The subject of this sociological project is support for the social acceptance of the institutional mechanisms designed for the enforcement of the principle of egual opportunities for men and women in the public sphere. The project provides targeted user groups with access to research results, fosters public understanding and social confidence in topics of gender, and develops effective social intervention in gendered social practise. The project output will evaluate the impact of this intervention on taboo issues and on the process of enforcing a scientific line of reasoning in social discourses relating to important issues in the lives of Czech women and men, and will critically assess the real benefit in the transfer of gender-related findings, data and research studies. The research focus of this applied project corresponds to the necessity of strengthening the credibility and importance of science and research for addressing pressing and socially urgent issues in the contemporary world.
Publikace vydané v rámci projektu (celkem 80, zobrazeno 31 - 40)
The aim of this text is to reveal the position of the Czech government and government officials who were responsible for gender and equality issues during the preparation for the Czech Republic’s accession to the EU.
Private is political is not only a purely sociological issue on the theoretical and research level, but also an up to date policy on the European level. This issue of the Czech Sociological Review represents some of the growing variety of issues studied in the area of work/life balance.
In May 2006 I was working on a research project at Berkeley. There I met Arlie Hochschild, whose formal academic career as a professor of sociology at Berkely University for the past 35 years was about to end. I had the opportunity to visit one of her classes and discuss research methodology and ways of writing up results. We also spoke about the differences between American and Czech gender regimes.
The study focuses on the motivations for going into business, which proved to be significantly differentiated according to gender, with women citing the possibilities for combining work and family responsibilities as one of the main motivations for going into business.
The article deals with the phenomenon of the sexual harassment in the working place in the Czech Republic. From the theoretical perspective it views sexual harassment as one of effects of men’s symbolic power over women causing cultural misrecognition of women and at the same time as one of factors supporting economic inequality between men and women in western societies.
The article presents the findings of qualitative research of work conditions in the hypermarket chains in the Czech Republic. It reveals the negative forms of flexibility and different forms of abuse of the labour force, and it shows the gendered dimensions of those phenomena. On the example of cashiers it analyses the processus of emergence of the secondary labour market.
The article analyses the legal and political regulation of abortion from the perspective of Foucault´s theory of governmentality and biopower. Abortion regulation is presented an example of the way state power influences and disciplines the bodies of its subjects, how it regulates the population and shapes it according to the government needs.
Mothers as heads of one-parent families become very often the only breadwinners for their families, while still being the primary carers for their children. This leads to the worsening of the economical situation of their families. The results of my research presented in this article show further the barriers that women encounter while trying to provide for their families and the values that intervene in their work life choices.
The process of the individualization of the society has already been in progress for several centuries. One of its consequences is the increase of differences among individuals, the advocacy of the individual interests instead of the collective ones and mostly the growth of the space for free choices and decisions. The second side of the increasing freedom is the growth of the insecurity. However, this process is irreversible.