Sociology

http://sociology.konopasek.net
zdenek@konopasek.net
Zdeněk Konopásek, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology

As academic sociologist, I am interested in ambiguous and complex relationships between science, technology and politics. I have also written about communist power and auto/biographies (both as sociological data and as subject of study). Years ago, I was involved in a study of social policy and of welfare state institutions. I do not work with questionnaires and statistical data; rather, I rely on so called qualitative data – documents, personal accounts, life narratives, observations, etc. Too “big” and abstract sociological questions seem suspicious to me. I prefer detailed investigations of particular cases, controversies or situations, approached from multiple participants’ perspectives (this is not subjectivism, but rather a kind of meticulous realism).

Besides sociology, I enjoy doing and listening music. And, occasionally, I mention some other activities on this web site. All this mixed together can be viewed in a synoptic view or separately in particular thematic sections. These can be accessed by the menu in the top or directly:

Everything together: http://zdenek.konopasek.net
Music: http://music.konopasek.net
Miscellaneous:: http://misc.konopasek.net

Coming events

25. 9. 2021 -

Zdeněk KONOPÁSEK, Jan KONVALINKA, Václav BĚLOHRADSKÝ a Tereza STOCKELOVÁ: Does apolitical science exist? - discussion

Discussion of Salon at the Book World Prague 2021, September 25, 3pm

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Latest publications

KONOPÁSEK, Z. (in press): Religion in action: How Marian apparitions may become true. HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory

Scientific paper

ŘÍHA, C. / KONOPÁSEK, Z. / PRACH, J. / OBERMAJER, J. (2021): Jak stavět v CHKO: Od předpisu k praxi [Construction activities in Protected Landscape Areas: From legislation to practice]. Ochrana přírody, 76 (4): 41-45. Available at (in Czech): https://www.casopis.ochranaprirody.cz/pravo-v-ochrane-prirody/jak-stavet-v-chko-od-predpisu-k-praxi/

Article

KONOPÁSEK, Z. (2021): Ať spolu vědci dál nesouhlasí - rozhovor se Štěpánem Kučerou [Let us not ask the scientists to speak in a single voice - an interview with Štěpán Kučera]. Právo, Salon, 28. 1. 2021. Available at Novinky.cz

newspaper article
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