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Poučení ze zcela nekrizového vývoje české sociologie let 1989-2001

A Lesson from the Crisis-Free Evolution of Czech Sociology
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Petrusek, Miloslav

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Abstract The evolution of Czech sociology, from its outset up until the present time, has had four lasting features: a tendency to put too much emphasis on personal grudges, a deep interest in the serious problems of the time, an ability for forming well-grounded statements on contemporary issues, & a natural plurality of opinions. These features are evident still in contemporary Czech sociology. In the postcommunist period, Czech sociology managed to come to terms with some of the more shadowy aspects of its past (cooperation with the regime) without any personal conflicts & was able to relatively quickly fill in the information gap in relationship to Western sociology. Several alternative interpretations of the transformation processes were formulated, & some neglected subject areas were cultivated. Impulses stemming from globalization are accepted in a critical & relatively reasonable manner, but there is a tangible lack of study devoted to cultural processes & the influence of mass media on society. Czech sociology has thus come to terms with the trauma that accompanies every fundamental social change, & has done so in a rational & practical manner.
Classification General Sociology, Basic Research, General Concepts and History of Sociology, Sociological Theories
Free Keywords Czech Republic; Sociology; Postcommunist Societies; Globalization; East and West; Social Change; Mass Media Effects
Document language Other language
Publication Year 2002
Page/Pages p. 7-15
Journal Sociologický časopis / Czech Sociological Review, 38 (2002) 1-2
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications