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Bartoš, Roman ; Rudiš, Martin (referee) ; Mléčka, Jan (advisor)
For millennia people modified and adjusted their surroundings in an endless hunt for comfort, safety and survival. Humanity grew, evolved, matured and died together. The environment directly reflected the efforts made by its community. Families lived under one roof together, right next to the village common. Humans knew to respect the nature and coexisted with it. This changed drastically over the last couple centuries. After several technological breakthroughs and a few wars the technological evolution accelerated right out of control. The need for a neighborhood begun to fade. Sunday markets were replaced by supermarkets, eye-to-eye talks became scarce as we glued ourselves to various screens. Low fences were replaced by tall concrete walls, we built a system of selfish private bubbles. NEIGHBOR+HOOD attempts to find a compromise between both extremes. It is understanding and balance among the spaces for ME and the spaces for US. It is a place for neighbors, a tight-knit community of friends under one tree, sitting at a common table. It is a natural, comfortable, peaceful, safe and humane environment in the suburbs. The design offers to the fictional inhabitants of Udánky hill an opportunity to identify with their home and its surroundings. All that and more in total symbiosis with surrounding nature. NEIGHBOR+HOOD is human, self-sustaining, ecological housing estate. It is the home of neighborhood.
Cycling Mechanism/Linguistic Fluidity
Dlabaja, Martin ; Lungová, Barbora (referee) ; Sterec, Pavel (advisor)
The main purpose of this work is to show relative scales of temperature changes during holocene and pleistocene [1.] using evaluated combined data sets from Greenland Ice Core Project and Vostok Ice Core project [2.]. Projects are researching values of CO2 in atmosphere using deep drills into sedimentary ice sheet layers corresponding in its maximum depth (approx. 3 km) to 800 kyr BP [3.] Values of CO2 correlates with temperature [4.]. Then we can lay out different cultural peak events on weather background and analyze the influence of temperature changes on rise and fall of empires, (Mesopotamia, Egypt, Shang, Indus, Rome) or study dramatic extinction events (Younger Dryas), watch the very beginning of culture in Fertile Crescent to witch trials in european “dark ages” in very close and evident correlation to weather change. Second goal is introduction to perceiving deep time as such.Third would be to raise questions and discussion about our own supposedly rigid timeline given to us by archeology by purposefully picked events such as meltwater pulses in Younger Dryas. (Lost cultures in Younger Dryas? Boloid impacts? Immediate emergence of writing systems without any proto evidence?) Of course a point of this work I didn’t mention is to present scientific data in aesthetically pleasing and effective way. These researches can be really “mind-blowing” if presented thoughtfully, (here in a way that is both attractive and shows scales and impact on our present day in a context of a global warming), but stays hidden from common knowledge due to for some “sterile” presentation in data sheets, which can be hard to read and make sense out of for people missing context.
Coolness and subcultural capital in the contemporary Prague alternative techno scene
Caha, Vilém ; Císař, Ondřej (advisor) ; Němcová, Lucie (referee)
The subject of this thesis is a qualitative sociological study that examines the contemporary Prague alternative club and rave scene as a subculture. The aim of the study is to find out how members of the subculture perceive and reflect on their subcultural identity. The theoretical part discusses several theoretical concepts related to this topic. The process by which nine informants were recruited and their interviews used as the primary source of data is described in the methodology chapter. Data for the research was collected using qualitative methods, i.e. semi-structured interviews, which were then analysed using open coding. The results suggest that several aspects influence the subcultural identity of techies - engagement in the scene and sharing of ideology are the main ones. The study could contribute to a deeper understanding of the contemporary Prague alternative techno scene and how its members shape their subcultural identity.
Political Power in Political Sociology
Hlavička, Petr ; Dvořák, Tomáš (advisor) ; Císař, Ondřej (referee)
Master thesis Author: Bc. Petr Hlavička Field of study: Sociology Thesis supervisor: Mgr. Tomáš Dvořák, PhD. Year of submission: 2023 Abstrakct: English Abstract: In this thesis, I examine political power in political sociology. The aims of this thesis are to identify the direction in which contemporary research on power is moving and to produce a synthesis of the knowledge that emerges from the study of power. To do this, I use an understanding of power through the lens of political sociology, which studies the manifestations of power in society and how power and society interact. In order to achieve the goals of this thesis, I first summarize all of the starting points that have emerged historically in the study of power. I then explored the perspectives of contemporary authors using qualitative methods, specifically semi-systematic sampling, which allowed me to select the sample for the study, and thematic analysis. I described what starting points contemporary authors use in their research, how they view historical starting points, and what new starting points are emerging in the study of power. The thesis then also forms a chronological overview of where the study of power has gone.
