Katedra sociologie / Department of Sociology


Recent Submissions

Kalvas, František , Váně, Jan , Basl, Josef
Postoj vedení strojírenských podniků v Plzeňském kraji k pracovní síle v kontextu zavádění Průmyslu 4.0

The article investigates the attitudes of the management of medium and large engineering companies in the Plzen region to their workforces, and attempts to estimate the extent to which the advent of Industry 4.0 (I4.0) poses a threat to ordinary employees. A questionnaire survey&#x...

Fritzová, Marie , Váně, Jan , Kalvas, František
Výzkum rozvoje klíčových kompetencí souvisejících s požadavky čtvrté průmyslové revoluce u vysokoškolských studentů na Fakultě pedagogické Západočeské univerzity v Plzni

The present study focuses on the phenomenon called Industry 4.0 and on research conducted at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, which assesses the readiness of students of the Faculty of Education to function in the so-called Society 4.0. The main research question of&#...

Řezáč, Karel
The Concept of Capability Approach and Its Implications Strengthening the Humanity of (not only) Social Work

In today’s world we are increasingly confronted with the idea that success is expressed in numbers and material wealth. Deeper human values are somehow losing signifi cance and prestige. The risks of such a situation are obvious at fi rst sight. Those who are not economic...

Švantner, Martin
Inferring Ears: Cognitive Semiotics and Musical Anthroposemiosis

This paper draws attention to two important and fruitful anecdotes from history useful for the development of a cognitive semiotic approach to music. The first is from Peirce’s writings, describing a complete structural change of understanding, perception and listening to music. Peirce ...

Glajchová, Alena
"It is better to treat a Vietnamese woman than a Czech": Strange interactions between healthcare professionals and women in the context of perinatal care

The periods of pregnancy, childbirth and becoming a mother are some of the most important moments in a woman's life - and they are usually experienced within a healthcare institution. However, contact with the healthcare system during these periods can bring a number of di...