available in Vytautas Magnus University e-Publication Repository (VMU ePub), which is a part of Lithuanian Academic Electronic Library (eLABa).

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• Both reviewers of a monograph should be acknowledged scholars of the same scientific area as the author, but from another institution (at least one reviewer of monographs in humanities and social sciences should be from another institution). A monograph in a foreign language should be reviewed by scholars from outside Lithuania.
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Ancient Lithuanian calendar festivals

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ISBN: 9786094670176 Year: Pages: 184 p. Language: English
Publisher: Vytautas Magnus University
Subject: Ethnology
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The book discusses traditional Lithuanian calendar festivals, their development, rituals, and customs. It also focuses on the ways rural communities celebrated Christmas, St John’s Day, and St George’s Day, paying special attention to ancient rituals that are still practiced today. The reader will also find answers to the following questions: What is the difference between Shrovetide and other calendar festivals? Why can Easter, which reached Lithuania with Christianity, reveal the customs of early Lithuanians no worse than other traditional rural festivals of pre-Christian origin? The book is dedicated to everyone interested in traditional Lithuanian culture and customs.

Civil society in East Asian countries: contributions to democracy, peace and sustainable development: proceedings of the conference

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ISBN: 9786094673252 Year: DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.7220/978-6094673252
Publisher: Vytautas Magnus University
Subject: Political Science
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This publication is dedicated to research on East Asian civil society with special attention given to composition, development and activities of non-governmental sector. The publication gathers research of authors from Lithuania, Germany, UK, South Korea and the Czech Republic who analyze not only general situation in East Asia but also provide detailed case studies. This allows to learn more about political and socioeconomic circumstances that determine particular characteristics of civil society in China, Korea and Japan. The collection of articles will be useful both for specialists of East Asia and researchers coming from the fields of political science, history, sociology and anthropology who would like to know more about familiar topics, such as labor movements, environmental organizations or democratization processes, in the context of less known countries.

Energetinio saugumo sociologija : teorija ir praktika

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ISBN: 9786094672828 Year: Pages: 269 p. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7220/9786094672828 Language: Lithuanian
Publisher: Vytautas Magnus University
Subject: Sociology
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The risk, uncertainty and security of the energy system development are the topics which relevance has been determined by the particularly complicated issues of the energy supply and its functioning in contemporary societies under global energy system. The development of the energy sector has always been not only one of the basic conditions for society development, but one of the most serious threats to enormous and multidimensional (economic, health, ecological, social and political) predictable and unpredictable, probable and unexpected multifaceted security issues. The consequences of the positive and negative globalization are particularly evident in the energy sector, both in the provision of cheap and environmentally friendly energy resources, and in the event of harmful and even tragic consequences for the development of the energy system. An important element of energy politics in liberal democratic societies is the public opinion and participation. The perception of energy security in the Lithuanian society is analyzed from rational choice, reflexive modernization, system theory, postmodern perspective, cultural theory, and governance theory points of views. Sociological analysis of energy security is considered to be a relatively separate branch of sociology. It differs from other topics not so much on the particularity of the theoretical approaches, but on the topic itself. It requires specific adaptation of risk theories for the analysis of specific data. The monograph is based on data from two (2013 and 2014) representative Lithuanian society surveys (18 and older). The results reflect the opinion of Lithuanian population distributed by age, sex, place of residence, education, purchasing power and occupation.

Hansas Christianas Andersenas : pastangos (at)pažinti

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ISBN: 9789955124863 Year: Pages: 312 p. Language: Lithuanian
Publisher: Vytautas Magnus University
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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The book consists of two parts. The first one focuses on the personality of Hans Christian Andersen, the originality of his works and its preconditions. The author concentrates on Andersens autobiographies pointing out the peculiarities of Andersen‘s character, the expression of his sexuality and belief in God, also, investigates small prose from the standpoint of genre specifics, analyses the component of simple speaking as poetic strategy and inquires into the correlation of small prose and the tradition of folklore. The second part of the book focuses on Andersen‘s works from the standpoint of comparative science relating them to the works of modern Scandinavian writers, also, the works of Lithuanian writers, especially those written on the verge of 19th – 20th c., besides, it reveals Andersen‘s impact on the development of Lithuanian literary fairy tale and artistic expression in the works meant for adults.

