doc. PhDr. Luďa Klusáková, CSc. / Mgr. Jaroslav Ira
General interest in European social history is expected. The course is based on active participation. The teachers will assist the students with the choice of their topic for the essay which is required as final written work. The course will use lecture, seminar discussion, workshop and field work format. Readings will be assigned for the course, and students will be expected to prepare for the class on the basis of the texts and reading questions.
“Europe of regions”, “European regional diversities” is very frequently used. Is it pertinent, or is it a cliché? The course aims to look at the issue of region from the perspective of history, geography and sociology. The term “region” is one of the most often used words in the present day public and academic discourse in Europe. It is used in the relation to nation states and in the context of European integration. However, region is not a new term, and regional agenda has a history of its own in most European countries. Region is also a concept very useful for historical analysis. To understand such European processes as building nation states, economic and political integration, tensions between cores and peripheries, resentments to various oppressions, requires orientation in history and cultural geography of Europe. To understand the discourse about regions, regionalism and regional history, appears to be of outmost importance. Stronger interest in Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe among students is expected, and we are prepared to respond to it. Course is based on dialogue, it is organised as a combination of lectures, seminar discussions, workshop style of work.
The grading will be based on attendance and participation in the discussions, midterm essay and final paper:
The midterm test (app. 30 minutes) will be written in the classroom in the sixth week of the program. The midterm test will test basic acquaintance with the issues discussed in the first five weeks.
The final paper (take away essay, 8 - 10 pages) will be handed over for evaluation in the last week of the program. Written texts may be delivered either in English, French, German or Czech, Slovak, Polish and Russian language.
BA students reflect on texts chosen from the suggested reading list. MA students are expected to explore the field more on their own, provided they have sufficient linguistic skills.
Academic Honesty Policy: Presenting work of another person as one’s own, using unauthorized assistance on exams, submitting the same paper in two classes is not tolerated and may lead to dismissal from the program
Class attendance is mandatory. The unexcused absences will be reflected in the final grade (half of the final grade progressively). Attendance means also participation in the work – reading the texts and participation in class discussions.
This course is offered by a department of the Faculty of Philosophy & Arts and thus is open also to Czech and European students.
(Program will be adjusted after the first meeting according to the structure and linguistic skills of the group)
Selection of chapters and articles on the CD-Rom, mandatory texts will be in English, optional texts may be also in French and German.
Frontiers, Regions and Identities in Europe, edited by Steven G. Ellis and Raingard Eßer with Jean-François Berdah and Miloš Řezník, Pisa 2009, 312 p.
Frontiers and Identities Cities in Regions and Nations, edited by Lud’a Klusáková and Laure Teulieres, Pisa 2008, 346 p.
Anssi Paasi, « Region and place: regional identity in question », Progress in Human Geography, vol. 28, 2003, n°4, pp. 475-485 (3B)
Anssi Paasi, “Bounded spaces in the mobile world: deconstructing “regional identity””, TESG: Journal of Economic and Social Geography, vol. 93, 2002, n° 2, pp. 137-148. (4B)
Fernand Braudel: The Identity of France, vol. I, first chapter
Celia Appelgate: “A Europe of Regions: Reflections on the Historiography of Sub-National Places in Modern Times”, AHR Forum.
Burke, Peter: Popular Culture in Early Modern Europe. Maurice Temple Smith Ltd, London, 1978. (3B)
Shmuel Eisenstadt: Multiple modernities (?)
