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Open Air Museums: Representing Ethnography and History, Interacting with Heritage
Bernardot, Hélène ; Křížová, Markéta (advisor) ; Sonkoly, Gábor (referee) ; Turgeon, Laurier (referee) ; Gauvin, Jean-François (referee)
TITLE Representing History and Ethnography, Interacting with Heritage Analysing Museological Practices at the Huron-Wendat Museum ABSTRACT This master thesis is an analysis of the current specific actions on representation and interaction taken in contemporary ethnographic museums. The aim is to highlight museology pathways used to represent local indigenous culture and to explore how the public is involved with and relates to these specific discourses on heritage. Special attention will be devoted to the study of the shift of museums from authoritative places of education to socially inclusive spaces. The mission of heritage professionals in terms of representation will be analysed, as well as their work on the notions of accessibility and involvement for and with the public. The Huron-Wendat Museum in Wendake, Québec, serves to investigate these museum practices. Drawing from thorough fieldwork and extensive secondary literature, this master thesis will further probe the prevailing notions of identity, continuity and unity of the new museology in a postcolonial context. KEYWORDS ethnographic museums; new museology; cultural heritage; representation; interaction; social inclusion; First Nations; postcolonialism
Linguistic Identity in the English as a Lingua Franca Communication: Changing Perceptions on English Non-nativeness in the Context of an Erasmus Community of Practice
Klánová, Aneta ; Janáč, Jiří (advisor) ; Sherman, Tamah (referee) ; Sonkoly, Gábor (referee)
The standard ideology, embedded in discourses of traditional language teaching, has been found to have an influence on non-native speakers' linguistic identities. It manifests itself in their preoccupation with grammatical correctness and accent, and consequently in shaping negative self-perceptions, by focusing on the lacks in proficiency relative to the native speaker model. Some of the recent studies, however, reported contrasting findings. They reveal a weakening of this influence, which stems mainly from the current role of English as a global lingua franca. The ultimate goal of this study is to explore the English non-native students' perceptions of their English, as it served as a main shared resource for socializing within their community, in order to find whether and how this decentralization, combined with the "real life" use of English within an informal environment of an Erasmus community of practice, might impact their linguistic identities. The theoretical part of this study consists of three sections. Firstly, it provides a description of the concept of English as a lingua franca and its development. The second part explicates the relation between ELF and linguistic identity whereas the third part introduces the community of practice approach, which has been employed both as a...
The Brazilian Agrarian-industrial Towns of Jan Antonín Baťa (1940 - 1965): Bata Shoe Company's Ideal Industrial Town as Transnational Crossings of Urban Planning Ideas
Costa da Silva, Davi ; Křížová, Markéta (advisor) ; Sonkoly, Gábor (referee) ; Jemelka, Martin (referee)
This master thesis deals with the towns that were established by the Czech entrepreneur Jan Antonín Baťa in Brazil between 1941 and 1965: Batatuba, Vila CIMA - Indiana, Mariápolis, Bataguassu and Batayporã. The phenomenon of the Brazilian Baťa towns is analysed through lenses of the histoire croisée approach in order to show these cities as a result of the interaction between several urban planning concepts, Brazilian political and economic contexts, and Jan A. Baťa 's own plans and intentions. To do so, I analyze several projects and relevant supporting documentation about the Bata Shoe Company's ideal industrial town as well as the cities established by Jan Antonín Baťa in Brazil. Therefore, the Brazilian Bata towns are presented as a special chapter of a transnational history of the company towns established by the Baťa Shoe Company in different areas of the world. Primary sources indicate that Jan Antonín Baťa wanted to create mixed agrarian-industrial settlements in which families would be able to work on factories and farms at the same time, creating a new urban model that I am calling the "Bata Agrarian-industrial town". Keywords: Brazilian Bata towns, Jan Antonín Baťa, Agrarian-industrial town, transnational urban studies
Harmonising British and European Identity in a Technological Project
White, Stephen Washbourn ; Janáč, Jiří (advisor) ; Sonkoly, Gábor (referee) ; Koura, Jan (referee)
This research project will focus on the relationship between technology and integration. In practise, this means taking a transnational European project and using it as a lense in political and social discourse to trace how Britain and Europe have been placed regarding each other, and the implications this has for British identity. The chosen technology is the Eurofighter Typhoon, whose development involved numerous European nations ranging from Spain to France and Germany. The work seeks to contribute into the historiography focusing on identity in Britain's Europhile versus Eurosceptic debate, and the growing field of technological history spearheaded by works linking technology and the co-construction of national identities. Keywords: Technology, Integration, Europhile, Eurosceptic, Britain, Europe, Eurofighter.
Unesco World Heritage Sites: Ways of Presenting & and Interpreting the Pas. As seen in: Kutná Hora, Hiroshima Villa Romana del Casale
Kovářová, Linda ; Klusáková, Luďa (advisor) ; Uherek, Zdeněk (referee) ; Sonkoly, Gábor (referee)
This thesis deals with a specific group of historical sites called World Heritage, which are registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It characterizes the basic elements of the UNESCO World Heritage idea as a cultural and social process, which engages in acts of remembering that work to create ways to understand, present and interpret the past within the present social frameworks. The thesis brings to the attention a range of viewpoints about the nature of heritage in general and the UNESCO World Heritage in specific that have emerged in the relatively new area of academic interdisciplinary heritage studies. For the purposes of exploring different aspects of the World Heritage phenomenon, following themes of heritage discourse have been developed: remembering and making public use of the past, the UNESCO approach and the ways of presenting and interpreting the past. In order to give a sense of what World Heritage looks like on the ground this thesis details some aspects of three different World Heritage sites. To study such matters in the physical world a strategy of undertaking case studies of three specific UNESCO sites and employing the methods of direct observation and a fieldwork were chosen. Closer examinations of the Czech medieval town of Kutná Hora, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park...

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