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Analýza vývoje a změn v plemenném standardu jezevčíka
Spalová, Barbora
Biometric measurements of dachshunds were carried out from 2015 to 2018, mainly at exhibitions organized by the Club of Dachshund Breeders of the Czech Republic. The measurement was based on the methodology developed by Ludmila Laufberger in 1960. Subsequently, statistical analysis of measured data and their comparison with both, L. Laufberger's and the breed standard of dachshund were performed. It has been found that all measured parameters has made progress in all measured breeds.
Changes in the Portrayal of the Velvet Revolution within the Czech Cinemathography
Peřinová, Eliška ; Spalová, Barbora (advisor) ; Moskvina, Yuliya (referee)
My thesis is focused on exploration of the portrayal of the Velvet Revolution within Czech Cinematography. I am examining this problematic through the theory of the collective memory. In particular I am using a methodological concept developed by Irena Řehořová in her study Cultural Memory and Film: How the Image of Post-War Displacement in Czech Film Has Changed. I have chosen three films - each representing one period of time and by conducting a qualitative content analysis I am trying to identify the key means of expression that are used to represent the concept of the Velvet Revolution during each of those particular periods of time and what overall image of the Velvet Revolution creators of the movies are trying to show to their viewers. At the same time, I am focusing on the reaction of professional critics and regular viewers to check how the Czech public reacts to the representations of the Velvet revolution shown in the films. My thesis is divided into four parts. The first, Theoretical Chapter is based on the theory of the collective memory with a focus on the Czech specifics and non-documentary movie as medium of collective memory. Following is a description of the historical context of the Velvet Revolution and its today's position in the Czech public discourse. Then there is the...
Somatic work: How people relate to the olfactory experience with the example of foreigners in the CR.
Zídková, Kateřina ; Spalová, Barbora (advisor) ; Tesárek, Jan (referee)
This thesis is dealing with the sense of smell and how do we relate to it in our social lives. I was looking into the mechanics of somatic work. It is a term defined by Vannini and Waskul (2008) as a process whereby a somatic perception undergoes a reflexive interpretation. Somatic perception isn't something that just happens, it is actually a process which yield to socialization. On the basis of 8 qualitative interviews and 5 consequential smell diaries using the hermeneutic analysis I identified, how and in which situations do foreigners in the Czech Republic work with their sense of smell and olfactory experience. It is mostly in situations connected with food, places, nature and people. Each of these situations I examine in a separated chapter. Somatic work is being done in compliance with social norms. Within these social norms rules for handling odors are negotiated. So, I also looked into how these social norms function in connection with smells. I also described, how odors relate to memory and what meanings do people connect with it.
Evolution and Transformation of Irish Dancing in Czech Republic: From leisure activity to elite discipline
Papoušková, Martina ; Spalová, Barbora (advisor) ; Grygar, Jakub (referee)
Tato bakalářská práce je věnována výzkumu proměn irského tance v České republice. Výzkum byl prováděn kvalitativními metodami prostřednictvím zúčastněných pozorování, hloubkových polostrukturovaných rozhovorů a rešerší. Informátoři a informátorky výzkumu jsou tanečníci a tanečnice irského tance, jenž se v tomto oboru pohybují alespoň posledních pět let. Výzkumný terén pak představují irsky orientované události především v Brně a Praze konané v října 2018 do listopadu 2019. Ir České republice vyskytuje již od poloviny 90. let 20. století, přičemž tato práce spočívá ve zkoumání vybraných transformačních procesů a jejich vlivů na podobu irského tance, jak je známý dnes. Těmito procesy jsou globalizace,
Messengers of the Light: Angelic Spirituality in Czech Context
Tesárek, Jan ; Spalová, Barbora (advisor) ; Uherek, Zdeněk (referee)
This thesis addresses non-traditional angelic spirituality experienced outside of traditional churches. This spirituality is specific for its everyday communication and contact with angelic beings. The present research examines contemporary angelic spirituality using a lens of relational ontology and semiotic analysis, focusing on how recurrent communication acts allow the emergence of specific subjectivities and identifies the main processes behind this phenomenon - recognition, interpretation and reaction. Research documents specific techniques allowing the formation of angelic subjectivities and redefinition of human subjectivities; prayer, reading cards, guided meditation, different types of clairvoyance and interpretation of signs. Deliberately using these techniques leads to re/definition of subjectivity of a practitioner (through clairvoyant insights into the past lives) and transforms him into human/incarnated soul. These communication acts further form a subjectivity of deceased souls, with which practitioners of angelic spirituality are often in contact, together with the subjectivity of dark beings, which cannot interact with a person without invitation it first and a subjectivity of angelic beings, which are defined by their unconditional support of their charges. Emergent "ecology of...
