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Social life of waste in the town of Police nad Metují
Tran, Tuan ; Grygar, Jakub (advisor) ; Kotyk, Lukáš (referee)
This bachelor thesis studies on the social life of waste in the town of Police nad Metují. The main theoretical source for the thesis is ''Social life of things'' by Arjun Apparudai, on which is based a big part of the thesis. The thesis examines the total trajectory of specific waste and tries to solve a question if waste can become a commodity. Special focus is given to the waste management and perception of waste from the perspectives of specific actors - citizens of Police nad Metují. The research was conducted in the spirit of qualitative methodology. The main sources of data are semi-structured interviews given by five participants, whose transcripts were analysed by content analysis. Additional data sources are observations within the region. Furthermore, a terrain probe in Vietnam metropolis, Ho Chi Minh City, whereas the data collected by this probe are given for comparison. The results of the thesis are showing that waste can become a commodity, although, just in specific cases. In the course of the research, infrastructure has emerged as an equally important topic, which has a major impact on waste management and its perception. Other major influencers identified by the analysis were ecology and the concept of usability.
Changes in everyday life, in connection with changes of military airport "Korea"
Kovanda, Damián ; Grygar, Jakub (advisor) ; Tesařová, Šárka (referee)
1 Annotation: The aim of this bachelor thesis is to find out, how has changed the daily life of the former employees of the Žatec military airport, called "Korea". The thesis focuses on the testimonies and changes in the interpretations of the livelihood of the former Žatec "Korea" Airport employees in the context of the changes that have affected the airport building. The thesis also follows the life strategies and coping ways, which did these people had at their disposal, in order to acclimatize to a new way of life and in shaping of their new life path. The scope of the thesis is also extended by the summary of how does the daily life of the former employees from this airport in the Žatec region looks like today. Research of everyday life, which I cocnlude during this work, arise from theoretical concepts of phenomenological sociology, presented by Alfred Schütz. I examine everyday life in this region through extension of this concept by elements of material culture, colective memory and social identity. Everyday life changes are observed through interview with informants, but also through analysis of Žatec weekly press. The conclusions of this thesis submits, what are the changes that happened to the everyday life around "Korea" Airport. These changes are explained by interpretations of informants, but...
Bertsolaritza tradition in the context of language revival and politics in contemporary Basque Country
Chochola, Martin ; Halbich, Marek (advisor) ; Kandert, Josef (referee) ; Grygar, Jakub (referee)
This doctoral thesis deals with bertsolaritza - Basque poetic improvization - in its relation to language revival and politics in contemporary Basque country. In terms of methodology, this paper is based on anthropological fieldwork combined with the study of secondary data. Theoretical framework uses concepts of ethnicity and nationalism, anthropology of art, theory of poetry and performance as well as concepts of political anthropology. The issue is built on three fields: history of basque nationalism, language revival and bertsolaritza. Bertsolaritza is depicted as an artistic activity that participates on the construction of collective identity of euskaldunak (speakers of Basque). The core analysis is focused on 2013 Championship (Bertsolari Txapelketa Nagusia) in improvised poetry and its link to the basque political discourse 2011-2013. Bertsolaritza is to be understood as an expression of sociopolitical reflections within the frame of izquierda abertzale (nationalist left) as well as an open artistic reflection of a variety of socially relevant issues.
Palmovka: A Rupture in the Urban Structure
Platil, David ; Uherek, Zdeněk (advisor) ; Grygar, Jakub (referee)
The topic of this diploma thesis is the landscape, specifically the urban landscape of Prague's Palmovka and its various dimensions. In a social anthropological and culturally geographical discourse, the landscape is a complex, multidimensional and multi-layered concept that opens up interesting research questions and imaginations. In this discourse, the landscape is not only a summary of the material aspects of the natural environment around us, but it is also a field of political negotiations, power tensions, experiences, representations and generally interactions between itself and man. From this point of view, the author explores the landscape of Palmovka, which is itself a multi-layered and complex in a view of the diversity of urban structures, historical memos, unrealized visions of development and long-term search for unified concept by various actors during political negotiations that would give this inner city landscape a face. This negotiation is also related to observable processes changing both the physical and social dimension of Palmovka based on efforts to regenerate the area. These processes also include the gentrification which means the migration of young and mostly university-educated people to the older parts of the inner city. Therefore, mainly on the basis of field...
Mapping of the Hibernophilic Community in Czech Republic
Papoušková, Martina ; Spalová, Barbora (advisor) ; Grygar, Jakub (referee)
in English This bachelor thesis is dedicated to the research of the current hibernophilic community in Czech Republic and the capture of its image as described by its own members. Qualitative research methods were chosen for this thesis, using in-depth interviews with six members of the community as well as participant observation. The basic theoretical framework of the thesis is composed of the theory of communities, the theory of collective memory and the globalization process of Irish culture. The informants are dancers involved in Irish dance in the Czech Republic from different Irish dance schools and dance groups. This thesis was designed to capture the characteristics of an hibernophilic community such as its origin and development, ways of meeting, sharing social memory, or the impact of the globalization process of Irish culture from the members of the community point of view.
