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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.

Gebėjimai socialinio darbo praktikoje (tėvystės ir vaikų socialinių gebėjimų lavinimas)

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ISBN: 9789955126041 Year: Pages: 186 p.
Publisher: Vytautas Magnus University
Subject: Sociology
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The textbook provides an overview of interview method in social work, presents theoretical background and practical methods for social skills training for children and youth, aquitance with the importance and pecullarities of parenting competence at different age periods of children, parenting skills methods and models. Social work students, practitioners and others profesionals can find useful material for planning and organizing interview with different groups of clients, can gain practical recommendations how to organize children social skills and parenting skills trainings.

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.

Karjeros valdymas : organizacinė perspektyva : mokomoji knyga

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ISBN: 9789955129738 Year: Pages: 224 p. Language: Lithuanian
Publisher: Vytautas Magnus University
Subject: Business and Management
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Issues of development and management of career in organization are presented in this tutorial. The book analyses peculiarities of personal and organizational career; organizational entrance; first steps and activities in organization; personnel needs and possibilities of career development in organization; stages of career and their tasks; talents and their influence on career management; possibilities and their use in career development; roles of career of employees and issues of their development. The tutorial is dedicated to students and leaders and employees of various organizations. Mokomojoje knygoje pristatomi karjeros organizacijose vystymo ir valdymo klausimai. Knygoje nagrinėjama asmeninės ir organizacinės karjeros ypatumai; pirmieji žingsniai ir veiklos organizacijoje; darbuotojų poreikiai ir karjeros vystymo galimybės organizacijoje; karjeros etapai ir jų uždaviniai; talentai ir jų įtaka karjeros valdymui; galimybės ir jų panaudojimas karjeros plėtroje bei darbuotojų karjeros vaidmenys ir jų vystymo klausimai. Mokomoji knyga skiriama studentams bei įvairių organizacijų vadovams ir darbuotojams.

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.

Kryžių kalnas : katalikiška etninė kultūra : mokslo monografija

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ISBN: 9789955129752 Year: Pages: 180 p. Language: Lithuanian
Publisher: Vytautas Magnus University
Subject: Religion
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Mokslo monografijoje yra pristatoma kultūros istorijos, etnologijos ir etnomuzikologijos mokslų tyrimų kontekste surinkta medžiaga apie Kryžių kalno aplankymo pamaldumo praktikos Lietuvoje ypatumus, apeiginius papročius ir jų kilmę bei sąlyčius su Kryžių kalnu, esančiu Lenkijoje. Atlikto tyrimo išvados pagrindžia monografijos pradžioje išsikeltą hipotezę, kad Lietuvos Kryžių kalno aplankymo pamaldumo praktikos ištakos yra žuvusiųjų ir mirusiųjų atminimo (paminėjimo) ir pagerbimo vieta.

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 kalbos kolokacijų žodynas

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ISBN: 9786094673733 Year: Pages: 834 p. DOI: https://doi.org/10.7220/9786094673733 Language: Lithuanian
Publisher: Vytautas Magnus University
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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„Lietuvių kalbos kolokacijų žodynas“ – vienas iš projekto „Lietuvių kalbos pastoviųjų žodžių junginių automatinis atpažinimas (PASTOVU)“ rezultatų. Tai pirmas lietuvių kalbos kolokacijų žodynas, parengtas iš dabartinės rašytinės lietuvių kalbos periodikos tekstų – iš DELFI.lt tekstyno. Žodyne pateikta apie 12 tūkst. dvižodžių bei trižodžių kolokacijų ir apie 100 tūkst. jų kaitybinių formų (jos pateiktos priede).

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