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Representational Roleplay in a Virtual World: Applying Dramaturgical Analysis to World of Warcraft
Špán, Adam ; Hájek, Martin (advisor) ; Kabele, Jiří (referee)
This thesis explores the possibilities of applying dramaturgical analysis to the virtual world of the computer game World of Warcraft. In this virtual world, some players engage in so-called representational roleplay. This is a complex social activity that entails a number of specific rules and practices. The aim of this thesis was to test the applicability of four different dramaturgical concepts (character, regions, scene, and exhibition) to actors' performances in the virtual world. The findings of this thesis are based on several months of ethnographic research and 16 semi-structured interviews. Analysis of these data revealed a number of similarities and a high degree of applicability of dramaturgical sociology to representational roleplay in the virtual world of World of Warcraft. The various dramaturgical metaphors were further extended to include new concepts in the context of the virtual world. These include the "character flaw" which consists of rejecting the consequences of fateful moments, "always IC" roleplayers who ignore the existence of a back region, the "immersive march" which describes the dramatic transitions between scenes, and the "exhibition with a passive curator" which reflects the distinctiveness of the curator in the virtual world.
The case of weirs: Media discourse analysis
Vaňhalová, Adéla ; Kabele, Jiří (advisor) ; Vodáková, Alena (referee)
The author was concerned with the media discourse of the theme of weirs on the river Labe in newspapers MF Dnes and Ústecký deník during the period of ten years. The used methods were quantitative and qualitative content analyses. Emphasis was placed on the types of arguments used in the discourse and also on the means of argumentation [Schopenhauer 1991, Weston 2001]. Analysis discovered two basic kinds of discourse: expert and emotional. To both of these discourses were linked special kinds of means of argumentation. The expert discourse was constructed as a pure and fair argument. The emotional discourse was constructed as an insidious argument. The main conclusion derived from the analysis was about the game frames [Goffman 1999] of two sides in discourse: advocates and opponents of the weirs. To the advocates was ascribed expert economic discourse which created their dominant game frame. The advocates persuade the public about their truth through economic discourse. The opponents were first constructed as dominant in the game frame of expert ecological discourse. During time their ecological game frame was redefined by the advocates and lost its persuading power. The opponents found new game frame: "petition" political discourse. "Petition" political discourse is till now the dominant game frame of the...
Discourse analysis of childbirth in the Czech media
Suchánková, Markéta ; Kabele, Jiří (advisor) ; Šanderová, Jadwiga (referee)
The thesis focuses on the analysis of a dispute regarding home birth and discourses associated with it. The thesis focuses on the analysis of a dispute regarding home birth and discourses associated with it. The thesis focuses on the analysis of a dispute regarding home birth and discourses associated with it. Choice of location and proces sof giving birth in czech environment remains very limited and domestic deliveries are subject of controversy among professional medical community and state institutions on the one hand and midwives, civil movements and comitted mothers on the other hand. Theme divides laical and expert public. It's established through discourses, reflect the views and opinions of the two quarreled groups - supporters of medically controlled childbirth and supporters of natural birth. In the context of media reporting can be identified two main streams of discursive formations, scattering of concepts, thematic choices, objels and modalities of coming to the statement - medical discourse and natural discourse. The controversy both discourses in the Czech media escalated with court case with midwife Ivana Königsmarková, who in 2009 assisted at home birth that ended tragically - serious damage and subsequent death of a child. Just on the case of Ivana Königsmarková and its...
Cycling advocates: reinventing politics in the era of late modernity
Fiala, Šimon ; Kabele, Jiří (advisor) ; Kotík, Michal (referee)
Cycling advocacy has taken a form of a popular worldwide social movement in the beginning of the 21st century. Cyclists demand not only improved conditions for cycling, but also a reform in the way the city is being run in order to be "livable" and saturated with "quality public spaces". This dissertation attempts to put the phenomenon in the context of the theory of risk society and it attempts to incorporate impulses from the theoretical tradition of ANT. The cycling controversy is being read as a re-invention of politics in urban arenas. What is political about the bicycle? More than it may seem. The bicycle has endured a long trajectory of political appropriation by various groups in order to arrive at a point where it began to be conceived as the default starting point of the critique of automobility and Western modernity. As a consequence the bicycle emerges as a loaded political symbol that is being appropriated by cycling advocates in order to problematize the alienated city colonized by cars, appropriated by business interests and neglected by the political representation. The bicycle is being reinvented as a symbol of urban revolution. This dissertation introduces the results of an empirical research undertaken between June 2013 and April 2015 that maps the shape of the cycling controversy in...
Socialistic complaints as an instrument of governance and remedy - Beroun district in the second half of the 80s.
Olbertová, Lenka ; Kabele, Jiří (advisor) ; Tuček, Milan (referee)
The diploma thesis deals with finding an answer to how socialistic complaints worked as an instrument of remedy and also as an instrument of governance. It proceeds from the theory of Albert O. Hirschman that explains strategies of solution in the area of firms, organizations and states and that also includes complaining. The other theoretical sources are the theory of bureaucratic organizations of Michel Crozier and Michel Foucault's conception of power and discipline. The issues of complaining are put into period context in the diploma thesis and it is supplemented about a brief elucidation of ruling manners considering the district level. The empirical part is based on qualitative and quantitative content analysis of complaints that were solved by the leading secretary at the District Committee of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia in Beroun from 1985 till 1989. It is not only focused on a survey of complaints but also interprets the procedures of solving that are related to the chosen theoretical findings. The thesis also explains the relationship between the communist party and its critics with their objections and the relationship between the party and people that were criticized in the complaints.
