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Language policy as an instrument of nation-building: The case of Post-Maidan Ukraine
Viktora, Matyáš ; Záhora, Jakub (advisor) ; Jeřábek, Martin (referee)
In this thesis, the issue of language policies and nation-building as seen by a constructivist perspective are studied, the studied case being the Post-Maidan Ukraine. It is argued that the ruling elites of Ukrainian society are persuading the members of minority-language populations to re-categorize themselves according to the blueprint of national and linguistic identities that the elites are presenting. The thesis studies the responsiveness of the populations of Kyiv, Dnipro, Uzhhorod and Odesa to the identity-building efforts. To assess the success rates of the endeavour, the method of linguistic landscape analysis and a survey among students of Czech in Ukraine are employed. In the linguistic landscape analysis, the behaviours of issuers of official, commercial and informal messages appearing in the studied cities are observed. Looking at the language composition of these signs, the overall responsiveness of the populations towards the official language policies, and, by extension, towards the nation-building efforts overall, are assumed. The survey then provides supporting evidence by asking the respondents questions about their attitudes towards the language legislation and stance on the issue of language use in the country. It is observed that in informal contexts, the messages often revert...
Why the Czech Republic postponed adoption of the euro currency?
Vošková, Martina ; Karlas, Jan (advisor) ; Knutelská, Viera (referee)
The diploma thesis is devoted to explanation of Czech position towards European monetary integration. Even though Czechia is committed to adopt euro, the official term has not been set. The main purpose of a thesis is to answer why the Czech Republic postponed entrance into to eurozone indefinitely. The first chapter applies materialistic aspects of liberal intergovernmentalist theory into the Czech context by analysing economic interests on micro and macro level. Detailed cost-benefit analysis results in a slight favour of entrance. However, valid economic arguments on both sides and lack of interest group pressure allow government to adopt waiting strategy. Second analytical part incorporates constructivist theory, particularly defines Czech national identity and its effect on public opinion on eurozone. The thesis refuses exclusive character of the Czech identity and its ability to fully explain postponement of euro adoption. Thesis main contribution to international relation research is final chapter, which extends traditional integration theories by perspective of ideology. Ideological prism seems to present the most eloquent explanation of the Czech position, especially dominance of firstly the Eurosceptic ODS and then populist party ANO, as well as conservative stance of CNB. Despite the fact that...
Visual Reinterpretation of National Identity in the Public Space of Mexico
Haakenstad Koháková, Magdalena ; Halbich, Marek (advisor) ; Opatrný, Josef (referee) ; Mácha, Přemysl (referee)
Visual Reinterpretation of National Identity in the Public Space of Mexico Visual communication in public spaces of Mexico has been significantly shaping collective identity, from pre-Columbian times to nowadays. This PhD thesis analyzes the visual aspect of cultural and religious identity in pre-Columbian and colonial eras, later, the discussion is led through the development of the modern day national identity that followed while concurrently explaining how former structural characteristics were partially maintained. Those phenomena are explored from two vantage points: that of the cultural and political elites and that of the general population. However, these perspectives aren't presented in a sharp opposition, rather, as two conjugating cultural streams that have been continuously negotiating and shaping cultural and national identity in correlation with historical and cultural events, including influence from significant others. Accordingly, the thesis explores the official version of national identity, that is promoted by state power, but also how official identity is received into intimate spaces, the everydayness of the bearers of such identity, its reinterpretation and alternatively, the rejections. Since public art (mural art, popular graphics, graffiti, stencil art and other diverse means of...
Segregated Education in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Baklová, Eliška ; Chrzová, Barbora (advisor) ; Klípa, Ondřej (referee)
The thesis focuses on segregated education in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which occurs at all levels of schools. Bosnia and Herzegovina is a multinational state inhabited by three constitutive nations: Bosniaks, Serbs and Croats. After the war, which ended in 1995, the Dayton Peace Agreement was signed. This agreement has divided Bosnia and Herzegovina into two entities: The Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, inhabited mainly by Bosniaks and Croats and The Republic of Srpska, inhabited mainly by Serbs, and the Brčko District, which is governed by entities. Each of these nations perceives their national identity, history and the future of Bosnia and Herzegovina differently. Education plays a major role in shaping national identity because it gives pupils the values of the society in which they live. The thesis focuses on the influence of conflict on education, on the creation of national identity and describes the educational system of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The subject of the research are textbooks and curricula which are different for each of the constitutive nations and which reflect their diverse attitudes to the common history and state system. The thesis deals with their development in years 1995-2019 and observes how their nationally tuned content has changed.
Politics, Identity and Nation From the perspective of social psychology: Do we need an integrative national identity?
