Issue No. 1, Vol 105 (2018)


The daily rhythm of the villager of Central Slovakia. Comparative study of the chronological ethnography of four families from the Sihla plain in 1967-2017.
The paper presents findings of a field research in return ethnography in a changing environment of village people. Rural lifestyle appears to be a viable alternative to the urban and city way of living. Significantly romanticized ideas about the village life in Czechoslovak countryside have been reflected in stereotypes of friendly co-existence, self-sufficiency, natural time flow, daily interactions with nature, and harmony with the environment. The reality of everyday life was different 50 years ago and is also different today. A time gap of half of a century incites a discussion what time is objectively researchable in ethnographic terrain. Detailed records of an ethnographer over time, in a particular location, and related to a particular group of respondents, has a more sustained value of the illustrator and usable source of knowledge. Such was an ethnographic record of daily activities of a villager living in Sihlian Plain (Central Slovakia) of August 1967, and a return field research conducted fifty years later, in May 2017. The authors wish to demonstrate the changes in daily activities of model families while the records were obtained by their observation. At the same time, the authors point out those phenomena that remain long-lasting and stable.
Being a Chaplain in Czechia: Sources of Uncertainty and Finding Support
Being a chaplain in the Czech Republic is an uncertain role. The country has very low measures of religiosity and trust in churches. The chaplains who provide spiritual care in the army, hospitals, and prisons face several sources of uncertainty: they must negotiate their position within the institutional structure; gain the acceptance of their clients, and often work with only little support. In this article, the author focuses on strategies the Czech chaplains involve to overcome these uncertainties. The text suggests that the effective source of support might be the building of non-threatening relationships clients, maintaining working creativity, and strengthening the feeling of being called to chaplaincy by God.
“Our teacher taught us to make equal groups”: Social Inclusion in Elementary School
The purpose of this article is to analyze interethnic relationships in inclusive elementary schools in Czech Republic. Special attention is paid to the social distance dynamics in the inclusive classroom. The article sheds light on aspects of social inclusion in educational settings. The text illustrates that in the politics of belonging and inclusion there is a connection between the social position of Roma pupils and the teacher’s attitude. The article is based on qualitative, inductive, and ethnographic fieldwork. The central method of the fieldwork was observation.
Civil Resistence of Indian, Afrocolombian and Mestizo People in Colombia
This study is devoted to the phenomenon of civil resistance, which has become one of the most explored phenomena in the Colombian academic sphere. This article will analyze three cases of communities living in remote and state apparatus of overlooked areas of Colombia that have developed this form of defiance against the aging armed and structural conflict. Each of these three communities represents a different ethnic group of the population of the country (the Nasa Indians, the Afro-Columbian population of the Yurumanguí River and the Ariari River Community) and another type of peace initiative. The aim of this article is therefore to determine what type of civil resistance each of these communities represents and, in particular, to find common characteristics through which it would be possible to identify the common cause of why these initiatives originated and were successful in these communities.


10. Tagung zur Hinterglaskunst, 13.–14. 10. 2017, Bernried, BRD
Vernissage of Exhibition "HANS KUDLICH, OSVOBODITEL SEDLÁKŮ (25. 10. 1823–10. 11. 1917)
Mezinárodní sympozium Folklore Revival Movement of the Second Half of the 20th Century
21st CESH congress
report about the CESH congress
The 2nd Search for Native America


Barbora Půtová (ed.), Identity, Tradition and Revitalization of American Indian Cultures
Ladislav Špaček, Moderní etiketa pro každého. Etiketa