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Sakura, manga, kimono: Representation of Japan at Japanese themed events
Nezveda, Tomáš ; Halbich, Marek (advisor) ; Knotková - Čapková, Blanka (referee)
Sakura, manga, kimono: Representation of Japan at Japanese themed events Bc. Tomáš Nezveda Abstract This thesis studies the issue of a representation of Japan at Japanese themed events in the Czech Republic. The conclusions of this thesis are based on empirical research in three essential terrains - the Japan Information and Culture Centre of the Japanese Embassy in the Czech Republic, the Czech-Japanese Association, and the Czech anime community. Each terrain's activities are analyzed to identify images of Japan they produce for their visitors. This contextual basis is built on for a further analysis of three significant issues that arise from the research - the difference and prevalence of Japanese culture in the Czech Republic, its authenticity, and the tendency of Czech fans to idealize Japan.
"It's just a state of mind" - An Ethnography of Pain and Injury Among Elite Athletes
Korečková, Adéla ; Halbich, Marek (advisor) ; Poděbradský, Oldřich (referee)
The main topic of this thesis is pain and injury. The research on these two phenomena, which are closely related to elite and high performance sports, was conducted in the environment of a training group of elite athletes - throwers. The aim of the thesis is to describe how these researched athletes react and how they experience pain and injury. Pain and injury are two distinct concepts that may or may not occur together. Pain is a more subjective phenomenon, whereas injury tends to be viewed more objectively. Athletes test the limits of the human body in training and competition, and it is very common for both of these phenomena to occur. A culture of risk-taking is also associated with testing the limits of the body, which is also included as a research subquestion in the thesis. In order to gain a more comprehensive view of the researched issue, not only the athletes themselves, but also the coach, sports doctor and physiotherapist were involved in the research. Qualitative methods were used during the research, which consisted of observations, interviews and document-based data.
Memory and Identity of Wenceslas Square
Tucaković, Jana ; Halbich, Marek (advisor) ; Wohlmuth, Petr (referee)
The subject of the thesis is a representation of Wenceslas Square as a space of symbolic importance for Czech society. Historical perspective is conducive to understanding of such unique status. Contemporary space is a subject of commodification in the tourism area. Official memory is represented via public historical exhibitions and rituals connected to the Velvet Revolution. This memory is being updated in context of the war in Ukraine as a fight for democratic values. Protests and manifestations, happening at the square, express the identity of Czech society with connection to the war from positions of establishment and dissent. Within the thesis the contradictions are being examined through common topics - fear and war, hate and solidarity, censorship and disinformation.
Internet slang and its influence on language competences
Tunková, Kristýna ; Halbich, Marek (advisor) ; Samek, Tomáš (referee)
This thesis focuses on the Internet slang or so-called netspeak and how this type of language manifests itself in various spheres, including the physical space. Physical and virtual worlds are generally considered to be separate and are not ascribed the same value. However, I want to show through my work that these spheres are not only interconnected but they can even be perceived to be equal while taking into account that interactions taking place in the virtual environment cannot be described as less real or valuable. Therefore, the research took place in the Internet environment, which is the homeland of netspeak, and also in the physical space. I specifically observed high school students because these age groups are generally considered the most typical (social) media users, therefore they come into contact with netspeak frequently. The methods of collecting data included non-participant observation in the physical space of classrooms (during lectures and study breaks), and also in a teachers' office, interviews with students in both physical and virtual forms of communication, and analysis of various visual materials. For my research, I applied a combination of theoretical concepts and methods of socio-linguistics, digital anthropology, and netnography. These fields, together with other...

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