Re-presentation of August 1968 in film production
Patová, Viktorie ; Spalová, Barbora (advisor) ; Wladyniak, Ludmila Maria (referee)
The thesis focuses on the connection between social memory and film reproduction of the past. Through selected examples of film production, the thesis explores how filmmakers dealt with the theme of August 68 and how their approach to the subject changed. The aim of the thesis is to explore "images" through which the film representation construct the events of August 68 and how they are or are not accepted by the public. Selected films for analysis were Pelíšky (1999), Anglické jahody (2008) and Jan Palach (2018). The analysis of the films was carried out by a qualitative content analysis taken from the work Cultural Memory and Film: How the Image of Postwar Displacement in Czech Film by Irena Řehořová. Film representations are explored through six categories: film form, themes and stories, the social world of film, cultural-historical memory, the seen X the unseen, the reception at the time of introduction and now. The analysis suggested that with increasing distance from the Velvet Revolution, the films began to criticize more the behaviour of Czech society during the occupation. Also, authors's declaimed aim of the work especially underwent a significant change. Another finding is that the formal components of the film used to display August 68 are primarily the toning of the image and the sound...
Place of spiritual sexuality in personal development in contemporary Czech Republic
Termerová, Tereza ; Spalová, Barbora (advisor) ; Sedláčková, Tereza (referee)
The text deals with the somatic modes of attention from the point of view of practitioners of a spiritually sexual practice in contemporary Czech Republic. The author discusses the changes in the experience, action and intentionality through the culturally constituted bodily modes of attention involved in this practice. The topic is embedded in the research of sexuality in the social sciences, sexual discourses and mainly in the phenomenological perspective and methodology of somatic modes of attention of Thomas J. Csordas (1993). The various dimensions of this bodily practice, with additional attention paid to the changes in intentionality of practitioners, are studied using qualitative research performed as a combination of field research and in-depth, biographical interviews.
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.
Zero Waste lifestyle mapping
Nováková, Kristýna ; Spalová, Barbora (advisor) ; Orcígr, Václav (referee)
The work explores the perception of Zero Waste lifestyle from the perspective of people who live this lifestyle. The main aims of the research are to map the perception of Zero Waste lifestyle in terms of what the lifestyle means for informants and how they perceive it. I also deal with the motivations that these people have for their lifestyle, whether it be external or internal, and I try to map the negative or positive benefits that Zero Waste brings to the lives of its followers. The work is based on qualitative research, namely on seven interviews with people who live in the Zero Waste lifestyle, with whom I conducted semi-structured interviews. Using a thematic analysis, I have identified ten categories that characterize Zero Waste lifestyle: the pursuit of change, the conversion / change of thinking, the voluntary modesty / the fight against consumerism, the saving of money, the fashion trend, the education, the spiritual / religious aspect, the fulfillment / joy / happiness, community sharing, moral contradiction. The main findings of the research are precisely the Zero Waste lifestyle characteristic that builds on authentic information taken directly from people living in this lifestyle. My findings mainly relate to characteristics of Zero Waste, how these people perceive their lifestyle...
Contemplative Child
Špán, Adam ; Spalová, Barbora (advisor) ; Kotyk, Lukáš (referee)
1 Annotation This thesis addresses the vocation of a Trappist monk which I first encountered during an ethnographic stay in a monastery and later explored further through semi- structured interviews with the monk and his family. The entire thesis is inter-connected by a chronological narrative covering the course of my research which will guide the reader throughout the field notes and interviews in their proper order. Research alone follows the vocation of only one monk but examines it and its formation from the perspective of six family members. The analysis of the interviews made clear that the vocation of a Trappist monk formed linearly with continuous Christian guidance. This guidance had origins in his religious family and was further consolidated by Christian elementary and high school structures. His family was very supportive of his decision to lean into religious life, and while a tendency to asceticism or solitude was refuted in the interviews, it transpired that a strong positive relationship with nature was observable, in-keeping with secluded monastery life in an isolated woodland environment. This case study of a monastic vocation aims to contribute towards the investigation of religious experience and circumstance by combining ethnography and in-depth interviews. The objective is not a...

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