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Praha a svět - Prague and the World: Overcoming the Smallness - AAAV00003
Anglický název: Prague and the World: Overcoming the Smallness
Zajišťuje: Ústav anglického jazyka a didaktiky (21-UAJD)
Fakulta: Filozofická fakulta
Platnost: od 2010
Semestr: letní
Body: 0
E-Kredity: 6
Způsob provedení zkoušky: letní s.:
Rozsah, examinace: letní s.:0/2 Z [hodiny/týden]
Počet míst: neurčen / neurčen (neurčen)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
Stav předmětu: nevyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Úroveň:  
Garant: PhDr. Pavlína Šaldová, Ph.D.
Rozvrh   Nástěnka   
Anotace - angličtina
Poslední úprava: UAAMALAM (13.03.2009)
Centre of Global Studies. In Week 1, Marek Hrubec will give a short introduction to the course, and then each of them will
teach four weeks. Oleg Suša: Weeks 1, 4, 7 and 10. Marek Hrubec: Weeks 2, 5, 8 and 11. Milan Kreuzzieger: Weeks 3, 6,
9 and 12. Each of them will address four themes (1) introduction, (2) cultural issues, (3) social and economic issues, (4)
political issues.

The course will offer the Czech global studies perspectives on relations between Prague and the world, focusing on various
global aspects of culture, society, economics, politics, and law. It will explain that Prague, the Czech Republic, and Central
Europe are regions with specific roles in the global context. The course will show (1) the Czech interpretations on various
global issues, (2) the Czech issues in relations to the global ones.
Literatura - angličtina
Poslední úprava: UAAMALAM (13.03.2009)
Required reading

E. Said, Orientalism, in: C. Harrison, P. Wood (eds.), Art in Theory 1900-2000, Oxford 2003, pp. 1005-1009, pp. 1057-1059.

Koegler, Hans-Herbert, Recognition and Difference: The Power of Perspectives in Interpretive Dialogue. Social Identities. Vol. 11, No. 3, May (2005). Routledge, 247-269.

Recommended supplemental reading

E. Dussel, Beyond Europocentrism. The World-System and the Limits of Modernity, in: F. Jameson, M. Mioshi (eds.), The Culture of Globalization, London 1998, pp. 3-31.

Liu Kang, Is There an Alternative to (Capitalist) Globalization? The Debate about Modernity in China, in: F. Jameson, M. Mioshi (eds.), The Culture of Globalization, London 1998, pp. 164-188.

J. P. Arnason, Civilization in Dispute. Historical Questions and Traditions. Brill - Boston 2003, pp. 1-51, 195-322, 323-359.

J. Clifford, On Orientalism, in: J. Clifford, The Predicament of Culture, Cambridge 1988 (10th ed. 2002), pp. 255-276.

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Other reading (including video) will be recommended by Marek Hrubec, Oleg Suša and Milan Kreuzzieger in the course.

Sylabus - angličtina
Poslední úprava: UAAMALAM (13.03.2009)

Theme 1: Basic concepts, basic issues

Defining globalization or globalizations. Globalization can be analytically explained as the complex of social processes, which refer to different levels or dimensions of social activity, life production and reproduction, communication, interaction, relationships. Socio-cultural, socio-economic and socio-political dimensions. Time-space compression. Glocalization, different spaces and scopes.

Week 1
Marek Hrubec
Theme: Short introduction to the course

The course will offer the Czech global studies perspectives on relations between Prague and the world, focusing on various global aspects of culture, society, economics, politics, and law. The main themes of the course 'Prague and the World: Overcoming the Smallness'. Three course sub-themes: (1) Globalizations, Social Dimensions, and Change, (2) Globalizations, Culture, and Civilization, (3) Globalizations, Political Dimensions, and Intercultural Dialogue. The course requirements and the important information about the course.

Week 1
Oleg Suša
Theme: What is ?globalization"

Basic concepts of globalizations in the making. Time-space changes, different contexts, different globalizations: historical waves. In different times and geographical, political, economic and cultural-spiritual contexts, spaces and scopes created by human social actions, we can identify, define and assess the different and specific historical shapes, forms, practices and forces leading to waves of globalization or de-globalization.

The Czech continental condition situated in the center of Europe in different times and world-stages as relational condition of glocalization.

Reading

Therborn, G., Globalizations. Dimensions, historical waves, regional effects, normative governance. International Sociology, June 2000, vol. 15, 151-179.

Harvey, D. Time-space compression and the postmodern condition. Harvey,D. 1989, The Condition of Postmodernity, Oxford, Blackwell, 284-307.

Week 2
Marek Hrubec
Theme: Basic concepts of global studies and global cities

Basic concepts and basic issues of global studies. A concept and the reality of global cities. Prague as one of global cities. The East and the West, Prague as the East in the Soviet Block in the past, Prague as the West within the European Union today. A role of the Czech Republic and Central Europe in the global order.

Artificially imagined communities vs. authentic identity. Nationalism and regionalism vs. globalism and cosmopolitanism. The long 19th century (till 1918): the Czech emancipatory nationalism and patriotism in the 19th century, the creation of Czechoslovakia in the end of the World War II (1918), Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk. 20th century: the Czech identity and the European integration, regionalism and internationalism, global humanity and cosmopolitanism.

Required reading

Globalization Theories http://www.sociology.emory.edu/globalization/theories01.html

Kohák, Erazim (2008), The Edge of Modernity. In Kohák, Erazim, Heart and Horizon: Cultural Identity and Global Humanity in Czech Philosophy. Prague, Filosofia, pp. 51-70.

Recommended supplemental reading

Kohák, Erazim (2008), Reason and Romance of Nation Building. In Kohák, Erazim, Heart and Horizon: Cultural Identity and Global Humanity in Czech Philosophy. Prague, Filosofia, pp. 71-92.

Johann P. Arnason, (2007), Civilizational Analysis. In Ed. Robert Molton, Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS). Developed under the UNESCO, Eolss Publishers, Oxford.

Week 3
Milan Kreuzzieger
Theme: basic concepts of cultural and global studies

Transformations of the world order, basic paradigms and concepts (detteritorialization, glocalization, hybridization etc). An important question: Is global financial crisis only financial? I think that we should speak not only about financial and economic problems but also about social, political and cultural aspects of this global crisis that probably represents important civilizational historical change.

The parts of the film Roger and Me (dir. M. Moore) and discussion.

Required reading

J. Nederveen Pieterse, Globalization and Culture: Three Paradigms, in: J. Nederveen Pieterse, Globalization and Culture. Global Melánge. Lanham-Boulder-New York-Toronto-Oxford: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 2004, pp. 41-83.

Wallerstein, Culture as the Ideological Battleground of the Modern World-System, in: Mike Featherstone (ed.), Global Culture, 1990, pp. 31-55.

Recommended supplemental reading

B. Anderson, Imagined Communities. Reflections on the Origin and spread of Nationalism. Verso 2006, pp. 9-36, 37-46, 47-66.

J. Tomlinson, Deterritorialization: The Cultural Condition of Globalization, in: J. Tomlinson, Globalization and Culture, Cambridge 1999, (2004) s. 106-149.

D. Held, A. McGrew, D. Goldblatt, J. Perraton (eds.), Global Transformations. Politics, Economics and Culture. Oxford 2003, pp. 237-375.

Theme 2: Cultural aspects

Cultural exchanges and diffusions were always important for changing or preserving various practices of human groups, communities and societies. Cosmopolitanism, universalism, particularism, localism within the globalizations and de-globalizations processes.

Week 4
Oleg Suša
Theme: Socio-cultural dimensions and change

Central cultural exchanges were religious as well as artistic ideas and images about the world and human predicament, but in the same time also innovative technological and productive practices and technical means/weapons used for creative as well as destructive purposes in the world. Christianity and its role in the making of Bohemia, formation and legitimacy of the Czech premodern state. The interplay between autonomy, authenticity of cultural tradition - and the pressures, influences and adoptions. Czech Christian Reformation as the first Reformation in Europe: its contexts and consequences: Hussite upheaval, revolt, civil war between landlords, Church, urban middle-class. and war for self-defense of reform peoples against Catholic European crusades in the first half of the 15th century. The role of Czech Hussite warfare innovations in development of European technologies of war (new infantry, new equipment, moving tactical armored cars, new uses and constructions of guns) in the West as well as in the East (Ottoman empire and Eastern Europe including Russia).

Reading

Ritzer, G., The McDonaldization thesis: Is expansion inevitable? International Sociology, Vol 11, 1996, 291-308.

Castells, M. Materials for an exploratory theory of the network society. British Journal of Sociology, vol. 51, 1, 2000, 5-24.

Week 5
Marek Hrubec
Theme: Cultural aspects and intercultural dialogue

Cultural conflicts vs. cultural diversity and recognition of the other, cultural conditions of tolerant and respectful society and the world, relations and co-operation among various secular and religious communities in the global framework, multiple modernities, intercultural dialogue on limits of tolerance. Theology, culture, politics. Cultural or civilizational macroregions: USA, EU, Islamic world, Confucian world, Latin American identity, etc. Real and artificial conflicts among cultures and religions, a dialogue among various cultures, civilizational analyses, multiporal world and the UN. A role of the small nation in the world, international possibilities of the Czech Republic and their realization in 1968 and after the Velvet Revolution 1989.

Guest in the class (to be confirmed)

Ji?í Dienstbier, ex-minister of foreign affairs (a secretary of state) of the Czech Republic after the Velvet Revolution, ex-UN commissioner: a 20 minute talk and the discussion.

Required reading

Dussel, Enrique (2008), A New Age in the History of Philosophy: The World Dialogue between Philosophical Traditions. World Congress of Philosophy 2008.

Kohák, Erazim (2008), Crucible and the Inevitable. In Kohák, Erazim, Heart and Horizon: Cultural Identity and Global Humanity in Czech Philosophy. Prague, Filosofia, pp. 117-142.

Recommended supplemental reading

Samour, Hector (2008), Liberation and Interculturality. World Congress of Philosophy 2008.

Onuma, Y. (1999), Towars an Intercivilizational Approach to Human Rights. In: Bauer, J. R./Bell, D. A. (eds.), The East Asian Challenge for Human Rights. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, pp. 103-123.

?apek, Karel, biography, summaries of works and book excerpts. In the attachment.

Week 6
Milan Kreuzzieger
Theme: Cross-cultural turn and re-presentation of identities

The traditional culture is characterized by social homogenization, ethnic consolidation and intercultural delimitation. The era of global contacts could be characterized by the shift from homogenized and nationalized cultures to open, more flexible and interactive transnational forms. But some people see a danger of cultural unification. One of side effects of fast globalization could be recovery of nationalism and fundamentalism.

Required reading
W. Welsch, Transculturality: the Puzzling Form of Cultures Today, in: Featherstone, Mike and Scott Lash (eds), Spaces of Culture. City, Nation, World, Sage Publications, London 1999, pp. 194-213.

L. Cartwright, M. Sturken, Image and Power, in: Practices of Looking, Oxford University Press, 2001 /2nd edition 2008/, pp. 10-41, (315-345).

Recommended supplemental reading

S. Hall, Political Belonging in a World of Multiple Identities, in: S. Vertovec, R. Cohen Conceiving Cosmopolitanism, Oxford 2002, s. 25-31.

S. Hall, The Local and the Global: Globalization and Ethnicity, in: A. King (ed.), Globalization and the World-System, London 1990, pp. 19-39.

J. D. Herbert, Passing between Art History and Postcolonial Theory, in: M. Cheetham, K. Moxey. M. A. Holly (eds.), The Subjects of Art History, NY 1999, pp. 213-228.

Theme 3: Social and economic aspects

The globalizing role of economic exchanges, trade and market developments. The interplay between economic and social and political institutions. Inequality and social order. Social stratification system, distribution, redistribution and conflict. The capital and abstract, generalized media of exchange. Social-cultural-political institutions and historical-spatial types of capitalism.

Week 7
Oleg Suša
Socio-economic dimensions and change

Non-industrial, industrial and postindustrial societies. Global transnational capitalism, regimes of capital accumulation, uneven development and social inequalities. Technology, technological change, social organization, complex social consequences. Paradoxes: global competition under monopolization. Development crisis, global debt, resources crise, crises of capital accumulation, global social restratification, human rights, problems of global social justice and transnational tensions.