Jim Hughes, Gwendolyn Sasse, Claire Gordon (London School of Economics): The Regional Deficit in Eastward Enlargement of the European Union: Top Down Policies and Bottom Up Reactions. (Working paper of the programme „One Europe or Several?“
Michal Illner, “Regional Development in the Czech Pepublic before and after the Accession. Some Speculative Scenarios”, Informationen zur Raumentwicklung, Helf 11/12, 2001, pp. 751-756
Michal Illner: The Terrain of Local Politics in the Czech Republic, Centre for Central and Eastern European Studies Working Paper No. 14, Rural Transition Series, The University of Liverpool 1993, ISSN 1464-7745
Michal Illner - Alois Andrle: The Regional Aspect of Post-Communist Transformation in the Czech Republic, Czech Sociological Review, II, (1/1994)
Szijártó Zsolt, 2002 Tourism and Regionalism in the Káli Basin. Experiences of a Research (translated from Hungarian by Vilmos Keszeg - Turizmus és regionalizmus a Káli-medencében. Egy kutatás tapasztalatai. Fejős Zoltán–Szijártó Zsolt (red.): Egy tér alakváltozásai. Esettanulmányok a Káli-medencéről. Néprajzi Múzeum. Budapest. pp. 7–21.) (9B)
Bausinger, Hermann: Folk Culture in a World of Technology, chpt 2, Spatial expansion, p. 32-60., Indiana 1990 (1st. Ed 1961 - Volkskultur in der technischen Welt.) (CD: 1A)
Christaller, Walter. Die zentralen Orte in Süddeutschland. Jena: Gustav Fischer, 1933. (Translated (in part), by Charlisle W. Baskin, as Central Places in Southern Germany. Prentice Hall 1966). Selection (2B)
Barna Gábor, Mental Limits – Doubled Worlds, ?Mentális határok – megduplázott világok. In: Balázs Géza et alii (red.): Folklorisztika 2000-ben. II. Budapest, ELTE. 689–701.Translated in English by Vilmos Keszeg) (3B)
Kaplan D. H., “Territorial Identities and Geographic Scale”, pp. 31-49 + Knight D. B., “Afterword: nested Identities – Nationalism, Territory, and Scale”, pp. 317-329, in Herb, G. H. and Kaplan, D. H. (1999): Nested identities: nationalism, territory, and scale, Lanham, Rowman & Littlefield.
Rogers Brubaker, „Beyond Identity“ or « Au-del? de l’identité », Actes de la recherche en sciences sociales, n° 139, 2001, pp. 66-85 (both versions English and French available) (4B)
Appadurai, Arjun, “The production of locality” in Modernity at large: cultural dimensions of globalization, Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press 1999, (Library, Dept. of English)
Michael Keating, « Introduction », pp.XI-XV + « Is there a regional level of government in Europe », pp. 568-589, in Regions and Regionalism in Europe, Edward Elgar, 2004 (7A)
Wilfried Swenden, Federalism and Regionalism in Western Europe. A Comparative and Thematic Analysis, New-York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2006, introduction, chpt.1 and 2. (7B)
Michael Keating, “Regionalization in Central and Eastern Europe: The Diffusion of a Western Model?”, pp. 51-67, in M. Keating and J. Hughes (eds), The Regional Challenge in Central and Eastern Europe. Territorial Restructuring and European Integration, Bruxelles, Presses Interuniversitaires Européennes, 2003 (8A)
Daniele Caramani, « State Administration and Regional Construction in Central Europe : A Comparative-Historical Perspective, pp. 21-50, in M. Keating and J. Hughes (eds), The Regional Challenge in Central and Eastern Europe. Territorial Restructuring and European Integration, Bruxelles, Presses Interuniversitaires Européennes, 2003
M. Keating, “Territorial Restructuring and European Integration”, pp. 9-20, in M. Keating and J. Hughes (eds.), The Regional Challenge in Central and Eastern Europe. Territorial Restructuring and European Integration, Bruxelles, Presses Interuniversitaires Européennes, 2003 (9A)
Hooghe, L.; Marks, G. (2001): Multi-level governance and European integration, Lanham, Rowman & Littlefield. (9B)
Weatherhill, S., “The challenge of the Regional Dimension in the European Union”, pp. 1-31, in Weatherill, S.; Bernitz, U. (eds.) (2005): The role of regions and sub-national actors in Europe, Oxford, Hart (9A)
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