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Meaning, Role and Function of Dog in Society and Family
Salajková, Valerie ; Grznár, Miroslav (advisor) ; Märzová, Hana (referee)
This paper deals with the relationship between a man and a dog. This topic was chosen because of its up-to-date nature in the Czech society reflected in the number of owned dogs and their popularity as pets. The specific aim of the thesis is the deeper understanding of meanings and roles attributed to dogs in society from the point of view of my respondents - seniors. The view of animals in the society is based on the theory of social constructivism, according to which the meanings of phenomena, and hence of animals in the society, are created during social interactions. The research was conducted on the basis of participating observations and narrative interviews with randomly selected seniors. In the theoretical basis of the thesis, the relationship between people and animals in different times and societies is emphasized, highlighting a different approach to them in today's society. Classification of animals in the society is further explained and most frequent categories are presented. This classification concerns wild animals, farm animals, and pets, of which dogs are the most popular ones. One of the findings is the importance attributed to dogs in the society. Dogs in the society can be seen as animals but also as individual personalities. The frequent phenomenon in my analysis is...
Clothes Make the Man: Dress as a Medium of Meanings
Märzová, Hana ; Šanderová, Jadwiga (advisor) ; Volek, Martin (referee)
In this thesis the meanings given by students to dress are examined. Then, these meanings are compared to those discussed in sociological literature dealing with dress and fashion. Dress is not only a protection of body against unpleasant weather but also a medium for meanings related to the wearer of the dress. Through a dress it is possible to express social status, social role, hobbies, opinions, membership in various groups and also lifestyle. Clothing and fashion are strongly associated with young people because the fashion is made for them and they contribute to its creation. For adolescents dress is a matter of particular importance because it enables them not only to express, but also to build their identity and thus reach adulthood. Dress has also an important role in our relations to other people. The analysis of interviews with students resulted in the finding that meanings given to dress by students are similar to those discussed in sociological literature. For interviewed students it is important to have a freedom to wear, what they want, because it enables them to be themselves. The findings from interviews rather contradict Simmel's assumption because a fashion is considered by interviewed students as uniform, while originality is located outside the fashion. Those students also...
Meaning, Role and Function of Dog in Society and Family
Salajková, Valerie ; Grznár, Miroslav (advisor) ; Märzová, Hana (referee)
This paper deals with the relationship between a man and a dog. This topic was chosen because of its up-to-date nature in the Czech society reflected in the number of owned dogs and their popularity as pets. The specific aim of the thesis is the deeper understanding of meanings and roles attributed to dogs in society from the point of view of my respondents - seniors. The view of animals in the society is based on the theory of social constructivism, according to which the meanings of phenomena, and hence of animals in the society, are created during social interactions. The research was conducted on the basis of participating observations and narrative interviews with randomly selected seniors. In the theoretical basis of the thesis, the relationship between people and animals in different times and societies is emphasized, highlighting a different approach to them in today's society. Classification of animals in the society is further explained and most frequent categories are presented. This classification concerns wild animals, farm animals, and pets, of which dogs are the most popular ones. One of the findings is the importance attributed to dogs in the society. Dogs in the society can be seen as animals but also as individual personalities. The frequent phenomenon in my analysis is...
Individual Pregame Rituals and Their Interpretation by Athletes Themselves
Šarapatková, Anna ; Hájek, Martin (advisor) ; Märzová, Hana (referee)
This thesis examines ritualized behavior, further more widen on the issue of ritualized behavior in sport. After describing the theoretical framework of this problem, the research, which is a part of the thesis, focuses on the rituals more specifically. Attention is paid to ritual behavior that athletes practice in relation to their sport and especially to performance they bring. Research is concerned about behavior which is individual. The main aim of the research is to create a classification of ritualized behavior based on individual reasoning of this behavior by its participants and at the same time based on Max Webers theory of behavior. Other findings show what are the functions of this specific behavior of athletes or how the ritualized behavior varies across different groups like gender and if the sport is individual or collective. Research has showed up that classification of the ritualized behavior is dual because the reasonings of athletes are dual, too. In the first case athletes do rituals because 1) they saw someone to do that or someone told them to do it, or 2) they did it once and it proved to them so they started to do it every time. The second way of reasoning says that athletes behave this way to 1) win or do the best, or/and 2) optimalized their psychological state. The function of...
The Concept of Individualization in Social Theory
Märzová, Hana ; Balon, Jan (advisor) ; Šanderová, Jadwiga (referee)
In this thesis theoretical meaning of the concept of individualization is examined. Compilation and comparison of the concepts of individualization as they are understood by Ulrich Beck, Zygmunt Bauman and Anthony Giddens are put forward. Critiques of the concept of individualization are analyzed with focus on controversial issues of the concept of individualization. The analysis shows four types of objections: 1. Concepts of theorists of individualization are not based on empirical research, therefore they do not match the reality correctly. 2. In the conceptions of theorists of individualization, the individuals seem to be independent on the culture and on other people. 3. Social classes and gender status to some extent still affect the life of the individuals. 4. Individualization does not have the same effect on everybody. The analysis also shows that the controversial issues are the result of different meaning which give to the individualization creators of the concept and its critics. Theorists of individualization understand the individualization as macro-social phenomenon, whereas critics of individualization understand the individualization as the change of life and behaviour of the individuals due to the effect of various ambivalent processes. The question, how to connect those meanings...
Clothes Make the Man: Dress as a Medium of Meanings
Märzová, Hana ; Šanderová, Jadwiga (advisor) ; Volek, Martin (referee)
In this thesis the meanings given by students to dress are examined. Then, these meanings are compared to those discussed in sociological literature dealing with dress and fashion. Dress is not only a protection of body against unpleasant weather but also a medium for meanings related to the wearer of the dress. Through a dress it is possible to express social status, social role, hobbies, opinions, membership in various groups and also lifestyle. Clothing and fashion are strongly associated with young people because the fashion is made for them and they contribute to its creation. For adolescents dress is a matter of particular importance because it enables them not only to express, but also to build their identity and thus reach adulthood. Dress has also an important role in our relations to other people. The analysis of interviews with students resulted in the finding that meanings given to dress by students are similar to those discussed in sociological literature. For interviewed students it is important to have a freedom to wear, what they want, because it enables them to be themselves. The findings from interviews rather contradict Simmel's assumption because a fashion is considered by interviewed students as uniform, while originality is located outside the fashion. Those students also...

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