Community forms of ecologically-friendly life in individualized society
Losenický, Jan ; Tuček, Milan (advisor) ; Kabele, Jiří (referee)
The thesis "Community forms of ecologically-friendly life in individualized society" deals with contemporary intentional eco-communities that are, mostly as ecovillages and cohousings, connected with the reneissance of the community movement in Western society in the nineties of the 20th century. Utilizing G. Simmel's concept of quantitative and qualitative individualism, it investigates to what extent is the existence and form of intentional eco-communities influenced by the process of individualization. The motivations of initiators and of the members of eco-communities, the question of privacy and the engagement in neighbourhood relationships and into public life are investigated in more detail. Third part of the work offers a description of examples of intentional eco-communities in Czech Republic and it also describes community projects that are related to this topic.
IN ATTENDANCE OF PUBLIC..analysis of public discussion about the transport policy of city district Prague 6
Ptáčková, Kateřina ; Kabele, Jiří (advisor) ; Illner, Michal (referee)
Using the instruments of discourse analysis these master theses intend to explore, what is the core of the transport policy discussion in Prague, what are the main sources and discourses forming it. The discussion on the transport policy in one of the Prague city district's is used not only for the analysis of the transport base of the discussion but also as the illustration of forming the public discussion in general. The analysis focuses on the roles of two main groups of collective actors of public decision-making - elected politicians (local authority) and NGOs. Discourse is in analysis understood in the Foucault's view as the practices which form the objects of which they speak and do not speak. With reference to Fairclough it concentrates also on the specific role of individual actors. The analysis indicates that the main sources of the good transport solution are their suitable transport funcioning, evironmental assets and public support. First two sources are discussed in the first part of the thesis. The public support source is discused in the second part of analysis, dealing with the democratic discourse. The democratic discourse is identified as the framing discourse of the public discussion in general. Public participation and deliberation are considered both by politicians and NGOs to be...
The opinions of Czech students on the social and cultural integration of migrants
Voňavková, Lucie ; Kabele, Jiří (advisor) ; Frantová, Veronika (referee)
In my thesis I deal with social integration of immigrants in the Czech Republic. This topic interests me primarily from the perspective of Czech students. In the theoretical part of my thesis first I define integration and its three main models, and describe their development. The next section I devote to social integration and its four dimensions. In the next two sections I describe migration development and related migration policy of the Czech Republic to outline the transformation of Czech Republic from emigration to immigration character. After defining the important concepts and theoretical foundations I present my research probe that explores the views of Kladno's students to immigrants, their cultural and interactive social integration. For this probe I selected quantitative survey. I wanted to involve as many students as possible. In this part of my work I introduce my research questions and hypotheses, methodological issues and describe the structure of the questionnaire. In this part are provided also previous studies. Finally I evaluate the results of my probe.
Discourse Rules Connected to Dying: How People Talk About Death of Close Ones
Exnerová, Dominika ; Grygar, Jakub (advisor) ; Kabele, Jiří (referee)
The thesis aims with discourse rules of dying of a close person. Author works with other theories, especially with Gorer's pornography of death and also comparisons of current situation and history of Ariés and Elias, who considered the current representations of death to be more a taboo than in the past. The practical base of the text is a research combining both in-depth interviews with young people and interpretations of closed groups, such as support group and internet discussion. The analysis identified two approaches in young people's families, focusing either on practical aspects of dying of a relative or on emotional aspects. These two approaches were in opposition against each other especially while both being present in a single family. Also, several conditions changing discourse rules were identified. The death of a young person or by suicide were more tabuized than death of an elder person. Generally, the research shows that people's view on death is not constructed by media as Gorer proposed, since young adult people have their own experience from their families. In this text, death is considered to be a taboo of the society because of strict boundaries of what is appropriate and inaproppriate. Powered by TCPDF (
The Rise of Direct Democracy in the Czech Republic: Sources, Use and Consequences
Dvořák, Tomáš ; Kabele, Jiří (advisor) ; Šaradín, Pavel (referee) ; Vráblíková, Kateřina (referee)
In the last few decades there has been an expansion of institutions of direct democracy in most developed countries. The Czech Republic has been no exception and over the past 25 years, there has been a rise of direct democracy in the Czech Republic. The aim of the dissertation is an analysis of the use of direct democracy in the Czech Republic. Although the analyses are based mainly on data from the Czech Republic, the aim is also to contribute to scholarly debates in the field of direct democracy research. I focus on the following questions: Who supports the use of direct democracy and who participates in it in the Czech Republic? How do voters form opinions and what are the characteristics of direct democracy campaigns? What is the effect of direct democracy on other forms of political participation? I view direct democracy as an institutional innovation and evaluate it based on three criterions: inclusiveness, competence and efficiency. First, I focus on who supports the expansion of direct democracy. I also study the patterns of turnout of various social groups in direct democracy (inclusiveness). Second, I analyse the processes of opinion formation in direct democracy campaigns to find out, whether it can be regarded as competent or not. Last, I analyse whether direct democracy leads to increased or...

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