The Czechs in contours of industrial modernity: from silver mines to coal and uranium mines, heavy and other industries. Industrialization and urbanization in different constellations of domination and exploitation in the framework of different premodern and modern empires (from Austrian Habsburg to the Hitlerist ?Third Reich" to the Soviet Block). Population processes, density, labor ethics, literacy, education. Nation, ethnicity, collective identity construction and reconstruction. Tradition and reflexivity, (re)inventing tradition. Impact of two ?world wars" and the ghosts of ?the long Twentieth century". Czech society on the crossroad, again.

Reading

Went, R. Globalization, a new stage of capitalism, In Went, R.: The Enigma of Globalization, Routledge, London 2002,93-114.

Sassen, S. The places and spaces of the global, In Held, D.-McGrew, A. (eds). Globalization Theory, Cambridge, Polity 2007,79-105.

Week 8
Marek Hrubec
Theme: Global economic system and the crises

International and transnational economic system, international Monetary Fund, Word Bank, the Bank of South, WTO, G8, G20, global capitalism. The contemporary financial crises and its social consequences in the Czech Republic, Central Europe and the World. Social cohesion, social inequality, social conflicts, global poor, development, UNDP, knowledge society, Social Watch, eliminating poverty, especially in the Third World, international humanitarian and development aid and the role of the Czech Republic and Central Europe, market and regulation, private and collective ownership, competitiveness: the USA, the continental EU way, the Czech Way.

Guest in the class

Tomáš Toži?ka, Fair Trade, and the Czech Republic Against Poverty (NGO): a 20 minute talk and the discussion.

Required reading

Young, Iris Marion (2008), Responsibility and Global Justice: A Social Connection Model. In print.

Pogge, Thomas (2005), Recognized and Violated by International Law: The Human Rights of the Global Poor. Leiden Journal of International Law 18/4, pp. 717-745.

Recommended supplemental reading

Kohák, Erazim (2008), The unacceptable and the Inevitable. In Kohák, Erazim, Heart and Horizon: Cultural Identity and Global Humanity in Czech Philosophy. Prague, Filosofia, pp. 143-164.

Social Watch Report 2008. Montevideo, ITEM, in print.

Pick, Miloš (2009), When Credit Crunch Becomes Capitalism Crisis. In print.

Hochschild, Arlie (2005), Love and Gold. In: Ricciutelli, L., Miles, A., McFadden, M. (eds.), Feminist Politics, Activism and Vision: Local and Global Challenges. London & Toronto, Zed Books.

Week 9
Milan Kreuzzieger
Theme: The formation of new transnational institutions

In the last decade there has been a revival of interests in cosmopolitanism. We will focus on one of the new form of contemporary cosmopolitanism, as presented by German sociologist Ulrich Beck. He formulates a cosmopolitan sociology as a new appropriate discipline which takes us beyond the limitations of 'methodological nationalism' and beyond its exclusion of 'the otherness of the others'. We will compare historically different types of museum and introduce a cosmopolitan museum.

Excursion: National Gallery, Veletržní palác, The Collection of 20th Century Art.

Required reading

Beck, Ulrich, The Cosmopolitan Society and its Enemies. Theory, Culture and Society, Vol. 19(1-2), 2002, pp. 17-44.

Prösler, M., Museum and Globalization, in: Theorising Museum. Ed. Sharon Macdonald. Oxford: Blackwell, 1996.

Recommended supplemental reading

Kreuzzieger, M., The Cosmopolitan Museum (of Art), in: Crossing Cultures: Conflict, Migration and Convergence. Jaynie Anderson (ed.) 32nd Congress of CIHA (International Committee of the History of Art), 14. 1. - 19. 1. 2008, Melbourne (will be published in June 2009).

Featherstone, Mike, Cosmopolis. Theory, Culture and Society, Vol. 19 (1-2).

Breckenridge, C. A., Pollock, S., Bhabha, H. K., Chakrabarty, D. (eds.). Cosmopolitanism. Durham, London: Duke University Press, 2002.

Hooper-Greenhill, Eilean, Museums and the Interpretation of Visual Culture. London and New York: Routlege, 2000.

