ISSN: 1648 - 4460

International Journal of Scholarly Papers


Transformations  in
Business & Economics

Transformations in
Business & Economics

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Kuriame Lietuvos ateitį
The Role of Cultural Centres in Enhancing National and Ethnic Culture in Lithuania
Virginija Jureniene, Aiste Urboniene

ABSTRACT. The objective of this paper aims to analyse the role of cultural centres in the context of globalization processes in Lithuania. The following research questions are discussed: what makes the state of Lithuanian national and ethnic culture problematic in the context of globalization? What role cultural centres play in the process off enhancing the national and ethnic culture in Lithuania? The situation of the Lithuanian national culture is discussed and the role of cultural centres in enhancing the traditional Lithuanian culture is analysed. Regional ethnicity is presented as a background for the activities of cultural centres, identifying their functions and activity fields, as well as main issues and obstacles. The empirical analysis of data allows stating that cultural centres in Lithuania remain the key agents promoting national and ethnic culture.

KEYWORDS: cultural centres, Lithuanian culture, national and ethnic culture.

JEL classification: L30, Z18.

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