Czech sociology has been through enormous development since 1989, when it was freed from the constraints of ideology, and it is now gradually returning to the international stage. Persecuted and exiled scholars were able to rejoin the academic community, a new generation of researchers has emerged, and new research institutions have been established. However, further qualitative development and wider social applicability of sociological findings are prevented by the insufficient "self-knowledge" and knowledge of the history of Czech sociology, its fragmentation and little public awareness, leading at times to overly academic and/or the duplication of studies. This project aims to present the full picture of contemporary Czech sociology and related social sciences to the academic and lay public, to elaborate a modern history of Czech sociology in an international and interdisciplinary context (and with special attention devoted to sociologists working in exile in 1948-1989), and to prepare a reference edition of the most important, but today hard to find, sociological journals, which will serve as a source of historical and comparative material for contemporary researchers. The outcome of the project will be a CD-ROM, two dictionary publications, and two monographs.
Publikace vydané v rámci projektu (celkem 19, zobrazeno 11 - 19)
The article analyse the life and academic contribution of one of the most prominent interwar Czech sociologists, Jan Mertl (1904-1978), and his fates during and after the WWII influenced by his collaboration with Nazism.
The article analyse the development of cremation movement in the Czech lands in connection with sociology of cremation and cremation insurance provided by the Crematorium Association and its followers.
The e-book (CD-ROM) is a critical edition of sources. It presents a full-text edition of influential Czech sociological journals from the past (Parlament, Sociální problémy, Sociologická revue, and Sociologický obzor), as well as an introductory study by Zdeněk R. Nešpor of the full range of sociological and related journals published in the history of Czech sociology.
The article analyses the life story and works of a significant Czech sociologist, Jaroslav Šíma (1914–1955), as a case study in the context of the evolution of Czech sociology in the 20th century and relations between sociology and political power.
The article presents and analyses prosopographical data on the elite of contemporary Czech sociological academia.
The book provides the first comprehensive academic history of Czech sociology from its beginnings in the 19th century to the present. It is based on extensive archive and source research conducted over a number of years as part of a research project entitled the History and Present of Czech Sociology.
Kniha, jež vznikla v rámci projektu „Dějiny a současnost české sociologie“, zkoumá vliv sociologie na jiné vědní obory (případně vliv oboustranný), a to specificky v Českých zemích, resp. Československu a České republice. Zabývá se doposud nepříliš prozkoumanou problematikou vlivu sociologie (a to primárně sociologie české) na vybrané vědní obory v českém prostředí, její intervence a vstupování do nich: konkrétně do uměnovědných oborů, etologie a archeologie.
The article describes and analyses the first two sociological studies on the poor in Prague, which took place in the 1920s and 1930s. The first study was initiated by Alice Masaryk in the American tradition of “social surveys”, and the second was undertaken by Otakar Machotka, a member of the Prague sociological school, using more modern means.