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"New fathers" and shared parenting
Dlasková, Julie ; Vodochodský, Ivan (advisor) ; Hájek, Martin (referee)
This thesis examines the responsibilities and roles of fathers who practise a shared care arrangement in order to get a better understanding of how traditionally perceived women's and men's tasks are divided between the father and the mother after separation. Special emphasis is given to gender equality in responsibilities and roles traditionally ascribed to women and men, to decide in which aspects, fathers who practice shared care can be seen as 'new fathers'. Previous research projects on fatherhood have indicated that in two-parent families it is typically the mother who takes the major responsibility for private sphere duties such as nurturing or domestic labour, while the father's role lies in providing and financial support (Cohen 1993) (Ranson 2001) (Segal 1990). For this reason the actual existence of the 'new father' in society has been doubted. In-depth interviews conducted in New Zealand with fathers who were in a shared care situation showed that their responsibilities and roles changed after separation and became equalized between both parents. New circumstances, a gender equal attitude and a wish to be a part of the children's lives made the fathers become responsible for nurturing aspects of parenting and day-to-day care. This thesis suggests that study of 'non-traditional' family...
Current feminist discussions: transgender phenomenon in the context of the writing of Judith Butler
Šaldová, Kateřina ; Vodochodský, Ivan (advisor) ; Hájek, Martin (referee)
The title of this paper is: Current feminist discussions: transgender phenomenon in the context of the writing of Judith Butler. The author of the paper concentrates on a discussion of selected terms from Butlerian terminology - such as subversion and agency in the context of the lived experience and agency of transgenders. In a broader context, feminist theories are taken into account in respect to these terms as well. Can transgender perspectives be used as a useful and inspirational contribution? Can agency of transgenders challenge feminist thought in any sense? What is the role of Butler's thought in relation to effective feminist action? Having introduced the theoretical framings and critical discussion of important terms of Butler's theory in the first chapter, the author continues in discussing the strategy of subversion in the context of transgenderism in the second chapter. Both discussions are brought together in the third part of the paper, focusing on a qualitative research completed in Prague in 2003. The author concludes that certain challenges and inspirations arise when studying the transgender phenomenon and that the theory of Judith Butler can be used as an effective (feminist) tool. However, there should be a closer cooperation between feminist and transgender community in order to...
Equal opportunities and combining working and family life from perspective of women (analysis of discourse)
Novák, Ondřej ; Vodochodský, Ivan (advisor) ; Vodáková, Alena (referee)
This master's thesis deals with the question of combining family and working life from a gender perspective. The main focal point of the thesis is a discoursive analysis of interviews with women/mothers, who returned to their places of employment either after or during their maternity leave. The analysis deals with the two levels, on which the narratives of the respondents move: discoursive (using interpretive sources and a discoursive framework) and practical (concrete practices). It's main area of interest is the method with which the repsondents construct their presence within the question of combining family life with their employment, i.e., which discourses do they use in their narratives, and conversely, in what way do these discourses limit and co-create their rhetorical and social practices. The analysis of the interviews develops into a simplification of a schematicization of relationships between individual discourses, while at the same time indicating the consequences of those relationships for some concrete practices of the women themselves. In an important conclusion, the thesis reveals the lack of presence of a discourse on the positioning of the male in the private sphere (e.g., man-father) as a prerequisite for the women's engagement in their employment. Finally, the thesis compares the...
The Open Club fopr Children and Youth like a Sustainable Place for Free Time Activities Children from a Housing Estate.
Tinlová, Petra ; Pospíšilová, Tereza (advisor) ; Vodochodský, Ivan (referee)
This master's thesis is concerned with free time activities of children and youth, with a special emphasis on open clubs as the NGOs offering a "new" social service and providing a convenient place for children living on housing estates. It also outlines trends in organizing free time activities and introduces a particular open club. Considering the research carried out among children, it proposes some ideas on further functioning of this organization.
Vegetarian parenting
Půbalová, Božena ; Vodochodský, Ivan (advisor) ; Šmídová, Olga (referee)
This thesis is a final report from a qualitative study focused on vegetarian parents, who also lead their children to vegetarianism. The main purpose of the study was to examine in what ways the parents interpret and analyse their position in society, which often views the children vegetarianism as a controversial issue. The theoretical part of the work describes the background, which is relevant to the topic and help us to put the situation of vegetarian parents into a necessary context. The general information about (childhood) vegetarianism, health and social issues linked to it, are presented. The factors underlying the "family vegetarianism" - cultural relativity and symbolic of meat and nutritional discourse in combination with the ideology of motherhood, are also discussed. An entire section of the study was given to qualitative analysis of the half-structured interviews with eight vegetarian parents. The decision about the meatless diet of their children is not always accepted by general society or by their extended families and parents also often face moral judgments rather than medical problems. Therefore parents have to (re)interpret their parental identity in accordance with the positive ideology of parenthood, for example by pointing out the medical advantages of vegetarianism or by...

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