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In No One's Land: Ethnography of a Closed Landfill in Velká Chuchle
Herda Wallo, Anna ; Zandlová, Markéta (advisor) ; Sosna, Daniel (referee)
This thesis is an ethnography of a closed landfill of municipal waste in Prague, Velká Chuchle. It is a local and concrete ethnographic probe into the complicated relationship between people and waste in general. The focal point of the research are the manifold and intricate relationships between the closed landfill, which has been undergoing revitalization for a long time, and the actors, i.e. mainly people and institutions, who have lived in its immediate proximity. Theoretically and methodologically, the work is anchored in reflexive ethnographic approaches represented primarily by works of Paul Rabinow and Pierre Bourdieu, which emphasize the dependence of the object of research on its relationship to the researcher. Therefore, in the first chapter, the thesis builds the theoretical foreground of the research, while reflecting on the limitations of the researcher's position and the course of the research itself. Next, the thesis foreshadows a blueprint of the landscape and history of the landfill, identifying the wide range of actors who have contributed to its formation or who have interacted extensively with the landfill. The following chapters are devoted to the interpretation of the diverse and often disparate perspectives of human actors on the landfill, based on qualitative research...
On physical and symbolic space: The case study of the House of Trade Unions Istropolis in Bratislava
Hanulová, Lenka ; Lehečka, Michal (advisor) ; Zandlová, Markéta (referee)
English title: About physical and symbolic space: The case of the Istropolis Trade Union House in Bratislava Abstract: If the space of the city is socially produced, it can be argued that at a symbolic level it represents the social environment in a given territory and at a given time (Lefebvre, 1991). In this respect, it should therefore be true that if society's views, dominant narratives or discourse change, the physical form of the city also changes and vice versa. Is this the reason why Bratislava's Istropolis had to be demolished? This thesis examines the accuracy of these assumptions in the case of socialist modernism in the architecture of the post-communist region, specifically using the example of the Istropolis building in Bratislava. Although socialist modernist buildings are architecturally valuable, they are often considered ugly or even demolished as undesirable. What are the dynamics that lead to such discourse and action? Are such buildings really "ugly" and undesirable? If so, why? What role does ideology play in this perception?
Life After the Bin: Used clothing between gift, commodity, raw material and waste
Sedláčková, Markéta ; Abu Ghosh, Yasar (advisor) ; Zandlová, Markéta (referee)
This thesis explores different lives of used clothing donated into charity clothing bins. Multi-sited ethnographic research makes visible the diverse lives of the collected material that vary substantially depending on the type of organization and the scale of their work, ranging from small non-profit organizations to large-scale recycling companies. The key practice is sorting which separates heterogeneous materiality into specific categories and transforms discards into gifts, commodities, materials for recycling or waste. However, these categories are far from being fixed or clear-cut, rather the value of the collected postconsumer material is continually being negotiated and is shifting dependent on the context. Key words: second hand clothing, waste, materiality, bin, recycling, value, sorting, gift, commodity
"Insect Queen in unusual delicacies realm": Culinary tourism, food festivals and private tasting events in the context of sociocultural anthropology
Matušínská, Radka ; Slavková, Markéta (advisor) ; Zandlová, Markéta (referee)
The goal of this thesis is to discuss how unusual delicacies are conceptualized in the perspective of sociocultural anthropology - specifically, in the context of anthropology of food. Unusual delicacies are to be understood as non-traditional, unique, but at the same time, shocking or perceived as "bizarre" meals. The complex description of the individual's experience during the consumption of unusual delicacies will help to analyze what is the overall perception of the experience, its pervasion into self-presentation, as well as what are the main motivations for it. Further, it is discussed what role the unusual delicacies play in the context of exploring foreign countries and whether they possess any cultural and symbolic meaning.
Cultural and economic influence from the Czech Republic operating in the Romanian Banat
Blahota, Kryštof ; Zandlová, Markéta (advisor) ; Abu Ghosh, Yasar (referee)
This thesis addresses the cultural and economic influence that the Czech Republic has on the Czech village Eibenthal, located in the Romanian Banat region. My research focuses on the economic activities and strategies in Eibenthal and looks at who participates and who create them. At the same time, my research is concerned with how the economic processes in question transform the whole village and it's inhabitants and how the regional population approaches the processes and the main economic actors that create this impact. I look at the terrain of the thesis through the key concept of post-socialism, shaped by the continuous process of transformation of institutions and practices that gradually evolve from the "valley" of socialism (Hann 2002). The thesis focuses primarily on the compatriots and the village as such - how it is transformed and what connections occur in relation to the major economic actors in thearea, Kluci z Banátu, who approach the village and all their projects as "an Eibenthal project". This not only transforms life in the village, but also affects traditional regional practices. Key words: economic influence, transformations, post-socialism, Eibenthal, Kluci z Banatu
Everyday Life Changes Amongst Erasmus Students in Durham, England, During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Jindráková, Karolína ; Slavková, Markéta (advisor) ; Zandlová, Markéta (referee)
This thesis explores the transformations in the everyday lives of Erasmus students during their study placement in Durham in the academic year 2021/2022. The aim of the thesis is to explore whether and to what extent the Erasmus students' departure and everyday lives were affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, how and through what strategies they coped with the changing conditions and anti-coronavirus measures in the UK, and what other risks they experienced during their stay. The theoretical part firstly focuses on everyday life, then on migration, its types and migrant students, and finally on international education, also its types and where Erasmus mobility fits into international education. The thesis is based on ethnographic research, especially participant observation, semi-structured interviews, and auto-ethnography. The interpretation of the data thus suggests that Erasmus students were in a way affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, particularly during their arrival in the UK. Their actual stay was not so much affected, as there was first an acceptance of the measures and then a loosening of the antiviral measures. In addition to Covid-19, their stay was also significantly affected by gender- based violence. Key words Erasmus, Migration, Mobility, International Education, Covid-19, Erasmus...

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