Brněnská versus pražská sociologická škola: mýtus a skutečnost

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Title:Brněnská versus pražská sociologická škola: mýtus a skutečnost
Creators:
Janák, Dušan; stoupax at centrum dot cz
Journal or Publication Title:
Czech Sociological Review, 49, 4, pp. 577-603
Uncontrolled Keywords:Czech sociology, history, 20th century, Brno sociology, Prague sociology, scientific schools

Abstract

This article compares the Brno and Prague schools of sociology, whose existence was among the most important characteristics of Czech interwar sociology. The comparison is performed on three levels: institutional affiliation (affiliation with a university, a learned society, and the publishing platform of a journal); objective conceptual agreement or variance (the degree to which general sociological theories, methodological opinions, evaluative judgements in science are shared); and subjective affiliation with a certain school (the existence of declared support for one school over the other, the antagonism of ‘us’ versus ‘them’ in reviews and debates, ties between a teacher and a student). The opposition between the two schools is most apparent on the institutional level and to some degree on the level of subjective affiliation. On the level of conceptual agreement within one school and opposition to the other, a number of alleged dichotomies and differences are found to be more a myth than a reality. The biggest difference found on that level is a greater inclination towards quantitative methods in the Prague school and towards qualitative methods in the Brno school. As it is impossible to generalise these and other characteristics, the author argues that the concept of academic schools in Czech interwar sociology is best understood using the paradigm of ideal types, rather than as a reflection of a real dividing line, and additionally, for a description of reality, by applying the concept of centre and periphery employed in subculture studies.

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Title:Brněnská versus pražská sociologická škola: mýtus a skutečnost
Translated title:The Brno versus the Prague School of Sociology: Myth and Reality
Creators:
Janák, Dušan; stoupax at centrum dot cz
Uncontrolled Keywords:Czech sociology, history, 20th century, Brno sociology, Prague sociology, scientific schools
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions:Humanities and Social Sciences > 7. Section of Social and Economic Sciences > Institute of Sociology > Czech sociological review (Sociologický časopis)
Journal or Publication Title:Czech Sociological Review
Volume:49
Number:4
Page Range:pp. 577-603
ISSN:0038-0288
Publisher:Institute of Sociology AS CR
Related URLs:
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ID Code:7965
Item Type:Article
Deposited On:12 Dec 2013 11:43
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 10:43

Citation

Janák, Dušan (2013) Brněnská versus pražská sociologická škola: mýtus a skutečnost. Czech Sociological Review, 49 (4). pp. 577-603. ISSN 0038-0288

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