The paper investigates the factory in the context of a multinational corporation. The historical-structural background for capturing the changes in the factory is both post-socialism and the conditions of neoliberalism. Drawing on conceptualizations from critical sociology, critical approaches to neoliberalism, and new working-class studies, the author focuses on how the structural transformation of socioeconomic conditions translates into the work in the factory and what implications this has for how workers and managers experience work and their own identities. Based on ethnographic research at the Baťa shoe factory, I identify a culture of precarious responsibility, which I characterize through four dimensions: management’s disengagement from responsibility, workers’ assumption of responsibility, the imposition of economization.
Protests of Fridays for Future Movement occupied squares and streets in cities all over the world in 2019. Thanks to their popularity they successfully got the topic of climate change to the attention of mass media, politics and the public.
This case study is focused on the process of making a movement´s narrative. It is based on qualitative content analysis of inscriptions and pictures on banners which were a part of demonstrations in Brno, Bratislava and Vienna. In the centre of analysis are the past, the present and the future as important motives of narrative. The main question of case study is how demonstrators interpret, reinterpret and make constructions of these time perspectives from their specific social position, and how this interpretation is becoming a part of the narrative of the movement. The second topic of the paper is focused on the influence of narrative about climate change to co-create generation identity.
The study analyses how the content of prayer books changes, depending on aspects such as the particular title and form of the book, as well as the gender of the target reader. The study works with the prayer book Rajská růže (“Paradise Rose”), looking at three different title variants (Ljbezně kwětaucý Ragská Růže, Duchownj Ragská Růže, Libokwětaucý Ragská Růže). The examined corpus includes both printed and handwritten prayer books. Besides the title and the form of the book (i.e. printed vs. handwritten), the gender of the intended reader is taken into consideration (i.e. books intended for men, women, both sexes or unspecified). Content analysis and comparison of different variants of the examined prayer book allows us to observe major alternations. Though the prayer book Rajská Růže may seem at first glance multiple editions of a single work, in reality, the content varies considerably in the specific versions of the book, largely determined by the form of the book and the particul
The presented study deals with the San Juan farmstead located near the town of La Unión in the south of Chile. Its owner was R. A. Philippi, who was among the first generation of the German colonists that had settled down in the southern territories of Chile. There were caretakers entrusted with the management of the farmstead affairs, Julius Böhlendorf, a husband of Philippi’s daughter Ella, had carried out this function since the 1870s. The Böhlendorfs dwelled in this estate for almost thirty years and handled its everyday operation. Thus, this study focuses on the period between the 1860s and the 1880s, the text is based on the thorough study and interpretation of archive records, particularly the diaries and letters of the members of the Philippi and Böhlendorf families (stored in the Museológica de la Universidad Austral de Chile archive in Valdivia). The main goal of the paper is to present the functioning of the farmstead and to show its structure and works performed there.