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MOSER, I. / LAW, J. (1998): Přechody snadné, přechody nesnadné: o heterogenní ekonomii subjektivity [Good passages, bad passages: On heterogeneous economy of subjectivity]. Biograf, (15-16): 5-28 - translated by Zdeněk Konopásek

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This text explores the relation between subjectivities, materialities (including technological arrangements) and bodily competencies. Starting from the assumption that all material and bodily arrangements are specific, it considers some of those specifities, and the "passages" through which these specific arrangements are fitted together for a particular person, Liv, who is physically disabled. It explores the character of some Liv[a]s "passages" - some are "good", some "bad", some public, and some discrediting - and the ways in which they are shaped to produce personal and biographical continuity and relative autonomy for her - an autonomy and capacity discretionary decision making which she highly values. The paper thus uses some of the tools developed in the actor-network approach, but also in feminism, to interpret the material and corporeal relations involved in the formation of contemporary subjectivities.

MOSER, I. / LAW, J. (1999): Good passages, bad passages. In: J. Law, J. Hassard, editors: Actor network theory and after. Oxford: Blackwell & Sociological Review. Pp. 196-219

KONOPÁSEK, Z. (1997): Text a textualita v sociálních vědách: Třetí část - reflexivní impuls [Text and textuality in the social sciences: The reflexive moment]. Biograf, (9): 7-15

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KONOPÁSEK, Z. (1996): Text a textualita v sociálních vědách: Druhá část - metodologické motivace [Text and textuality in the social science: Part two - methodological considerations]. Biograf, (8): 9-23

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KONOPÁSEK, Z. (1996): Text a textualita v sociálních vědách: První část - teoretické motivace [Text and textuality in the social science: Part one - theoretical considerations]. Biograf, (7): 33-45

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KONOPÁSEK, Z. (1996): Sociologie jako power play [Sociology as powerplay]. Sociológia, 28 (2): 99-125

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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): Hadi, ptáci: ještě k relativismu, reflexivitě a dekonstrukci. Biograf Bulletin, (6): 11-13

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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

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Recenze knihy: KELLER, J. (1995): Dvanáct omylů sociologie [Twelve mistakes of sociology]. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství

KONOPÁSEK, Z. (1995): Věda, reflexivita a text (Některým sociologům... II.) [Science, reflexivity and text (For some sociologists... II.)]. Biograf Bulletin, (3): 7-19

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KONOPÁSEK, Z. (1995): Bída ekologického rozumu (aneb co by se mohla ekologie přiučit u sociologie) [The powerty of ecological reason (Or, what lessons might ecologists take from sociology]. Biograf Bulletin, (4): 10-19

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KONOPÁSEK, Z. (1993): Další tvář meta-sociologie, aneb k sociologickým konstrukcím reality [Another face of meta-sociology, or: towards sociological constructions of reality]. Sociológia, 25 (6): 615-621

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A review of ATKINSON, P. (1990): The ethnographic imagination: Textual constructions of reality. London: Routledge

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