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English-Speaking Communists, Communist Sympathisers and Fellow-Travellers and Czechoslovakia in the Early Cold War Years.
Geaney, Kathleen Brenda ; Vojtěchovský, Ondřej (advisor) ; Rychlík, Jan (referee) ; Čapková, Kateřina (referee)
Doctoral Dissertation PhDr. Kathleen Brenda Geaney English-Speaking Communists, Communist Sympathizers and Fellow- Travellers and Czechoslovakia in the Early Cold War (Anglicky mluvící komunisté, komunističtí sympatizanti a podporovatelé a Československo v počátcích studené války) Abstract The dissertation is a study of some of those people with Communist Party affiliations and fellow-travellers, who journeyed behind the Iron Curtain to see for themselves what life was like in the new people's democracy. The research focuses on Czechoslovakia as a tourist destination for a surprising number of anglophones in the early years of the Cold War. It argues that Soviet experience served as a best practices model for officialdom in Prague. This was modified where necessary to take into account the lessons learnt, national particulars, and the new geopolitical context. In both situations, foreigners were evaluated in terms of importance and potential as far as the communist cause was concerned. Key words: Czechoslovakia, communism, Cold War, English-speaking foreigners, hospitality techniques
The Construction of the Symbolic Meaning of the Monarchy in Contemporary Thai Society
Nirundon, Chanankan ; Janáč, Jiří (advisor) ; Geaney, Kathleen Brenda (referee) ; Verdier, Nicolas (referee)
This thesis focuses on the fabricated image and the public representation of King Bhumibol - the current King of Thailand in two contemporary documentary films "My King" in 2012 and "Bhumibol - The People's King" in 2013. The primary purpose of this study is to examine how the fabricated image of the current King of Thailand has been constructed through the utilization of contemporary documentary films. The study argued that Bhumibol has borrowed the fabricated image and public representation from the European context, i.e. the fabricated public representation of Louis XIV. Indeed, the study has been inspired by the work of Peter Burke in 1992 entitled "The Fabrication of Louis XIV". The aforementioned work of Burke, articles on the analysis of documentary films, literatures about the importance of images in Thai society were considered altogether in the empirical part of this study. The study pinpointed eleven specific attributes of the public representation of Bhumibol from the two documentary films. The characteristics consisted of "August", "Father of the People", "Generous", "Godlike", "Glorious", "Hero of the Nation", "Invincible", "Laborious", "Modernized", "Pious", and "Wise". On the basis of the results of this research, it can be concluded that the public representation of Bhumibol does...
Austrian Emigration in Czechoslovakia 1934 - 1939
Rys, Jiří ; Vojtěchovský, Ondřej (advisor) ; Geaney, Kathleen Brenda (referee)
The thesis analyzes the effect of the Austrian emigration in Czechoslovakia between 1934 and 1939. It examines their activity and monitors their stay. But it tries to outline the Czechoslovak public mood and attitude of the Czechoslovak official authorities. It also focuses on contemporary journalism.
Austrian Emigration in Czechoslovakia 1934 - 1939
Rys, Jiří ; Vojtěchovský, Ondřej (advisor) ; Geaney, Kathleen Brenda (referee)
The thesis analyzes the effect of the Austrian emigration in Czechoslovakia between 1934 and 1939. It examines their activity and monitors their stay. But it tries to outline the Czechoslovak public mood and attitude of the Czechoslovak official authorities. It also focuses on contemporary journalism.
The Image of Czechoslovakia in the British Communist Press 1966-1969
Vlasáková, Magdalena ; Vojtěchovský, Ondřej (advisor) ; Geaney, Kathleen Brenda (referee)
(in English): This bachelor thesis is focused on reaction of British communists to events in Czechoslovakia in the second half of sixties. The biggest attention is dedicated to the reform year of 1968. This image is reconstructed with the analysis of the party's newspaper Morning Star in period of 1966-1969. Thesis involves chapters about the evolution of British communism, British newspaper's culture and British relations toward the countries of Eastern Bloc - especially toward Czechoslovakia. Detailed analysis of newspaper's articles regarding Czechoslovak themes in Morning Star is likewise part of this thesis. The analysis aim is to illustrate the interest in Czechoslovakia in the British communist environment and to contribute to a broader research on the Western communism.
Irish neutrality during the Second World War
Geaney, Kathleen Brenda ; Rovná, Lenka (advisor) ; Rak, Jiří (referee)
The Second World War is a watershed in modern history from which no state was immune. Ireland, or, if so wished the twenty-six counties with its British dominion status, pursued a policy of neutrality throughout the conflict. It is this policy of neutrality, and its Irish interpretation, that we have chosen as the object of our analysis. During the war years and after, various myths concerning the Irish policy of neutrality came into being, One such myth, for instance, is that Ireland was pro-German; another that Ireland deliberately and actively helped Great Britain. The aim of this doctoral thesis is to uncover what Irish neutrality meant in reality. For this reason, the prevailing conditions, both external and internal are examined, inasmuch as such conditions not only influenced the form Irish neutrality took but even predetermined its existence. At the same time, the role of the individual in the whole process, in our case pre-eminently that of Eamon de Valéra, is not overlooked. Key words: Ireland, Great Britain, Germany, the United States, neutrality, national interest, individual
Irish Neutrality During the Second World War
Geaney, Kathleen Brenda ; Šlosarčík, Ivo (referee) ; Rovná, Lenka (advisor)
The Second World War is a watershed in modern history from which no state was immune. Ireland, or, if so wished the twenty-six counties with its British dominion status, pursued a policy of neutrality throughout the conflict. It is this policy of neutrality, and its Irish interpretation, that we have chosen as the object of our analysis. During the war years and after, various myths concerning the Irish policy of neutrality came into being, One such myth, for instance, is that Ireland was pro-German; another that Ireland deliberately and actively helped Great Britain. The aim of this master's thesis is to uncover what Irish neutrality meant in reality. For this reason, the prevailing conditions, both external and internal are examined, inasmuch as such conditions not only influenced the form Irish neutrality took but even predetermined its existence. At the same time, the role of the individual in the whole process, in our case pre-eminently that of Eamon de Valera, is not overlooked.

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