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Community housing. A Case study of the community project Bydlinská zahrádka
Hlávka, Martin ; Balon, Jan (advisor) ; Grygar, Jakub (referee)
This master's thesis looks into sociological perspectives on shared housing, or cohousing, and it is based on a case study of a project in Těšíkovská bydlina. The thesis picks up on the sociological studies of the community, which narrow down the influence of communities, and neighborly relations on the formation of shared housing. The thesis also describes various models of living together and provides specific examples of cohosing projects in various European countries. The second part of the thesis palces focus on the Bydlinská zahrádka project itself, where it employs the techniques of semi-structured interviews, narration and observation for a qualitiative study of the community. Drawing on the data garnered in this research, this work criticizes Tönnies' concepts of Gemeinshaft and Gesselschaft and further places the principles of shared living in our country in comparison with modern European trends. The work thus brings out a unique perspective on the phenomenom of cohousing in the Czech context and contributes to the discussion of why this way of living finds such a small response the Czech Republic.
Reenactment and Gender Aspects in the Reconstructions of World War 2 Events
Blažková, Eliška ; Balon, Jan (advisor) ; Tremčinský, Martin (referee)
This research focuses on the Czech community of people interested in World War II, the so-called reenactors. This community focuses on an authentic depiction of the past. In this context, I deal in depth with the gender aspects of the reconstruction of the events of World War II through the reenacting scene. Whether women in the community accept their roles and whether they do not mind returning to the original position that women had in the 1940s. The key is to understand how the members of the reenactment think about the role of man and woman during the Second World War and how they produce this idea to this day in the reenactment scene. The motivations of members to participate and their ideas of the body are also important. This research is based on existing socio-anthropological frameworks. The qualitative method has been used. A total of nine interviews were conducted with members of this group to keep the gender ratio the same. In the end, five men and four women took part in the interviews. Women do not feel limited in their opportunities, when in fact they are limited by their dichotomously divided gender roles. Women, like men, are led to participate by a love of history and a reminder of the merits of men and women who took part in the fighting during World War II.
Contemporary Educational Legitimation Ecology: positions, knowledge, and critique
Wirthová, Jitka ; Balon, Jan (advisor) ; Veselý, Arnošt (referee) ; Fučík, Petr (referee)
This dissertation focuses on the current Czech space of legitimation practices in education as a variable sphere of justification and critique of educational goals rooted in global transformations of educational institutions, autonomies of the nation states and transnational comparative data. Since the debate on educational reform (2004), the Czech legitimation educational ecology has been diversified by different types of knowledge and actors (state, non- profit, private sector). In this work, I argue that legitimation as a critical action is today, in various ways and processes (knowledge regimes, patterns of actorship) derived from traditional jurisdictions (state and professional structures) and moves to more flexible structures, which I call topologies. In jurisdictions, mostly passive audiences remain. New legitimation topologies connect values and data and, in many ways, replace dysfunctional state structures, using specific disconnections, but also question the public nature of negotiating educational goals. Based on relational ontology and sociological topological studies and through a qualitative relational analysis of legitimation practices in three fields (published normative documents, public debates and semi-structured interviews with state and non-state actors) I show in the period...
Community housing. A Case study of the community project Bydlinská zahrádka
Hlávka, Martin ; Balon, Jan (advisor) ; Grygar, Jakub (referee)
This master's thesis looks into sociological perspectives on shared housing, or cohousing, and it is based on a case study of a project in Těšíkovská bydlina. The thesis picks up on the sociological studies of the community, which narrow down the influence of communities, and neighborly relations on the formation of shared housing. The thesis also describes various models of living together and provides specific examples of cohosing projects in various European countries. The second part of the thesis palces focus on the Bydlinská zahrádka project itself, where it employs the techniques of semi-structured interviews, narration and observation for a qualitiative study of the community. Drawing on the data garnered in this research, this work criticizes Tönnies' concepts of Gemeinshaft and Gesselschaft and further places the principles of shared living in our country in comparison with modern European trends. The work thus brings out a unique perspective on the phenomenom of cohousing in the Czech context and contributes to the discussion of why this way of living finds such a small response the Czech Republic.
Contemporary Professional Crisis of Czech Journalists and Is Causes
Čermáková, Anežka ; Balon, Jan (advisor) ; Numerato, Dino (referee)
This master's thesis is about the professional crisis of Czech journalists and the causes of the crisis. The thesis is based on the theory of Pierre Bourdieu, who defined the journalistic field, which is influenced by other fields especially the economic one and political one. The thesis is also based on journalism as a profession from an idealistic point of view. The goal of the thesis was to find out how is real journalism different from the idealistic point of view. The part of the work is also qualitative research based on interviews with eight journalists. This research showed many causes and consequences of the crises. The results are that the requirements of the profession are the same, but the conditions are different. The causes are for example financial stringency, unclear rules, quick news, social media, and ownership of the media. And the consequences are that the content of media is oriented on the reader, mistrust in media, media are based on opinion, young journalists are leaving, getting rid of responsibility, shorter news, mistakes, too much information and lower quality of news. These consequences lead to the crisis of journalism.
