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The Yugoslav War in Bosnian media
Delic, Lamija ; Hrůzová, Andrea (advisor) ; Hájek, Martin (referee)
Lamija DELIC, The Yugoslav War in the Bosnian media Abstract The contemporary media play a significant role in constructing fresh myths within society. Some of these myths stem from the world of entertainment and celebrity culture. Nevertheless, the media, being an integral part of the cultural framework, also actively contribute to the formation of novel political myths. In societies with strong ethnic or national identities, these myths serve as a foundation for uniting the nation and defining its sense of self, especially in times of conflict or war. Their function is to portray a worldview by shaping historical narratives that portray members of other cultures and nations as adversaries. The main focus of the diploma thesis will be on collective memory, specifically examining how journalists in Bosnia and Herzegovina experienced the 1992-1995 war through the lens of the media and their role during that period. War journalism plays a crucial role in shaping collective memory, as journalists act as interpreters, presenting stories and framing events that contribute to the public's understanding of the war. Through their selection, interpretation, and dissemination of information, journalists possess the power to influence how citizens perceive and remember the conflict. The study acknowledges that what we...
Visual self-presentation of users on Tinder
Krkoška, David ; Hrůzová, Andrea (advisor) ; Lábová, Sandra (referee)
The thesis examines the visual self-presentation of users of the dating app Tinder and evaluates how this presentation varies by gender and culture. In the theoretical part, it examines the phenomenon of online dating and its social significance. It also puts it in the context of social changes and the transformation of intimate relationships. The second chapter elaborates on theories of impression management and their application to the online environment. It also describes the role gender plays in visual presentation and puts this topic in the context of male gaze theory and self-objectification theory. Finally, it discusses theoretical concepts related to the analysis of visual presentation. The practical part of the thesis then uses quantitative content analysis to answer the set questions. In the data interpretation section, users are also categorized based on dominant themes and visual strategy. The research revealed differences in the presentation of the analyzed groups and the inclination of men and women to present themselves through traditional gender roles. However, a type of female users whose presentation did not conform to this stereotypical portrayal was also revealed during the research.
Transformation of the Post-Socialist Identity in Eastern Europe: A Comparative Analysis on the Cases of the Czech Republic and Belarus
Pyatkevich, Aryna ; Hrůzová, Andrea (advisor) ; Pergl, David (referee)
Once the Soviet Union ceased to exist, its subjects and dominions gained the ability to determine their course of political, cultural, and economic development. The never-ending transition to democracy, described by Boris Buden, is one of the key elements of post-communism. Yet, while the countries that had been the part of Eastern Bloc but not part of the Soviet Union itself were reasonably successful on their path to democratic capitalistic development, the former dominions struggled to incorporate the values that came with what Madina Tlostanova describes as a process of forced westernization. The following paper explores the problem of post-socialistic identity transformation in Central Europe in the case of the Czech Republic and post-soviet identity transformation in Eastern Europe in the case of Belarus. The qualitative research is built on the accessed collective memory of those who work within institutions of memory on the level permitted by the governing regimes in both countries, all born after 1989. The similarities and differences that clearly emerged during the comparative analysis of the findings suggest that being post-socialistic and post-soviet should no longer be interchangeable in the academic literature. Those were and continue to be homological yet different processes, as...
Impact of Social Media Use on the Need and Quantity of Physical Social Interaction among Teenagers of Age from 14 to 16 Years
Pěstová, Kristýna ; Hrůzová, Andrea (advisor) ; Procházková, Barbora (referee)
This bachelor thesis focuses on how adolescents between the ages of fourteen and sixteen interpret the presence and influence of social networks in their relationships with peers and parents. The theoretical section of the thesis is divided into four thematic units devoted to an overview of the current knowledge of the given topic in the literature. The empirical section consists of a description of the progress and results of the research. The research was conducted in the form of qualitative questioning, using the method of semi structured interviews with ten respondents. The individual interviews were recorded, word for word transcribed and analysed in the qualitative data processing program, REQUAL. Six thematic areas related to the aim of the thesis emerged from the analysis of the interviews: spending leisure time, attitude towards social networks, the motive and the manner of using social networks, relationships with friends and peers, relationship with parents and finally, school rules regarding the use of mobile phones. It turned out that using phones as well as being active on social networks are an important part of the respondents 'lives and constitute a significant part of their social communication. Respondents reflected on the positive and negative effects of using social networks,...
