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Nostalgia: Computer games as tools for overcoming cultural and generational boundaries
Králíček, Václav ; Soukup, Martin (advisor) ; Lütke Notarp, Ulrike (referee)
This master's thesis focuses on the research of similar video game experiences among players of different cultures. Because video games are a product of the worldwide gaming industry, the same content is available for players of various cultural backgrounds, who can then share their experiences via internet forums. In a cross-cultural comparison, the thesis examines similarities in gaming experiences the players of different cultural backgrounds have, and thus exploring the potential of videogames to overcome national borders and to bring players closer. Because four generations of gamers had already got the opportunity to play videogames, the thesis also focuses on similar gaming experiences across the age groups, and thus potentially bringing together also players of different ages. The theoretical basis of this thesis is built on the works of theorists of play Johan Huizinga, Vladimír Borecký, and Roger Caillois, theories of anthropologists George P. Murdock, Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Michal Tošner, and Clifford Geertz, and lastly, the history of video games as a medium along with the history of computers in general as described by Lev Manovich. The research itself was conducted by using two methods. An online survey, shared among respondents by using the Snowball Sampling method, followed by a...
Children's perception of poverty and wealth in the context of media representations
Mňuková, Dominika ; Soukup, Martin (advisor) ; Reifová, Irena (referee)
This thesis explores how children perceive extreme manifestations of social inequalities - poverty and wealth, and what role do media and media representations play in this process. Based on the literature, it is focusing on media construction of reality, media representations, and social inequalities in general, at the same time it deals with poverty and wealth in the context of perception and media representations, and it also explores the relationship between children and media. Furthermore, by analyzing the results of interviews with children the thesis directly examines how they perceive poverty and wealth and what role do media play in this process. The main finding concerning the social inequalities is that most children perceive them as legitimate and to justify them they use the method of naturalization or/and romanticization of poverty. The main finding concerning the media influence is that media affect children subconsciously and that their thoughts and attitudes to poverty and wealth correspond with media representations of the same in the media production for children.
Reception of media strategies used to promote Japanese culture in the Czech Republic
Grynyuková, Irena ; Miessler, Jan (advisor) ; Soukup, Martin (referee)
This master's thesis examines how powerful and determining Japanese cultural influence is and how it impacts today's globalized world. It primarily focuses on the Czech audience and its relationship to Japan. The aim of this research is to assess the current efforts made by the Japanese government to export its culture, and compare them with the image that Czech society has on Japan. The primary source of this research is quantitative data collected from Czech and Slovak respondents. . Data was collected by a semi-structured questionnaire that consisted of both open and closed questions and that was spread in electronic form. The first section of the thesis empirical. The main theoretical, historical, and socio-cultural concepts of Japan. are defined and explained in the context of modern convergence culture and the Japanese media mix theory. Japanese cultural diplomacy and the application of soft power as the primary bearer of influence over the West are explained through the critical analysis of specific campaigns. Then, the methodological section analyzes the answers of 1,609 respondents across three predefined samples. Analysis shows that Japan's cultural promotion efforts in the Czech Republic are limited, and that take place primarily through official agencies or directly through the fans of...
Representation of the Korean Peninsula in the news of Czech Television in years 2015-2020
Kymličková, Petra ; Štoll, Martin (advisor) ; Soukup, Martin (referee)
The diploma thesis introduces the media image of Korean Peninsula within the news of Czech Television from 2015 to 2020. Korean Peninsula is an incredibly interesting area in terms of history, politics, economics, culture and international relations, including relations between the two Koreas and the Czech Republic. Czech Television was chosen to depict the two state units existing on the Korean Peninsula, which should - due to its specific position as a public service medium - provide viewers objective and impartial news. The theoretical part introduces the basic concepts and theories, focusing on the media public service broadcasting, media construction of reality, gatekeeping and agenda-setting. Considerable attention is also given to Czech Television itself and the Korean Peninsula, where among the other things, the key historical moments of this region are briefly explained and the media environment of both Koreas is overviewed closely. In the practical part, the collected data is analyzed, both quantitative and qualitative methods. Within the content analysis, the data are sorted by frequency, order, topic or tone of the content. It includes an analysis of the most frequent terms and their possible change during the time. The results and finding are summarized at the end of the work and...
Iranian and Israeli cinematography at the World's Most Famous Film Festivals 1989 - 2019
Šimsová, Kristýna ; Soukup, Martin (advisor) ; Štoll, Martin (referee)
The diploma thesis deals with Iran and Israel as cultural units in terms of their history, religion, society and politics and looks for the features that unite these nations. The information in this diploma thesis concerning individual countries and festivals is then put into context with the development of their cinematography, which is presenting various topics, features and approaches that have been developed over the years. Subsequently, the thesis creates an overview of all films by Iranian and Israeli filmmakers, which were presented at one of the three most prestigious international film festivals (the Cannes Film Festival, the Venice International Film Festival and the Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin) in the period 1989-2019. Based on this overview, the thesis examines the success of the films and their creators, topics and explains how these variables have changed over time. It observes certain trends in the development of their cinematography and sum up the impact within some unique festivals in the Czech Republic. The diploma thesis also deals with the thematic focus of the most successful films awarded by international festival juries. Based on this information, it identifies the possible reasons that make Iranian and Israeli cinemas so extraordinary and, last but not least, finds...
