CULTURE AND SOCIETY. Journal of Social Research is a peer-reviewed social research journal founded in 2009 at Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania. It presents interdisciplinary empirical and theoretical scholarship in social sciences. The journal welcomes contributions from a wide range of relevant fields, inclu ding sociology, social work, anthropology, gender studies, media and communication studies. Using diverse methodologies, articles in Culture and Society explore a variety of topics related to globalization, identity politics in contemporary world, social welfare and multiculturalism. Contributions in both Lithuanian and English are welcome. The journal is published twice a year by Vytautas Magnus University Press.