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LOGOS A Journal, of Religion, Philosophy, Comparative Cultural Studies and Art


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Logos 94

:. Audronė Daraškevičienė
       Lithuanian Institute of History




The border marks of Ethnic Identity: Parenting Practices in Lithuania, Spain and France

The article reflects on the differences of parenting in Lithuania and Southern Europe (Spain and France), arising in the emic perspective of migration. Through an analysis of interpretations on everyday life practices of parenting related to the discourse of ethnic identity, it concentrates on the problem of ethnic identity. The article is based on the theory of ethnologist, Orvar Löfgren. The theory claims that in relation to the “Other”, the small details of everyday life become symbolic representations or distillations of central national ideas or patterns of behavior. The article concludes that the symbolic representations of a particular nation or culture are produced in dependence upon characteristics of the “Other” nation or culture, with which the first one is being compared.


Key Words: ethnic identity, child, parents, everyday life, Lithuania, Spain, France.


The journal "LOGOS" is mainly devoted to scholarly studies in all areas of philosophy.
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