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Travelling Painted Pebbles as a Form of Gift in Public Space
Procházková, Alžběta ; Janeček, Petr (advisor) ; Půtová, Barbora (referee)
The thesis focuses on the contemporary cultural practice of painting and picking up travelling painted pebbles in the Czech Republic. These pebbles are left in a public space by their creators as a gift to a stranger. The finder of such a pebble can share photo of fit on electronic social networks and then move it to another place. The aim of the thesis is to determine and interpret the meanings that these pebbles have for both their creators and finders. It does so by proposing a typology of pebbles according to their functions. The thesis further specifies the actors' motivations for creating painted stones as well as for searching them and picking them up. The research has confirmed that by performing the activities associated with this practice, actors exchange gifts, and these gifts can take several forms. Travelling painted pebbles also show signs of objects of serial collaboration of Lynne McNeill's theory.
Informal transmission of vernacular "folk recipes" among Czech young adults
Nôšková, Dominika ; Janeček, Petr (advisor) ; Půtová, Barbora (referee)
The primary purpose of the bachelor's thesis was to map out the process of informal intergenerational transmission of "recipe knowledge", vernacular, often family recipes that have to do with proper digestion and prevention of indigestion in the environment of contemporary Czech youth at the age of young adulthood (i.e., 18-25 years). The work is defined by research questions, "From whom, when and where did this generation gain knowledge of recipes", "Does this generation actively pass on recipe knowledge?" "To whom, when and in what situations is this transfer made?" " The data documentation was primarily conducted on the basis of both informal and formalized interviews with the interviewees. Part of the work is a theoreticalhistorical part, seeking to define the concept of "recipe knowledge" in dialogue with ethnological and folklorist literature. Using internet analysis, semi-structured interviews and a questionnaire investigation, I have come to the conclusion that recipe knowledge or advice is still a topic of discussion. Young adults, from smaller towns and villages, who moved to Prague between the ages of 12-15, are particularly close to this. Referring to the interviews and results from the questionnaires, it is more women who provide, pass on and practice grandmotherly advice in everyday life....
CFCO as a product of French colonization in Congo
Urbaníková, Eva ; Půtová, Barbora (advisor) ; Šarše, Vojtěch (referee)
This baccalaureate work focuses on the history and anthropological context of the Congo-Ocean railway line (CFCO). The primary objective of the work is to approximate and objectively describe the actual construction of this line from its start to its completion. The purpose of these descriptions is to point out the truth of the period view, which was misrepresented by the colonial power. The work is divided into three chapters. The first deals with the introduction to the problem, but primarily with what preceded the start of construction, but also with the recruitment of recruits and their transport to the site. In the second part, we find descriptions of the work leaders, statistics and references to the conservation of the period documentation. The last chapter details aspects of the life of recruits living in camps, i.e. diseases, meals and accommodation for recruits. In this section, the current state of the Congo-Oceana railway is also cautioned Powered by TCPDF (
Phenomenon of the Folklore Show. Commodification of traditional folk culture in perspective of anthropology of tourism
Kolačkovská, Laura ; Půtová, Barbora (advisor) ; Ferrarová, Eva (referee)
The diploma thesis will present the phenomenon of the Folklore show focusing on selected restaurants in Prague. The research sample consisted of three specially adapted restaurants, Restaurant Michal in the Old Town, Folklore Garden in Hlubočepy and finally the U marčanů restaurant in Veleslavín. The aim of the thesis is to formulate a connection between tourism and traditional folk culture, respectively, with its selected elements, which are then applied to evening performances. The intention is to examine the processes of commodification in which the expressions of folk culture become a product for sale. The diploma thesis reveals the view of the owners, which allows you to look at the strategies of these processes, but also the view of the performers, thanks to which it brings motivation and attitude to the given way of presentation. The diploma thesis is structured into three main chapters. The first deals with the chosen research methods and my position in research. The second chapter clarifies the selected terminology and provides a summary of previous professional production related to the researched issues. The third chapter describes and analyzes the researched phenomenon of the Folklore show.
Graffiti and his "space" - graffiti in the context of space, architecture and town
Levý, Martin ; Czumalo, Vladimír (advisor) ; Půtová, Barbora (referee)
Graffiti and his "space" - graffiti in the context of space, architecture and town This work presents a more indepth analysis of the graffiti phenomenon. It aims to analyse this phenomenon in the context of urban environment, or, more precisely, the metropolis, as it would be impossible to study graffiti outside the context of modern urban space. It expands the arguments and theories outlined previously and deals with the theory of spaces and "non-spaces". It analyses graffiti in terms of its "non- visuality", language, text and communication and explores further arguments for its possible acceptance within the sphere of visual arts. Our analysis has led us to believe that graffiti is a phenomenon with multiple functions and that visuality is only one of them, existing as part of a larger cluster of other features and functions it fulfills within culture and subcultures. Použitá literatura Augé, M.: Antropologie současných světů, Brno, Atlantis 1999 Augé, M.: Non-places: introduction to an antropology of supermodernity, London, Verso 1995 Baudrillard, J.: Kool Killer, or The Insurrection of Signs, in Symbolic Exchange and Death, London, Theory, Culture & Society and Sage Publications 1993 Belting, H.: Konec dějin umění, Praha, Mladá fronta 2000 Berger, J.: O pohledu, Praha, Agite/Fra 2009 Bergson, H.:...
