Publications, recordings and other outputs
An overview of what I have written and published (as sociologist) or recorded and released (as musician). Simply, all public "outputs" of my work. When technically feasible and legally possible, I will add full texts and, in respective parts of the musical section of this web, musical samples in mp3.
KONOPÁSEK, Z. (1996): Radikální reflexivita a biografický přístup [Radical reflexivity and biographical approach]. Etnologické rozpravy, 3 (1): 49-62::::
KONOPÁSEK, Z. (1996): Sociologie jako power play [Sociology as powerplay]. Sociológia, 28 (2): 99-125::::
The presented essay has been inspired by numerous writers who have one thing in common: they distrust of conceptual dualisms and incommen-surabilities that lie behind the modern social science thinking. That is why the dividing lines between knowledge and power, sociology and society, methods and ethnomethods, or truth and falsity are not approached here as part of the solution (as a resource of explanations) but as part of the problem (as things to be explained). It is argued that sociologists construct the authoritativeness of their knowledge in such a way that they arrange a power play, a plain superiority in numbers. They do so deftly and unnoticeably, yet unwittingly, under the guise of ascetic recluses distanced far away from ordinary life. The argument is illustrated by the case of "objective hermeneutic", a qualitative research strategy of German origin, used typically within so called biographical research. I claim that the case of objective hermeneutic (and the case of qualitative methodologies in general) is only particularly obvious and vivid demon-stration of what is much less obvious and visible elsewhere, throughout the field of social science.
KONOPÁSEK, Z. (1996): Rodinná politika (Slovníkové heslo) [Family policy (Dictionary entry]. In: Velký sociologický slovník [Big sociological dictionary]. Praha: Karolinum::::
KONOPÁSEK, Z. (1996): Biografická sociologie (slovníkové heslo) [Biographical sociology (Dictionary entry]. In: Velký sociologický slovník [Big sociological dictionary]. Praha: Karolinum::::
KONOPÁSEK, Z. (1996): Hadi, ptáci: ještě k relativismu, reflexivitě a dekonstrukci. Biograf Bulletin, (6): 11-13::::
Dr. Konopný Quartet is represented on this sampler of the Black Point label by the live recording, a single track, from the concert in the Belmondo Club, during Christmas 1992.
KONOPÁSEK, Z. (1995): Sociologovy hrátky s (ne)modernitou: “Omyly” a selhání Jana Kellera [A sociologist's playing with (non)modernity: "Mistakes" and failures of Jan Keller]. S-Obzor, 4 (4): 76-89::::
Recenze knihy: KELLER, J. (1995): Dvanáct omylů sociologie [Twelve mistakes of sociology]. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství
KONOPÁSEK, Z. (1995): Jejja Pekky "vyhnání z ráje autobiografické pravdy" [Jejja Pekka's banishment out of the paradise of the autobiographical truth]. Biograf Bulletin, (4): 41-46::::
Discussion of the article: ROOS, J. P. (1994): The true life revisited: Autobiography and referentiality after the "posts". Auto/Biography, 3 (1-2): 1-16
KONOPÁSEK, Z. (1995): Věda, reflexivita a text (Některým sociologům... II.) [Science, reflexivity and text (For some sociologists... II.)]. Biograf Bulletin, (3): 7-19::::
KONOPÁSEK, Z. (1995): Bezva finta, která by se nemusela vyplatit [A "good trick" that might not pay well]. Lidové noviny, April 5, 1995, 8 (81/VIII)::::