Kosíková, Terezie ; Agha, Petr (advisor) ; Kosek, Jan (referee)
Politics, Identity and Nation Abstract National identity is a current and frequently discussed topic. Nevertheless, there seems to be no consensus on its definition in the academic community. However, national identity remains a major part of the citizen's life and is essential for the functioning of a democratic rule of law. Therefore, I chose the aim of my work, to look at the topic of national identity from a normative point of view and ask the question: "Is it possible to actively redefine a national identity?" This redefining into more integrative identity could be an answer to many of today's challenges, such as the increasing number of migrants, polarization by identity politics or the growing separatist and nationalist groups within states. Because I chose a broad topic, I decided to describe it and map it from the perspective of different approaches. The first part deals with the concept of identity, where I use Tajfel's Theory of Social Identity in the field of social psychology. In the second part, I deal with the history of national identity and related concepts such as nation and citizenship, which I explain on theories of the field of political science and political philosophy. The theoretical understanding should then serve to orient and lay the foundations for understanding national...
Living celebration of death: The Day of the Dead in contemporary Mexican society
Ponocná, Petra ; Halbich, Marek (advisor) ; Hlúšek, Radoslav (referee) ; Vrhel, František (referee)
Living celebration of death: The Day of the Dead in contemporary Mexican society Mgr. Petra Ponocná Abstract This work deals with perceptions of The Day of the Dead feast in the urban society of Mexico City in the context of official ideology of Mexican cultural nationalism. Dissertation was founded on fieldwork in Mexico City in two different locations, namely delegación Cuauhtémoc and delegación Xochimilco. I focus on the perceptions of the feast by research partners and I try to point out the process of self-identification with the locality and its relation to attitude formation to The Day of the Dead and national identity. I investigate the role of the state and the city in organizing the holiday and research partners reactions to these interventions. The work is based on long-term ethnographic research with distinctive elements of auto ethnography
Ľudová architektúra ano inšpiračný zdroj: (Re)interpretácie znakov ľudovej architektúry v konceptoch rodinných domov (na Slovensku) v rokoch 2009–2019
Kasman, Peter ; Pohaničová, Jana
Employing the context of tradition and links to locality may be the best way for Slovak architecture to move away from the globalized trend of European architecture. Present notions such as sustainability, ecology and rationality can be identified in folk architecture works. Traditional principles, as well as local and cultural identity are being vindicated by leading authorities of Slovak architecture. Are we able to determine the rate of efficiency of this phenomenon in modern Slovak architecture and take up the historical value and legacy for future generations?
Development of the national cultural identity, traditions and values in the subject of Czech language at elementary schools
Šebelová, Dana ; Šmejkalová, Martina (advisor) ; Babušová, Gabriela (referee)
This thesis examines changes and evolvement in conceptual notions of nationalism and national identity from the beginning of the 19th century until present. The thesis is composed of two parts, theoretical and practical. The theoretical part delineates the concepts of nation, national identity and attempts to characterize Czech national identity. Further, it explores the notion in the context of socio-political transformations in our motherland. Moreover, this section looks at notions of education and patriotic education and the way such education was exercised in schools in particular historical periods. The study also concentrates on the concept of mother tongue and its role in building Czech national identity. Comparison of various ways the relationship towards mother tongue in various types of primary schools in this and last century is likewise offered. The practical part consists of two research segments. The first one analyzes various curricula, school material and textbooks from the beginning of the last century until present with emphasis on patriotic education. Emphasis has been put on textbooks intended for the fifth grade of all types of primary schools. The research shows the ways attitude towards patriotic education has evolved in the context of socio-political transformations in the...
Media representation of the Czech national identity in the historical TV show DějePIC!
Petrová, Natálie ; Numerato, Dino (advisor) ; Klásková, Markéta (referee)
The bachelor thesis deals with the representation of Czech national identity in the show called DějePIC! (2017). It's a family TV cycle about Czech history. The thesis is based on the assumption, that the media participate on defining the concept. The outcome of this thesis is the analysis of the interpretations of Czech national identity in the chosen show. The analysis focuses mainly at the presentation of symbols, events, personalities and the characteristics of Czech national identity. The aim of this thesis is to answer the question how and in what relations is the Czech national identity presented in the show DějePIC!. In the first part I presented the key theoretical concepts, which are the national identity and the connected collective memory, then medial construction of reality and the forming of national identity in media. The second part of the thesis is empirical, and it consists of the analysis. Due to the nature of the analysis I'm using the qualitative methodology. After the first phase of identifying the base themes, which participate on creating the image of national identity in the show, and after the categorization, I carried out the deeper analysis. The research sample consists of all the 32 episodes of the DějePIC! Show (from September 2017 until December 2018) which are...

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