Political communication and self-presentation of the chosen chairmen of political parties in the Chamber of Deputies on social networks
Kohoutová, Kateřina ; Hrůzová, Andrea (advisor) ; Škvrňák, Michael (referee)
Tato bakalářská práce se zabývá analýzou politické komunikace a sebeprezentace vybraných předsedů politických stran/hnutí v Poslanecké sněmovně na sociálních sítích Instagram a Facebook. Sledované období v této práci představují dva měsíce před volbami do Poslanecké sněmovny Parlamentu České republiky, tedy 8. 8. - 8. 10. 2021. Vybranými předsedy jsou za vládnoucí strany Ivan Bartoš (Pirátská strana) a za opoziční strany Tomio Okamura (hnutí Svobodná a přímá demokracie). Cílem bakalářské práce je aplikovat výzkumný problém: Prolínání osobní a oficiální politické komunikace skrze sociální sítě vede k dominanci osobnosti v politické komunikaci, což směřuje k personalizaci, sebeprezentaci, celebritizaci a emocionalizaci. Nejprve jsou v práci definovány hlavní teoretické pojmy na základě použití české a zahraniční odborné literatury. Práce se opírá o provedenou kvantitativní obsahovou analýzu příspěvků zvolených předsedů na sociálních sítích. Dle užité odborné literatury a uskutečněné analýzy práce dochází k závěru, že ve sledovaném období je možné jasně pozorovat prolínání osobní a polické komunikace na profilech Ivana Bartoše. V jeho případě převládá personalizovaná politická komunikace, která je založena převážně na sebeprezentaci a celebritizaci osobnosti, jde primárně o osobní sdělení, které jsou částečně...
Discourse Analysis of Czech Media in Connestion with Concept of Surveillance Society
Mikolandová, Anna ; Hrůzová, Andrea (advisor) ; Silverio, Robert (referee)
This thesis deals with the concept of a surveillance society in the modern world and its representation in the Czech media. It aims to deduce the discourse of the domestic media on this issue and the narratives that form it. For this purpose, James Paul Gee's method of discursive analysis originating from the linguistic tradition is chosen. In addition to the texts, the visual representations that accompany them are examined through qualitative content analysis. The conclusions of the research are compared with the findings presented in the theoretical part of the thesis. The thesis focuses on the issue of surveillance and presents the key ideas and research that have shaped the emergence of the entire field of surveillance studies. These include texts by Jeremy Bentham, Karl Marx, Max Weber and Michel Foucault. Other contemporary theorists have then drawn on these, whose research is also the focus of the thesis, and present the dominant issues and current problems related to the main theme of the thesis. These include, for example, Gilles Deleuze's concept of the society of control, "new" surveillance by Gary T. Marx, dataveillance, i.e. the use of data for surveillance in Roger Clark's theses, Mark Poster's superpanopticon, the issues related to the use of CCTV camera systems addressed by Clive...