Consumption of animal-based products among ecologically active individuals
Kalčoková, Maša ; Balon, Jan (advisor) ; Hasmanová Marhánková, Jaroslava (referee)
The diploma thesis deals with the paradox that arises based on a conflict of actions and opinions on the consumption of animal products. The aim of the work was to reveal the social factors that cause this discrepancy, assuming that social factors play an important role. This assumption is based on the consideration of meat as a social construct rooted in culture, and thus the consumption of meat is examined in this paper not as an individual decision but as a result of the influences of different institutions and social structures. This paradox is being studied on ecologically active individuals, and it is assumed that in this case the discrepancy between opinions on animal products and actual behaviour will be even more pronounced. The conclusion of the work reveals as one of the most important factors family and traditions, which cause that individuals are afraid of exclusion from the social group of the family and at the same time they want to be true to traditions. Respondents often preferred to conform to members of the groups to which they belong or to culture and traditions. The work also deals with the guilt caused by this discrepancy, taking into account the impact of ecology as an external factor.
Seniors in the mediated society
Lusková, Tereza ; Balon, Jan (advisor) ; Jeřábek, Hynek (referee)
The diploma thesis deals with the relationship between seniors and new media, focusing on the current media impact on society and the increasing interest in a media literacy courses for the seniors. The main goal of this work is to capture experiences and opinions of seniors on the use of new media and to point out the benefits of active aging, which seniors can gain through their safe use. The theoretical part of the thesis first focuses on key concepts that reflects the current shape of the old age and the aging process, the position of the media in society and the specific relationship between seniors and new media with reference to the current media literacy programs. The qualitative part of the research reflects attitudes, opinions and experience of seniors using new information and communication technologies through semi-structured in- depth interviews. These findings are analyzed in seven subchapters, which are based on the interviews. Due to the changing attitudes of seniors and the complex generalization of this category, the work can outline their insight into the use of new media and could also be used as a groundwork for further research of this issue.
Sharing Economy in the Context of Postmaterial Values: The Case of Accommodation Segment in Prague
Svobodová, Tereza ; Balon, Jan (advisor) ; Hájek, Martin (referee)
This master's thesis is about the success of sharing economy in the accommodation segment in Prague. The thesis is based on theories conceptualizing sharing economy as a result of social and value change, not only as technological one. Using online review data, the user experience of shared accommodation via Airbnb and traditional via Booking are compared. Analysis is conducted with focus on users' satisfied needs and fulfilled values. For processing the data, text mining techniques (topic modelling and sentiment analysis) were employed. The major result is that in Prague the models of sharing economy accommodation meets the growing need in society to fulfil post-material values in the market much better than the models of traditional accommodation (hotels, hostels, boarding houses). In their experiences, Airbnb users reflect social and emotional values more often, even though most sharing economy accommodations in Prague do not involve any physical sharing with the host. The thesis thus brings a unique perspective on the Airbnb phenomenon in the Czech context and contributes to the discussion of why the market share of the sharing economy in the accommodation segment in Prague has been growing, while traditional models stagnated.
Development of the labor and education market according to contemporary social and futurological sciences
Holek Převorovská, Michaela ; Balon, Jan (advisor) ; Dvořák, Tomáš (referee)
: The thesis focuses on the topic of the future of education and labor markets, which follows through the perspective of two scientific perspectives - social sciences and futurological sciences. The aim is to describe the view of these two disciplines on the future development of these two specific markets and to map the expected scenarios of the future development. The view of both disciplines is presented through qualitatively elaborated professional periodicals. The main topic addressed by the authors of both scientific disciplines was the impact of technological progress on the future of the labor markets and changes in the disappearance and creation of jobs. Another important element is connectivity and sharing. They enable modern digital platforms, information, procedures, education, overcome time and space constraints, and can be used by anyone with access to the necessary technology. Keywords: education, labour market, professes, skills, images of the future, modernization, development
Hipsters and their Identity: Discursive Manifestations of Hipster Culture in VICE magazine
Horáková, Zuzana ; Balon, Jan (advisor) ; Hájek, Martin (referee)
This research address the topic of hipster phenomenon and its discursive manifestations in the online magazine VICE. The theoretical part of the thesis submits the basic discursive frameworks which serve as a theoretical anchoring for the practical part based on discursive analysis of the articles. The analysis itself is based on 11 articles mainly from the section ​Remembering the Hipster, ​which was chosen as the most appropriate for this study. The aim of the thesis is to explore the main discursive manifestations of hipster culture in those articles and to find out, whether those reproduced manifestations overlap with identified categories from the theoretical part, or whether they differ from each other. The main purpose of this analysis is then to find out what does it mean to be ​hipster according to VICE magazine contributors.

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