Komunikuoti kultūrą : institucijos, strategijos, auditorijos

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The book "Communicating Culture: Institutions, Strategies, Audiences" is an outcome of the research project “The Development of Communicative Competence of Cultural Institutions in the Context of Knowledge and Creative Society” conducted between 2012 and 2015 by researchers of Vytautas Magnus University. The data were collected from cultural organisations, project participants, in Kaunas, Šiauliai and Klaipėda between 2008 and 2013. The project had encompassed theoretical studies and their critical development, case studies and qualitative and qualitative data analysis. Central in the project was estimating to what extent the organisations were perceptive to the influences of creative and cultural industries (CCI) communication processes. The monograph aims to discuss processes, concepts, ideas and reasons why the above-mentioned traditional Lithuanian cultural institutions only partly implement CCI experiences and competences. A related goal is to consider how the efficacy of such institutions can be increased by adopting best practices pulled from CCI experiences in Lithuania and abroad and by implementing possibilities provided by new media. In the book, the essays revolve around the objective to show theoretical links between communicative action and CCI and to reveal their incongruities and points of tension. This is discussed in view of the data obtained within the framework of the above-mentioned research project. The data serve as a background for critical assessment of the dynamics of communicative competences in the researched cultural institutions over the past five years. The latter aspect is an integral part of the objective to discuss the relationship between communicative action, communicative reason and communicative space in regards to modern CCI developments. In this connection, the book also discusses contradictions arising in the formation of the creative class and examines how these contradictions stand in relation to organisational communication. Another objective of research presented in the book is to analyse and to compare communication among cultural institutions and structures related with these institutions. In particular, applied meanings and signs employed in communication are analysed from political and institutional perspectives. To this end, the study provides analysis and critical assessment of the specificity of communication in CCI organisations; probes into its functions and forms; looks at the existing and the necessary competences from the communicative point of view; describes and polemicises whether virtual space and new media are effectively used in communicative practices of cultural institutions.

Lietuviškojo identiteto trajektorijos

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ISBN: 9786094671432 Year: Pages: 188 p. Language: Lithuanian
Publisher: Vytautas Magnus University
Subject: Sociology
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This is an anthropological-sociological study of Lithuanian identity contours that are affected by the globalization. Compilers of the book suggests to start to talk about the national identity with the assumption that there are and there were no single and invariable Lithuanian model, however, no matter how various and movable would be the forms of identities, the nation consists of them. This study is an attempt to answer to the question – what does it mean to be Lithuanian today, on the ground of research.

Lietuvių tradicinis ir tautinis kostiumas : metodinė priemonė etnologijos specialybės studentams dėstomam kursui

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ISBN: 9789955125624 Year: Pages: 456 p.
Publisher: Vytautas Magnus University
Subject: Ethnology
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The teaching aid, which is designed for the students, provides condensed knowledge about traditional Lithuanian peasant women and men‘s clothes from ancient times to the beginning of the 20th century as well as a short overview of resources, iconographic materials, research and terminology. The origin of national clothes, folk costumes and the development of its concept in Lithuania and Eastern Europe is being analyzed. Lithuanian traditional costume is discussed in order to reveal its regional originality, to show the diversity of clothes in the territory of the same ethnographic region and to trace the impact of confession, of other nations and social status on peasant‘s costume.

Literatūrinė Kauno regiono savimonė

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ISBN: 9789955126812 Year: Pages: 94 p. Language: Lithuanian
Publisher: Vytautas Magnus University
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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The articles of the book reveal the results of the research made on literary self-consciousness of Kaunas region, reflecting specific transformations of the places written from the 19th century till nowadays. To the problems stipulated by the concepts of the region, place and space are being analysed from the point of view of naratology, cultural geography and bioregionalism. The creative works written during the period from the 19th century till the beginning of the 21th century are being analysed as well, including the texts of Lithuanian literature for children.

Social competence of teachers and students: the case study of Belgium and Lithuania

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ISBN: 9789955127918 Year: Pages: 160 p. Language: English
Publisher: Vytautas Magnus University
Subject: Education
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In this study is presented a theoretical concept of social competence and practical quantitative international research conducted in Belgium and Lithuania. Comparative analysis of research was done between Belgium and Lithuania students and teachers’ in communication and cooperation skills. In this study is presented detailed investigations.

Technologijomis grindžiamas mokymas ir mokymasis organizacijoje

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ISBN: 9786094671180 Year: Pages: 220 p. Language: Lithuanian
Publisher: Vytautas Magnus University
Subject: Education
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Technology enhanced learning concept, curriculum characteristics and processes are revealed and described in the monograph from philosophical, methodological, and empirical point of view and in the context of international experience. Integration of technology enhanced learning in an organization is based on the conception that information communication technologies should be in harmony with learning and teaching process to enhance these processes. Research implemented in three types of organizations – education, business and community – is presented in the book. Research results are focused on the strengths, limitations, learning and teaching needs in organizations, as well as input of staff of these organizations towards successful integration of technology enhanced learning. Virtual learning environment preferences, the need for technology enhanced learning perceived by the staff and the use and benefit of integration process for individuals and for the organization are discussed.

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