Accepted paper:

Postmodernism in issues of Lithuanian ethnology and anthropology

Authors:

Vida Savoniakaite (Lithuanian Institute of History)

Paper short abstract:

In recent decade Lithuanian ethnology and anthropology changes to recording the understandings the individuals. On the other hand the main approaches of the disciplines are formed historically. The paper will discuss the main theoretical issues and areas of interest in Lithuanian anthropological thought.

Paper long abstract:

In the history of Lithuanian science and in contemporary research ethnological and anthropological discourses share certain features in common and anthropological and ethnographic investigations are under way. In this paper we seek to provide an issues and areas of interest in Lithuanian anthropology and ethnology over the last three decades. In other words, we discuss the peculiarities of the history of Lithuanian anthropology in the wider context of social and cultural anthropology. We intend to show how Lithuanian theory of anthropology cannot be discussed or assessed in isolation from a human being's ethnic, historic, cultural and national approaches. This is a concept which can be interpreted and constructed in different contexts by neo-liberal individuals. From the interpretational interdisciplinary point of view the impact of global factors is studied. The paper will discuss the main theoretical issues and areas of interest in Lithuanian anthropological thought and look to some postmodern methodological approaches of recent two decades.

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After the crisis: neoliberalism, postmodernism and the discipline of anthropology (EN)