Regular Guests in Contemporaryr Pub Cultur
Kroufek, Marek ; Grygar, Jakub (advisor) ; Kotík, Michal (referee)
This bachelor thesis concerns on 'the practice of being a pub regular' ("štamgastenství") as a particular cultural phenomenon and its role in contemporary pub culture. It summarises the evolution of pubs in the Czech context and explains a symbolical meaning of the place of pub in the construction of a Czech national identity. The thesis looks at pub as a public space from the perspective of the concept of the third place of an American urban sociologist Ray Oldenburg according to which for one's healthy functioning in society it is important to have got, beside of a home and a workplace, also the third place, a neutral ground, where one can experience informal public life. As claimed by this approach, the existence of the third places is crucial for an establishment of local community and cultivation of civil society. This thesis focuses on pub regulars as the group that makes the third place in the form of a pub alive and keeps it as such. The practical part of the thesis engages in a qualitative research using a method of ethnography on two selected Prague pubs in order to find out whether there is still a space for 'the practice of being a pub regular' in contemporary pub culture and how the individual pubs deal with it. It concludes that 'the practice of being a pub regular' is evolving in a...
Perceived Inequalities by Immigrant Students in Czechia
Strnadová, Kristýna ; Šanderová, Jadwiga (advisor) ; Grygar, Jakub (referee)
The Diploma thesis presents how teenage students from third countries understand their daily life problems and difficulties which happen to them as a consequence of being a foreigner in a host country. Based on an analysis of ten semi-structural interviews, it is shown that students face several types of problems. The situations mentioned reveal a lack of recognition of their position in the Czech Republic; however, students perceive problems this way rarely. Even though students describe relatively large amount of language and scholastic difficulties, and problems with classmates and unpleasant encounters outside of the school environment, they tend not to see them as inequalities but rather as inevitable situations connected to their status of being a foreigner. They also often understand the problems as individual experiences which do not happen collectively, they see these problems as exceptions and bad luck or as the same problems that Czechs have. Sometimes the problems are seen as inexplicable by the students. Only when an experience is strong enough, they perceive it as a racist behavior or discrimination. Despite the fact that students sometimes demonstrate an inability to react to such behavior, they create several strategies on how to avoid them and how to deal with them. What...
Ethnicity and entrepreneurship: Social relations in Turkish restaurants in Prague
Hora, Matěj ; Grygar, Jakub (advisor) ; Uherek, Zdeněk (referee)
Matěj Hora horamat@gmail.com Stránka 1 z 3 Abstrakt: Práce přispívá do současného stavu poznání na poli výzkumu etnického podnikání a etnických restaurací. Pomocí etnografického přístupu a kombinace terénního výzkumu a opakovaných rozhovorů tato práce blíže zkoumá turecké kuchaře v pražských restauracích. Přesto, že turecká menšina není v České republice početná, restaurací nabízejících turecká jídla je zde mnoho. Nejprve je tedy analyzován prostor, ve kterém se výzkumník pohybuje, poté je rozdělen na dva hlavní typy restauračních zařízení. Hlavní identifikovaní aktéři jsou zasazeni do v sítě vztahů a tyto vztahy s tureckými kuchaři jsou následně interpretovány. Těchto významných vztahů je v práci identifikováno celkem šest. Vztahy s tureckými dodavateli, s rodinou a tureckými zákazníky, jsou označeny jako vztahy intraetnické. Vztahy s ostatními dodavateli, českými zákazníky, netureckými muslimskými zákazníky a ostatními prodejci, jsou potom označeny jako vztahy interetnické. Zachycené vztahy jsou vzájemně propojeny pomocí jídla a procesů s ním spojených. Pomocí důvěrně známých chutí, receptů a ingrediencí se kuchaři vztahují k domovu a skrze jejich nabídku, a to zejména domácími jídly, se prezentují českým zákazníkům. Prostřednictvím jídla nabízeného českým zákazníkům vnímají Čechy jako konzervativní,...
Light in the palm: An anthropological study of the Reiki phenomenon
Proboštová, Jana ; Spalová, Barbora (advisor) ; Grygar, Jakub (referee)
The interest of anthropology of religion often focuses on the view of life and values of practitioners of a religion or spiritual system and the following text is put into the same context. This master thesis deals with the Reiki phenomenon - originally eastern spiritual technique that was, just like other similar philosophical-spiritual systems, spread out in America and Europe in the second half of twentieth century. Reiki has another distinct feature, besides spirituality. It is its affiliation to so called healing systems because of which I do not consider it purely spiritual system, but rather specific spiritual praxis with healing aspect that is historically connected with medical environment. I base my theory not only on anthropology of religion, but I also think in terms of medical anthropology and the theory of embodiment. Through explaining of basic Reiki principles, I am showing that the world of Reiki practitioners is to a certain extent divided. The evolution of the teaching led to many significantly different modifications and to current state, where these modifications coexist and make one single definition of the teaching very difficult. The perspective of embodiment allows me to focus more in detail on the healing praxis itself and its most important aspect - the body, which I see...
Ritual elements in the practices of Herbalife Independent Distributors
Zemanová, Aneta ; Šanderová, Jadwiga (advisor) ; Grygar, Jakub (referee)
The diploma thesis called "Ritual elements in the practices of Herbalife Independent Distributors" is focused on the manifestations of Randall Collins' interaction rituals on the example of multi-level marketing company - Herbalife. It tries to answer two questions: answer two questions: What does the Herbalife Independent Distributor community hold together? What motivates them to work, when everything is voluntary at Herbalife and they do not have a competitive driving force there? The connecting mechanism of the multi-level marketing structure and interaction rituals are practices of organizational culture. The most important are the physical meetings of members in which interaction rituals take place. By living interaction rituals, Herbalife members produce emotional energy, by which they empower the symbols of organization and the sense of group solidarity. Positive emotional energy has an impact on the cooperation of distributors with the organization, and it affects also their effort to achieve common goals.

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