Enculturation in New Zealand - cultural specifics of a game and their influence on an early children development
Šulová, Helena ; Soukup, Václav (advisor) ; Soukup, Martin (referee)
This Diploma Thesis apply to enculturation theory in transcultural perspective of the Czech Republic and New Zealand. It is focused on sociocultural and historical context of New Zealand and accents local pre-school system. The central theme is a game (play) as a specific culture phenomenon. The theoretical part is devided into five basic chapters. First chapter applys to settlement history and New Zealand geography in context of Pacific Ocean. Second chapter considers in detail way original culture of New Zealand - Mori. Attention is paid mainly to its arrival to New Zealand, to its structure, to its pre- and post-colonisation history and also to current sociopolitical aspect of its life facing Europeans in New Zealand. Third chapter aims to present the therm 'enculturation' in a wider cross-disciplinary context accenting attachment theory, American anthropological school 'personhood and culture', sociohistorical development of a family and a process of socialization. Fourth chapter is focused on a game (play), its classification, typology and its development. Fifth chapter presents the history of anthropological field research as an introduction to empirical part of this Diploma Thesis. In the empirical part is presented proper research investigation carried out in New Zealand during summer semester 2008....
Bioanthropology: a transdisciplinary project of Gregory Bateson
Kučera, Marek ; Soukup, Václav (advisor) ; Patočka, Jiří (referee) ; Soukup, Martin (referee)
Marek K u č e r a Bioanthropology: A Transdisciplinary Project of Gregory Bateson ABSTRACT The dissertation thesis deals with the work of Anglo-American anthropologist and cybernetician Gregory Bateson. It follows Danish biologist Jesper Hoffmeyer in seeing it as an example of a bioanthropological approach, the approach being defined as a position that sees mind as a particular example of nature that is in a deep sense itself minded. Besides the necessary biographical section the thesis consists of two major parts. The first one consists in exposition of Bateson's anthropological and psychiatric concepts, the second one represents an evaluation and interpretation of Bateson's final synthesis at the highest level of abstraction: the notion of equivalence of biological and epistemological realms of explanation. The major aim of the thesis is to present Bateson's work as a way of integration of humanities and social sciences with biological science that represents an alternative to sociobiological and other neo-darwinian approaches. KEY WORDS: Bateson, bioanthropology, evolution, mind
Cultural Aspects of Cartographic Creation: Use of Mental Maps in Cross-cultural Research
Bláha, Jan Daniel ; Soukup, Martin (referee)
Cultural Aspects of Cartographic Creation: Use of Mental Maps in Cross-cultural Research Abstract: Diploma thesis deals with study of interdisciplinary issue of cultural aspects of cartographic creation. The first part of the work consists of theoretical introduction dealing with the map content, map stylistics and map language, in which maps show the greatest cultural differences. The map figures here in a role of the image of reality and visual manifestation of culture. The analogy between a map and a classical language (linguistic anthropology) and the analogy between early maps and primitive cultures' maps are described. Beside the language, as determinants of the human spatial perception and other categories related to the map creation could be mentioned the environment, the experiences and the society, in which man lives. Several examples of so-called cultural map styles, especially from Australia and Oceania, are introduced as well. In the methodical part of the work in connection with cultural-anthropological research a method of cognitive maps, respectively mental maps of map users and map makers is discussed in detail. Just these maps are suitable to explore the cultural particularities of cartographic creation. The application part of the work presents the results of field research of mental maps...
The immigration to Great Britain in 1945-1971. The contribution to the history of the "island state" in the 20th century
Simonová, Michaela ; Kovář, Martin (advisor) ; Soukup, Martin (referee)
Britain is the country with a long tradition of immigration. Over many years it witnessed the arrival of immigrants and refugees from the whole world. Nevertheless the unprecedented extent of immigration from the Commonwealth countries of the former British Empire after the Second World War was unexpected. It caused profound and irreversible change in the British society as a whole. This thesis deals with a description and interpretation of a series of key issuees related to immigration from New Commonwealth (especially from Indian subcontinent) in 1945-1971. Main reasons for "coloured immigration" were an increasing demand for low skilled and unskilled labour in United Kingdom and the 1948 British Nationality Act, which gave Commonwealth citizens right to enter, work and settle in the British Isles. I am concerned with issues of immigrants' employment, housing, education as well as with the attitudes and responses of indigenous whites. Even though the British consider themselves to be "tolerant people" immigrants faced up to prejudices, discrimination, racism, verbal abuse and physical attacks in Britain. White hostility toward coloured immigrants manifested itself in the form of the Notting Hill Riots in 1958. Racial attacks were explained in terms of the enormous number of "coloured" people and the...

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