Transformation of the Post-Socialist Identity in Eastern Europe: A Comparative Analysis on the Cases of the Czech Republic and Belarus
Pyatkevich, Aryna ; Hrůzová, Andrea (advisor) ; Pergl, David (referee)
Once the Soviet Union ceased to exist, its subjects and dominions gained the ability to determine their course of political, cultural, and economic development. The never-ending transition to democracy, described by Boris Buden, is one of the key elements of post-communism. Yet, while the countries that had been the part of Eastern Bloc but not part of the Soviet Union itself were reasonably successful on their path to democratic capitalistic development, the former dominions struggled to incorporate the values that came with what Madina Tlostanova describes as a process of forced westernization. The following paper explores the problem of post-socialistic identity transformation in Central Europe in the case of the Czech Republic and post-soviet identity transformation in Eastern Europe in the case of Belarus. The qualitative research is built on the accessed collective memory of those who work within institutions of memory on the level permitted by the governing regimes in both countries, all born after 1989. The similarities and differences that clearly emerged during the comparative analysis of the findings suggest that being post-socialistic and post-soviet should no longer be interchangeable in the academic literature. Those were and continue to be homological yet different processes, as...
Nation, religion and manipulation: Post-war media scene in the countries of the former Yugoslavia
Brnović Milorad, Marija ; Miessler, Jan (advisor) ; Hrůzová, Andrea (referee)
This study focuses on the media narratives on social dynamics and reconciliation in the media of former Yugoslav countries, Serbia, Croatia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, more than two decades after the end of wars. The research focuses on the presence of divisive narratives, such as offensive language, bias and sensationalism, elements of national stereotypization, hate speech, and commitment to impartial journalism in current media practices. The historical background of media control and manipulation in Yugoslavia, from the Tito era to nationalist narratives during the Yugoslav wars, forms a significant part of the research context. The study aims to shed light on critical aspects of media reporting, setting the stage for future research into the broader political and economic issues affecting the media landscape in these countries. Keywords media, war, Yugoslavia, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Hercegovina
Postcolonial photographic representations of Global South in the context of environmental disasters: The Haiti case
Kotvalová, Lucie ; Hrůzová, Andrea (advisor) ; Silverio, Robert (referee)
The present thesis examines the media representation of Haitian men and women in the context of environmental disasters from a postcolonial perspective. The work builds on the work of postcolonial authors such as Edward Said, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Walter Mignolo, Aníbal Quijano and Gurminder K. Bhambra, according to whom the system of power formed during the colonial period did not end with the formal independence of the former colonies, but transcends this imaginary boundary and materializes to this day through various pathways and processes, termed coloniality. It is precisely the possible continuity of contemporary forms of representation with colonial narratives that the thesis traces in three media discourses - the British media outlet The Guardian, the Czech server iDNES.cz and the Qatari media outlet Al Jazeera. Through a combination of social semiotic analysis applied to selected photographs and a discursive historical approach to critical discourse analysis used to deconstruct meanings in media texts, representations were analysed in the context of two Haitian natural disasters: the 2016 Hurricane Matthew and the 2021 earthquake. The research showed that modes of representation change in relation to the location from which they are formed and subsequently articulated, and are thus...
Comparison of photographer Nan Goldin's work with Instagram's users generated photography
Valentová, Marie ; Hrůzová, Andrea (advisor) ; Láb, Filip (referee)
Contemporary constantly expanding content of social media like Instagram brings the medium of photography to new contexts. Photography becomes an instrument of immediate communication and its historically defined functions are an object of change. The continuity of Instagram content creating, the personal perspective of its users, the constant presence of camera accompanying them are aspects analogous to the artwork of Nan Goldin. Goldin's photo essay The Ballad of Sexual Dependency (1986)has a character of visual diary that captures the life of her community with almost obsessive continuity. It's also captured from deeply personal perspective depicting intimate moments and describing Goldin's personal relationships. Publishing of The Balladand formation of Instagram is divided by more than twenty-five years and both events and its meanings are profoundly different. This thesis nevertheless presumes that comparison of these, in many aspects alike phenomenons can help describe the change of the function of the media of photography, explore contemporary tendencies in photography aesthetics, the meaning of instagram's content to its users and provide general understanding of the role of shared photography in social and historical context. The methods of comparison are semiotic visual analysis,...

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