Theme 4: Political and legal aspects

Globalizations and social actors. International and transnational, interests, power, hegemony, strategies and values. Globalizations are about questions of power. Globalisations from above, globalisations from below. States, enterprises, social movements, civil society groups, media of information communication. Hierarchy, social stratification and power stratification. Domination, discourse, hegemony, leadership. Repression, oppression, pressure, manipulation, consent or contestation are institutionalized and organized. Justice, democracy, political representation, participation, legitimacy.

Week 10
Oleg Suša
Socio-political dimensions and change

Globalizations and the role of hegemony on one side and rival anarchy of inter-state international system on the other. Social communication, meaning and understanding of power and counter-power. Paradoxes of global problems with global risks, transnational governance (governance without government), and parochial nation-states.

Czechs and political emancipation: from stateless nation with state-law history and tradition in Habsburg empire to a buffer between Germany and Russia. Tradition reinvented: Czech identity and the idea of democracy, theory and practice.

Reading

Rosenau, J.N.: Governance and democracy in a globalizing world, In: Archibugi, D. - Held, D.-Kohler, M. (eds.): Political Community. Studies in Cosmopolitan Democracy. Cambridge, Polity 1998, 28-57.

Held, D. Culture and political community: national, global, and cosmopolitan. In Vertovec, S. - Cohen, R. Conceiving Cosmopolitanism, Oxford, Oxford U.P.2002,48-58.

Week 11
Marek Hrubec
Theme: Political and legal order and its critique

The Western and non-Western perspectives on human rights, justice and democracy, various cultural-political conceptions of the political arrangement in various macroregions of the world, geopolitics (USA, EU, Central Europe including the Czech Republic, emerging powers - BRICS, and others), United Nations. Nationalism, internationalism, transnationalism, multipolarism. Current ideologies: (neo)liberalism, (neo)conservatism, (the Third Way) social democracy, (neo)socialism, etc. The Charta 77 vs the communist regime in the 1970th and 1980th in Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union. Liberal democracy and capitalism. The contemporary financial crises and its political consequences, a polarization of the political sphere, extremism.

Guest in the class

Jaroslav Šabata, philosopher and political scientist, a dissident during the Communist regime: a 20 minute talk and the discussion.

Required reading

Fine, Robert (2007), Cosmopolitanism. Key Ideas. London, Routledge. Chapter 4: Cosmopolitanism and international law: from the 'law of peoples' to the 'constitutionalisation of international law'.

Rawls, John, The Law of Nations. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press. Chapter:

Recommended supplemental reading

Jaroslav Krej?í and Pavel Machonin (1996), Czechoslovakia 1918-92: A Laboratory for Social Change. Palgrave Macmillan.

Fine, Robert (2007), Cosmopolitanism. Key Ideas. London, Routledge. Preface: Twenty theses on cosmopolitan social theory.

Week 12
Milan Kreuzzieger
Theme: Western and alternative modernities

The Western cultural canon dominated for centuries over the ?rest". In a multipolar world are many cultural forms and differences but the world could not be seen from one perspective, others are becoming a part of "us". The important role of the West is to explore cultural variability and to recognize other cultures.

Required reading

E. Said, Orientalism, in: C. Harrison, P. Wood (eds.), Art in Theory 1900-2000, Oxford 2003, pp. 1005-1009, pp. 1057-1059.

Koegler, Hans-Herbert, Recognition and Difference: The Power of Perspectives in Interpretive Dialogue. Social Identities. Vol. 11, No. 3, May (2005). Routledge, 247-269.

Recommended supplemental reading

E. Dussel, Beyond Europocentrism. The World-System and the Limits of Modernity, in: F. Jameson, M. Mioshi (eds.), The Culture of Globalization, London 1998, pp. 3-31.

Liu Kang, Is There an Alternative to (Capitalist) Globalization? The Debate about Modernity in China, in: F. Jameson, M. Mioshi (eds.), The Culture of Globalization, London 1998, pp. 164-188.

J. P. Arnason, Civilization in Dispute. Historical Questions and Traditions. Brill - Boston 2003, pp. 1-51, 195-322, 323-359.

J. Clifford, On Orientalism, in: J. Clifford, The Predicament of Culture, Cambridge 1988 (10th ed. 2002), pp. 255-276.

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Other reading (including video) will be recommended by Marek Hrubec, Oleg Suša and Milan Kreuzzieger in the course.

 
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