Structuralism for the 21st Century
Nohejl, Jakub ; Jakšík, Petr (referee) ; Rozwalka, Szymon (advisor)
Diplomová práce analyzuje myšlenky holandského strukturalismu 60. a 70. let minulého století, a důvody jeho rychlého konce. Prostřednictvím analýzy historického vývoje, odkrývá okolnosti jeho vzniku v humanitních vědách a následné aplikace v architektonickém prostředí. Zhodnocením současné společenské situace a ukázkou projektů navazující na původní myšlenky strukturalismu diplomová práce nalézá argumenty podporující možnosti jeho dalšího využití. Finální návrh v sobě odráží snahu o vytvoření otevřeného architektonického systému, který dokáže reagovat na neustále se vyvíjející potřeby uživatelů a současně podporovat dialog jednotlivců tvořící jeden předem nedefinovaný celek. Obraz výsledného architektonického díla umožňuje větší svobodu uživatelů a jejich vlivu na finální podobu prostředí. Narozdíl od běžné architektury zde nejsou žádné snahy o sjednocení nebo dominanci, ale o podporu diverzity, včetně protikladů a konfliktů, vytvářející množství unikátních a předem nedefinovaných situací.
Differences in lifestyle changes for men and women at the age between 40 and 50.
KOZA, Zdeněk
The bachelor thesis is focused on the topic Difference in lifestyle change in men and women aged 40-50 years. The theoretical part defines the basic concepts typical for this issue focusing on history, development and newer trends, not just an active lifestyle. Further on the issue of eating disorders, such as bigorexia, bulimia, orthorexia. The practical part is focused on the input data of the examined subjects. Interviews, menus, training procedures, lifestyle change associated with a change in values and self-perception (see bigorexia). Determination of anthropometric parameters. Fitness testing.
Aristology - Food as a Cultural Phenomenon
TOMANOVÁ, Kateřina
The diploma thesis focuses on the fundamental moments in the development of food, especially on the interpretation of significant differences in the understanding of food, both throughout our history and at present. The work tries to approach that food from a one historical moment is not only a neccesary part of human life, but it serves as a means of a certain cultural and social act and interferes with the social conditions of each person. In specific chapters, which are arranged according to the gradual emergence of period, the importance of food in society is described, as well as the expansion of gastronomy, as a science of cooking, but also the consumption of food or the development of dining and related tools. In the research of the postmodern period, the origin of which is limited to 1989 in the Czech context because of socialism, the work approaches the issue of consumer culture and hyperconsumer society. It also looks at two somewhat different aspects, the first one from the perspective of sociology as a science of society, the second one from the perspective of anthropology as a science of human. In addition to the traditional research, the work is based on a reflection of socio-cultural theories, such as Claude Lévi Strauss, Norbert Elias, Pierre Bourdieu or Roland Barthes, who more or less touch on the concept of food in their scientific interpretations. Part of the work is also the introduction of a not very well-known scientific discipline - aristology, which deals with all the above-described views, as a general science of food, so this thesis may be called aristological work.
From fandom to subculture
KLECÁN, Martin
The work is focused on description and comparison of processes which form and change the subcultures and fandoms. The work is also trying to answer the question how accurate are current definitions of these terms - or more precisely - if there is a need of an update.
Bedřich Vašek and the "Christian Sociology" in the Context of the Development of the Church's Social Teaching in the First Half of the 20th Century. Implications for the 21st Century
M. Demartini, Lenka ; Ovečka, Libor (advisor) ; Štica, Petr (referee) ; Halama, Jindřich (referee)
The dissertation seeks an answer to the question of the content of the somewhat paradoxical phrase "Christian sociology", specifically the content of Christian sociology as conceived by the Moravian scholar of the first half of the 20th century Bedřich Vašek (1882-1959). At the same time, however, as a result of the insights brought by the research itself, the original thesis was supplemented by the question of the current state of this specific rejuvenating field. The idea of Christian sociology remained virtually dormant from the 1950s until the later 1970s. The revival of the field can be seen as an apparent response to both the methodological changes of the Second Vatican Council and the advent of postmodern society. The research has provided a wealth of stimuli for exploring the relationship between the historical phenomenon of Christian sociology and contemporary notions of the Christian or Catholic perspective in sociology and, more broadly, the relationship between the social doctrine of the Church, theology and sociology in international and domestic settings. Through a specifically chosen methodological approach, which combines the study of authentic papal documents from the first half of the 20th century, the study of archival materials related to the person of Bedřich Vašek, the...

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