Пленарные лекции: Милда Алишаускене

Милда Алишаускене — PhD in Sociology, доктор политических наук, профессор университета Витовта Великого, Каунас, Литва. Казначей (в прошлом — председатель) Литовского религиоведческого общества. Член исполнительного комитета Международного общества истории религии (IAHR), член совета исследовательского комитета социологии религии Международной социологической ассоциации (RC22).

Diversification of religious identities in post-socialist society: believing, belonging and?

After the fall of the Berlin wall the societies behind the Iron curtain experienced and still go through the process of socio-political transformations that affected all levels of societal life. Religion is one of the spheres of societal life that was deeply affected by these changes that cannot be interpreted without sociohistorical analysis of religious life behind the Iron curtain and further analysis of processes within religious fields of the countries, religion and state relations and their impact on individual religiosity. What and how religious identities are constructed in post-socialist society? How processes on the macro and meso level of societal life affect construction of religious identities? What did religious revival in the post-socialist societies mean and what processes followed it? I will approach these questions in my lecture and will discuss answers to them with the support of empirical data coming from European Value Study and qualitative and quantitative social research into minority religions and religious values of middle generation in Lithuania.