Sousedství v pražských lokalitách
Neighbourhoods in localities of Prague
diploma thesis [DEFENDED]
- Kvalifikační práce 
Faculty / Institute
Faculty of Science
Social Geography and Regional Development
Department of Social Geography and Regional Develop.
Date of defense
27. 5. 2009
PublisherUniverzita Karlova, Přírodovědecká fakulta
KeywordsKeywords not found
The neighbourhood is one of the building blocks of the city. The concept of neighbourhood lies between sociological and geographical though, its nature is spatial as well as social. Following Giddens' structuration theory, this thesis tries to develop understanding of a place as a duality of structure and action. The local structure of place is constituted by repeated everyday localised action. Meanwhile an action is constrained, but also enabled, by local structure. Local structures comprise of normative structures (e.g. formal or informal rules) and interpretative structures (e.g. meaning of place). In case of neighbourhood, they among others encompass neighbours' social networks, the attachment to the place and the sense of the community. The empirical part of thesis uses small-sample survey to examine six localities of the Prague (Smíchov, Vinohrady, Hanspaulka, Invalidovna, Bohnice and Háje). The localities represent different morphological parts of the city - an inner city neighbourhood, a villa garden city and a housing estate. Survey results shows, that the garden city of Hanspaulka is a place with a strong neighbourhood community and deep rootedness of its residents. In the opposite, inner city block of flats (Smíchov, Vinohrady) are neighbourhoods, where neighbour's ties are not so developed and...