Martial Arts of Far East
Seidl, Lukáš ; Czumalo, Vladimír (advisor) ; Půtová, Barbora (referee)
The core sujbect of thís thesis deals with a theme of Far East martial arts. The thesis is historically oriented and aims to describe the origin, historical development of martial arts and sports in China, Japan, Okinawa and the Korean peninsula. The structure of the thesis consists of the following theoretical themes: general characteristics, definition, terminology, categorization of martial arts, characteristics and development of traditional schools and styles, the influence of religion, description of changes in the context of historical development. The influence of martial arts phenomenon in contemporary society. Particular attention is paid to the development of martial arts, the influence on the formation of individual personalities, as well as cultural aspects in the spirit of traditional arts and changes in the light of globalization.
Prehistoric culture and birth of human imagination
Půtová, Barbora ; Soukup, Václav (advisor) ; Malina, Jaroslav (referee) ; Valde-Nowak, Paweł (referee)
The subject of this dissertation Prehistoric Culture and Birth of Human Imagination is an interdisciplinary analysis of creation, evolution and interpretation of prehistoric art. The work aspires to establish a new academic discipline temporarily referred to as "prehistoric art" as well as embracing the genesis of human creativity and imagination from the point of view of human sciences. The first part of the dissertation focuses on the phenomenon of so-called proto-art, i.e. non-utilitary artefacts created by hominidae in the Lower and Middle Paleolithic. That is why these artefacts are the subject of many scientific controversies concerning the issue of genesis of symbolic manifestations of human behaviour. In this context, paintings and drawings done by apes are analysed; some scientists believe they prove that no boundary line can be set between the man and other apes. This might be the reason why works of parietal Upper Paleolithic are considered to be the pivotal proof of genesis of human creativity. However, these works were questioned and criticised for their prehistoric authenticity at the end of the 19th century. The effort to understand the purpose and meaning of prehistoric artefacts is documented in a chapter discussing the history of interpretation, theories and hypotheses formulated on the...
Dandyism as a lifestyle
Hercogová, Jana ; Půtová, Barbora (advisor) ; Štěpánová, Irena (referee)
Theses focuses on dandyism as a lifestyle. It presents the theoretical definition of dandyism as well as its 19. century important representatives such as George Brummell, George Gordon Byron, Jules-Amédée Barbey d'Aurevilly, Charles Baudelaire, Oscar Wilde, Robert de Montesquiou and Artur Breisky. Attention is paid to the characteristics of the historical period and the society in which the dandy figure appeared. Theses also focuses on the dandy figure in terms of his value orientation, appearance, behaviors, interests and time spending. Moreover, theses deals with the image of dandyism as a lifestyle in literature. More detailed attention is paid to literary works Fanfarlo, The Picture of Dorian Gray and Against Nature. In the final part of the theses is discused the topicality of dandyism in 20th and 21st century and presented three personalities whose lifestyle resonates with the principles of dandyism. Key words: dandyism, dandy, lifestyle, individulism, aestheticism, hedonism, elegance, revolt
Space for Contemporary Art - Museum without Walls
Voskovcová, Klára ; Půtová, Barbora (referee)
Space for the Contemporary Art Or a Museum without Walls Thesis Regarding the ever growing number of museum institutions and exhibitions of contemporary art throughout the whole world, it may seem useless to consider the relationship between the museum of modern art and the current artistic expression. However, the history of art seems to rather neglect the impact of museums upon the artistic development as such. The museum is mostly perceived in the background rather and as an instrument by means of which the art gets to the people. The solid walls' institution however is not a mere "servant", to a great extent it is an element which participates in the responsibility about the development of art. Many creators of world renown directly dealt with the effect museums have upon the works of art and especially today most artists create their works concerned about their placement. It is interesting to observe the changing role of the museum in the course of history, to observe an obvious shift from a somewhat rigid institution with firm rules into the, up to now, very liberal, relaxed space, open for the maximum variety. The passing of time seems to have turned upside down the original constellation where the museum appeared as a filter rather, as the last instance, and art as an "applicant (candidate)". Almost...
Cultural dimension of language
Macek, Michal ; Soukup, Václav (advisor) ; Půtová, Barbora (referee)
This paper is about the relation between language, thought and culture. Main issue is the way how language acts as the basis for culture which is seen as a complex of symbols and meanings. Language is described as a system of signs whose usage influences the structure of people's thought and also the interpretations of the reality by means of culture. The question of the origin of language is examined in the paper as well as other issues connected with the study of language and culture. Among these the principal of linguistic relativity (Sapir-Whorf hypothesis) is the most important one, further the issue of the relation between linguistic changes and cultural changes and the issue of acquiring language and culture during the process of socialization are discussed. The relation between language, thought and culture is studied by means of interdisciplinary perspective with use of philosophical, semiotic, linguistic and especially anthropological texts. Key words: language, thought, culture, sign, symbol, principal of linguistic relativity, Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, linguistic anthropology, symbolic anthropology, semiotics

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