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Hospitality industry in the shadow of the virus: The coronavirus pandemic and its impact on lives of people working in hospitality
Kopčiková, Dominika ; Wohlmuth Markupová, Jana (advisor) ; Hlaváček, Jiří (referee)
The diploma thesis focuses on the two-year duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and with the usage of the oral history method explains its impact on people working in the hospitality sector in the Czech Republic during this time. The text of the thesis is divided into theoretical-methodological and empirical parts. The theoretical-methodological part provides an insight into the practice of oral history during the global pandemic and reports on studies that address this topic. At the same time, it details not only the chosen methodology, but also the challenges that arose during the fieldwork, due to the limitations that this specific time brought. The main aim of the empirical part of this study is to depict in chronological order how and to what extent the different phases of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic affected the professional and personal lives of the narrators. Based on nine oral history interviews with five narrators, conducted during field research in the spring of 2021 and the winter of 2022, this issue is discussed from a time-lapse perspective. Through interpretations of the testimonies taken, research of press published in this period and reflections on government regulations, the narrators' life stories are thus placed in the context of the pandemic era. Keywords: COVID-19,...
Behind the front line, Rehabilitation during Covid-19 pandemic
Novotná, Klára ; Vaněk, Miroslav (advisor) ; Wohlmuth Markupová, Jana (referee)
The thesis is based on 13 oral history interviews the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the health care sector (specifically rehabilitation medicine and physical medicine). Narrators are health care professionals who are part of multidisciplinary rehabilitation care in different positions and can therefore reflect the pandemic from different perspectives. In addition to the impact on the professional life, the thesis also describe the subjectively perceived impact on the narrators' personal lives. The interviews were recorded in early 2022, after 2 years of living with the pandemic, when strict restrictions were still in place. The thesis provides testimonies of the lived experience of the pandemic among health workers behind the so-called 'frontline', who have not received as much attention in the media. It also compares the experiences of the narrators in the context of Czech realities and compares them with the results of similar international studies on pandemics among health professionals.
The cinema Svět in Kladno in the timeframe 1960-1990 from the perspective of its employees
Dragounová, Veronika ; Wohlmuth Markupová, Jana (advisor) ; Krátká, Lenka (referee)
The subject of this thesis is the research of the cinema Svět in Kladno, primarily in the timeframe 1960-1990 with the main part of the thesis focusing on the experience of everyday life in the movie theatre from the perspective of its former employees. The research was conducted through the method of oral history, and the results provide insight into everyday life in the environment of the cinema in the second half of the last century. The thesis concludes with a reflection on the significance of this life stage for the interviewed narrators. Keywords: cinema, Kladno, movie, cinema staff, oral history
Going West: Czech Immigration to California (1960-1970)
West, Anna ; Wohlmuth Markupová, Jana (advisor) ; Krátká, Lenka (referee)
The construction of human identity involves various aspects of self-definition, often involving an interplay between ethnic, national, and personal identities. In the case of emigrants, their self-concepts about their identities can undergo a profound transformation when they leave their home country. This oral history research project studies the experiences of emigration, arrival, integration, and identity among Czech immigrants in California who emigrated from Czechoslovakia in the 1960s. While contemporary research has centered primarily on Czechs in New York, Illinois, Nebraska, and Texas, where large Czech communities have historically existed, this study intends to fill a gap in our knowledge about Czechs who settled in California, of which less is known. Through oral history interviews with five narrators, this study examines their decisions to emigrate; their experiences of arrival and integration in California; their participation in the Czech community in California; and their perspectives on their identities before and after the fall of communism in Czechoslovakia in 1989. The presence of transnational identities and behaviors was found among the narrators, whereby they existed in social worlds that spanned their home country, Czechoslovakia (and the Czech Republic after 1993), and...
The beginning of the end of shoe production in Zlín The transformation of the shoe manufacturer SVIT Gottwaldov in the period 1989-1991
Grác, David ; Krátká, Lenka (advisor) ; Wohlmuth Markupová, Jana (referee)
In my diploma thesis, I examine the contemporary history of the transformation of the socialist economy after November 1989, applying the oral-historical method. As an example of such a transformation, I am using the traditional shoe producer Svit Gottwaldov. The thesis focuses on a specific time frame that began with the Velvet Revolution in 1989 and ended on 26. 11. 1991, when the state enterprise Svit - the former direct successor of the Bata company - halted production, put one-quarter of its employees on forced leave, fell into secondary insolvency, terminated the negotiations on the entry of the Bata company, and essentially collapsed. In the first part of the work, the methodology on which the text is based is laid out. The basis is oral history interviews, which are supplemented by archival sources. The second, empirical part, describes the events of that time in the form of a story. The plot of our story begins with a description of the state of affairs before November 1989, the subsequent revolutionary events, the return of Tomáš Bata junior, his negotiations to take over Svit. The story ends with the management's not very successful attempt at transformation and privatization.
Displacement of the German population from the Chřibská valley. The course, consequences and reflection in contemporary sources and the stories of witnesses.
Zdražilová, Hana ; Hlaváček, Jiří (advisor) ; Wohlmuth Markupová, Jana (referee)
The aim of this thesis is to map the course of the displacement of the German population from the Chřibská valley after the World War II. and its consequences for the development of the area's significance. The thesis is based on the study of archival sources, contemporary press, available scientific and regional literature and interviews with witnesses using the Oral History method. The interviews were conducted with those who were forcibly evicted or who could or had to stay, and those from among the new settlers. The aim of the work was also to get a general overview of the recorded testimonies from the region and the existing links between the current and displaced populations. The contribution of the project would be a micro-historical probe into the development of life in one valley against the backdrop of historical events, and to capture the experiences and stories of the memorialists for posterity. Keywords: displacement; marches; transports; settlement; demolition; micro-history

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