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Gender aspect of playing video games
Fousek Krobová, Tereza ; Reifová, Irena (advisor) ; Fárová, Nina (referee) ; Černohorská, Vanda (referee)
This dissertation deals with various gender aspects of playing computer games. It describes how gender stereotypes are connected with the level of production, content, and with the players themselves. In this sense, it shows that games are still created mainly by homogeneous male teams, in order to attract male players, they contain mainly male characters, while the female ones are created to be attractive to these ideal male players. However, the primary goal of this dissertation is to describe the different ways and intensities of the relationship with the avatar, the playable character in the game. The analytical part consists of two illustrative case studies, one concerning female heterosexual players, the other male heterosexual players. The basic premise is the fact that the player "plays gender" - that is, performs it similarly to social reality. However, this performance is not just a reconstruction and confirmation of hypothetically stable gender identities, but on the contrary their deconstruction ("playing with gender"). In this sense, the work pays particular attention to situations where the player and the avatar have different genders and the heterosexual player, therefore, identifies with the avatar but also objectifies him/her. This dissertation aims to emphasize the uniqueness of...
Feminist Philosophy of Language: Critical Analysis of Concept of Gender-Sensitive Language
Černohorská, Vanda ; Knotková - Čapková, Blanka (advisor) ; Matonoha, Jan (referee)
Černohorská, Vanda. 2012. Feminist Philosophy of Language: Critical Analysis of Concept of Gender-Sensitive Language. Diploma thesis. Prague: FHS UK. Character Count: 125 043 My thesis presents and critically analyses the concept of gender-sensitive language within the context of feminist philosophy of language. The chosen approach combines the evolution of theoretical presumptions with historical development of the sub-discipline. Therefore, the work offers not only excursion into the development of language and gender research from the seventies until today but also focuses on the fundamental "turns" such as shift from language to discourse and the deconstruction of subject. It also presents some thoughts about the future development of modern gender linguistics which is based on a presumption that in order to achieve successful expansion of the field there needs to be consistent philosophical and theoretical foundations for creating necessary arguments and researches as well as emancipative strategies.

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