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Tarahumara/Rarámuri in Northwestern Mexico. From cave dwellings to ejido
Halbich, Marek ; Vrhel, František (advisor) ; Kováč, Milan (referee) ; Hlúšek, Radoslav (referee)
This paper refers to Northwestem Mexico, name1y to the largest present native group the Tarahumara IRarámuri Indians. The thesis, which consists of three independent parts and nine chapters, shoves foremost on the reconstruction of development of this area (with a view to the Tarahumara people) from the prehistoric times to the arrival of first Spanish conquerors and missionaries and it seeks, simultaneously, to do certain more critical evaluation of the archaeological (ethnoarchaeological) researches, the biology anthropological researches and investigations in cultural geography, first more serious ethnographic fieldworks and principal historical resources with them some historians are working. It has been taken advantage of many works and older researches which represents the definite representative sample for the frame of one~s own hypotheses and questions at what we are looking for the answer. The second part targets the some theoretical conceptions as ethnicity (ethnic identity), social and cultural identity, the acculturation or transculturation or some Mexican (Latin American) version of political identity indigenism with them it works generally and more concretely and it nears namely on the Mexican material some doubtable theses as interna/ c%nialism and with it connected the simplified idea about...
Katolická reakce na republikánskou výzvu: Nepřátelé brazilské katolické církve optikou "dobrého tisku" (1889-1930)
Kalenda, František ; Putna, Martin (advisor) ; Křížová, Markéta (referee) ; Halbich, Marek (referee)
When Brazil abolished the monarchy and became a republic in 1889, it also embraced an entirely different model of the relationships between State and Catholic Church. Unlike the previous Portuguese colonial (1500-1822) and imperial governments (1822-1889) that exercised strict control over the institutional church known as padroado régio ("royal patronage"), the new regime of the "Old Republic" (1889-1930) gave the Brazilian Catholic hierarchy extraordinary degree of freedom. But at the same time, it deprived it of its traditional privileges - from the status of the official "state church", to secularization of marriages, cemeteries and public education. Facing an unprecedented situation, the Brazilian Catholic Church had to redefine its positions towards the state and society and look for alternative models of mutual relationships both at home and abroad. Based on the officially-sanctioned Catholic press and especially the influential biweekly magazine Mensageiro da Fé, this thesis attempts to reconstruct the perceptions and attitudes of the institutional Catholicism towards challenges brought by the regime change, tracking the image formation of new and re-formulation of old enemies and creation of a new vision for the Catholic role in recently secularized Brazil. keywords: secularization;...
"Nosotros no bailamos así": Salsa as globalized and commercialized phenomenon in the local context
Smutná, Petra ; Halbich, Marek (advisor) ; Skořepová, Zita (referee)
This thesis deals with the musical and dance style known as "Salsa" which roots can be traced to the Caribbean of Latin America. In this work, salsa is investigated as a global phenomenon in the local context of Prague and at the same time as a commercialized product. In terms of salsa as a global phenomenon, the work deals with the characteristics of salsa as a social dance in the local context and tries to trace its social functions. In addition to the effects of the commercialization and tropicalized ideas of salsa and Latin American cultures on its form, the thesis also touches on topics such as internal negotiation and external construction of Latin American identity (latinidad), which are related to salsa as a global phenomenon and its commercialization. The work is based on several months of ethnographic research and semi- structured interviews conducted mainly with salseros from Latin America, the Czech Republic and others, not only European countries. Key words: salsa, social dance, global phenomenon, commercialization, product, commodification of culture, Latin American identity, latinidad , tropicalization, imagination
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...
Ethnography of women's bodybuilding competition
Mandíková, Adriana ; Halbich, Marek (advisor) ; Bittnerová, Dana (referee)
Ethnography of women's bodybuilding competition Bc. Adriana Mandíková Thesis supervisor: PhDr. Marek Halbich, Ph.D. Abstract The aim of this diploma thesis is to provide a comprehensive ethnographic picture of women competing in bikini fitness, wellness fitness, bodyfitness and physique. The research on the chosen topic took place between 2017 and 2019 through participatory observation at competitions in fitness and bodybuilding organized by the Association of Bodybuilding and Fitness of the Czech Republic. The observation was continuously complemented by interviews with competitors, coaches, dieticians, members of the association and other informants who helped me to complete the picture of this subculture. In my work I focus on selected domains, such as the days of competitions and preparation for them, doping, the fight against criticism coming from the society, the financing of sports and the overall impact of this lifestyle on the health and personal life of competitors. Key words Fitness, bodybuilding, women, bikiny fitness, wellness fitness, bodyfitness, physique
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
Digital Nomadism: The Instinct of Wandering in Contemporary Society
Volfová, Kristýna ; Halbich, Marek (advisor) ; Heřmanová, Marie (referee)
Recent estimates suggest that there are currently around 4.8 million people who consider themselves to be digital nomads. They are widely depicted in the media, most often as young professionals who successfully combine work, leisure and travel into one holistic lifestyle. Despite this significant presence in today's popular culture, from a research point of view, digital nomadism is almost unexplored phenomenon. Therefore, the aim of this work is the analysis and interpretation of the phenomenon of digital nomadism, not only through my own ethnographic research and reflection, but also in terms of current theoretical concepts in anthropology of tourism and mobility. The research itself focuses mainly on selected aspects often associated with digital nomadism in the mainstream media, and how informants reflect them. I deal with aspects such as the blurred boundaries between work and leisure, mobility slowdown, the origin of co-working spaces, the concept of freedom and, last but not least, the social changes that have led to the global expansion of this phenomenon. Keywords: digital nomadism, anthropology of tourism, mobility, travelling, digital technologies, work

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