Good knowledge of English
Interest in qualitative social research
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 15 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/15, only registered: 0/15, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/15
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course description: The lecture gives the students an overview over theories, methods and techniques of interpretation important for qualitative social research, particularly in cultural sociology. The first half deals with the fundamentals of interpretation, whereas the second half is devoted to different areas of research and specific methodological instruments.
Objectives: Upon successful completion of the course students should have a broad knowledge in methodology and methods of interpretation used in cultural sociology and related fields. Students should be able to deliver sociological interpretations of images and texts, including interviews and media discourses.
I What is Interpretation?
II On Methodology
V Structural Hermeneutics I
VI Structural Hermeneutics II
VII Reading Weak
VIII Artifacts and Practices
IX The Interpretation of Images
X Narrative and Interviews
XI Discourse Analysis I
XII Discourse Analysis II
XIII Final Exam
Iconic power : materiality and meaning in social life. Edited by Jeffrey C. Alexander - Dominik Bartmanski - Bernhard Giesen. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. 262 s. ISBN 9780230340053. info
SMITH, Philip and Alexander RILEY. Cultural theory : an introduction. 2nd ed. Oxford: Blackwell, 2009. 307 p. ISBN 9781405169073. info
ALEXANDER, Jeffrey C. The meanings of social life : a cultural sociology. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. 296 p. ISBN 9780195306408. info
EMMISON, Michael and Philip SMITH. Researching the visual : images, objects, contexts and interactions in social and cultural inquiry. 1st pub. London: SAGE Publications, 2000. xiii, 242. ISBN 0761958460. info
Written exam (100%): 90-100 = A, 80-89 = B, 70-79 = C, 60-69 = D, 50-59 = E, 0-49 = F
Additional points may be given for participation during lecture (for example for comments and questions)
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.