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Transmisogyny and sexism in public space
Prokešová, Linda ; Sokolová, Věra (advisor) ; Kolářová, Kateřina (referee)
This thesis focuses on the interpretation of trans people's experience in heteronormative public space. The empirical part was realized through semi-strucuted interviews. This part examines communicative partners' actual experience with displays of physical and verbal abuse, their perception of sexism, sexistic advertising and the current beauty ideal, together with their personal feelings of safety or anxiety in the public space. The theoretical part defines basic terms and concepts on which the work is based. I deal with the question of heteronormativity and its impact on negotiation of non-heterosexual identities in a given space. I work with the concept of sexuality as a regulatory and supervisory mechanism of the society. Further on, I explain the conceptualization of transsexuality in the Czech medical and socio-legal discourse and introduce the limits posed by medicinal conception of transsexuality from the gender perspective.
Social Aspects of Hormonal Birth Control in the Lives of Women of Reproductive Age
Grünbergová, Lenka ; Sokolová, Věra (advisor) ; Kobová, Ĺubica (referee)
The diploma thesis is focused on the social aspects of women's oral hormonal contraception in the lives of two generations of women - daughters and their mothers. The theoretical part introduces the fundamental concepts of contraception research based on gender perspective. It also highlights the important historical milestones related to so-called birth control pill. Furthermore, the development of the contraceptive behavior of the Czech population since the 50s of the 20th century is analyzed. The empirical part of this thesis includes the description of methodology and the analysis of semi-structured interviews with ten women - mothers who were born in the 1960s and their daughters born around the turn of the 80s and 90s. The aim of the analysis is to discover how a generally accepted theory about contraception as the emancipation mechanism that helps women to control their own body and decide about their own reproduction is expressed in the lives of interviewed women. I ask the reason why, when and under what conditions these women decided to use birth control pills and the role of other circumstances in their decision-making. Moreover, I focus on the way how the birth control pills affect the relationship to own body and self-esteem of my respondents. And also, how birth control pills affect...
Negotiation strategies everyday life of women without permanent home
Macounová, Aneta ; Kolářová, Kateřina (advisor) ; Sokolová, Věra (referee)
The research for this thesis deals with the theme of homelessness for women. It contemplates the negotiation strategy of everyday life for women without a permanent home, capabilities and experience through the eyes themselves's protagonists. This topic provides a wide range of questions about aspects of homelessness for women. In the first part, homelessness of women is seen by the public discourse, which offers a view of both general and professional public on this issue. Here are defined important terms that relate to the phenomenon of homelessness. The topic of homelessness of women in this work is considered more particularly with regard to gender, which represents the analytical category, especially in the context of media discourse and the discourse of national documents and reports. The research work was based on analysis of interviews with seven habitants of two different shelters. There are various strategies developed by communication partners (women without a permanent home) and used in order to ensure daily needs in difficult social situations, specifically in shelters. The result of the research is an insight into the problems of homelessness of women through the lens of gender, specifically look at the strategies and ways of negotiating the everyday life of women without a permanent home.
Perception of male and female body in the czech medical literature of the second half of 19th and early 20th century
Najmanová, Veronika ; Sokolová, Věra (advisor) ; Storchová, Lucie (referee)
This thesis deals with the way in which the human body was discussed from different points of view in a particular type of medical literature (so called "Family Doctor Books) in the second half of the 19th and early 20th century. The work is based on a premise that body is not only neutral biological foundation made in nature but perception of body and physicality is influenced by society. That's why certain social changes may reflect changes in perception of human body, especially its conceptualization as a female and male body. Since just around sixties of the 19th century both emancipatory activities of Czech women, their rights extension and generally transformation of gender relations in society started to develop. This work examines whether these social changes reflected in the manner in which it was human, and thus male and female, body reported on in a particular medical literature. This work also explores what such conceptions of human body say about gender changes in society.
Contemporary Czech Sexology and Homosexuality
Mašková, Johana ; Sokolová, Věra (advisor) ; Kolářová, Kateřina (referee)
7 ABSTRACT This thesis focuses on a textual analysis of articles in the field of sexology, which were published in the Czech Republic after 1989. It will examine through both quantitative and qualitative methods, how authors of sexological articles defined the term homosexuality and worked with it, as well as explore their varying approaches to the topic depending on context. The thesis will ask whether the sexological discourse about homosexuality has changed after the fall of the communist regime, and if it has, in what ways. Keywords: AIDS/HIV, biologization, coming out, discourse, essentialization, gay, gender, heteronormativity, homosexuality, lesbian, medicalization, registered partnership, sexualization, sexology, stereotype, stigmatization, taboo, victimization
(Non-)Docile Bodies. The Pole Dance and Fitness Phenomenon Through a Gender Lens
Hradecká, Lucie ; Sokolová, Věra (advisor) ; Jiroutová Kynčlová, Tereza (referee)
Pole dance and fitness is often associated with prostitution and pornography result of which is the fact that it is, as an inappropriate form and sexually explicit stylization of body movements, denied its artistic and sports value. Despite the stigma, which this discipline entails, there was its dynamic development, if not mainstreamization, in the last decade. Recent researches interpret this form of movement/dance as a feminine or feminizing practice. The presented thesis, however, takes issue with their conclusions and attempts to the contrary, to draw attention to the possibility of subversive rearticulation of normative prescriptions of gender relations that are emerging in the context of this phenomenon. The thesis is theoretically grounded in poststructuralist feminist theories that are defined against the essentialist conceptions of gender. All the data were collected using a participant observation method and six in-depth, semi-structured interviews with (co-)owners of the studios specialized in teaching of pole dance/fitness. All my respondents participated in the establishment and institutionalization of the discipline in the Czech Republic and they perceive pole dance/fitness as one of the most important factors of their lives to which they dedicate themselves intensively for a long...
Fatherhood, how was presented in Vlasta magazine in years 1891-89
Kolářská, Pavla ; Sokolová, Věra (advisor) ; Kiczková, Zuzana (referee)
Fatherhood and motherhood are mutually interconnected in a society. There are specific social norms determining what should be the content of fathers' and mothers' role in society. I have chosen the less studied role from this dyad - namely the fathers' role.I have decided to study this role in a historical context of Czechoslovakia during the eighties. This period was characterized by a totalitarian regime. I think that this fact makes my study even more interesting , because totalitarian power interfered with ordinary citizens' life considerably. I found inspiration for my work in the baccalaureate thesis of Linda Božovská, who studied the fathers' role in the magazine Vlasta for the period of 1976-80. I continue by studying fathers' role as reflected in the Vlasta magazine for the period 1981-89. First I will introduce my study by characterizing the socio-historical context of communist Czechoslovakia , which is supposedly crucial for this study. After that I will concentrate on gender in this specific period. Fatherhood in the totalitarian regime will follow as well as the introduction of the Vlasta magazine. In an empirical part I will apply the method of content analysis. The source of my data will be articles in the Vlasta magazine from the period of 1981-1989 which are concerned with the role of...

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