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Biograf
journal for qualitative research

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Biograf 2021/73

Visual anthropology in the Czech Republic and Slovakia: Between marginality and marginalization?

Michal Pavlásek; Livia Šavelková

Visual anthropology in the Czech Republic and Slovakia: Between marginality and marginalization?

This article deals with the position of visual anthropology in the Czech Republic and Slovakia in relation to the scientometric evaluation of science and art. The text points out that, although the field and its (audio) visual outputs are recognized as relevant in the West, visual anthropology is still struggling for recognition in the Czech-Slovak area. The Czech methodology of science evaluation is still based on publications and audiovisual outputs are marginalized. The authors of the text claim that the evaluation of science in the Czech Republic and Slovakia is dominated by logocentrism, which seems to be paradoxical at the present time, in which visuality dominates society. The text also shows that the evaluation of academic outputs set in this way disadvantages visual anthropologists in the processes of habilitations and awarding professorships.

Keywords:

visual anthropology; ethnographic film; evaluation of ethnographic visual media; scientometrics; research outputs; Czech and Slovak science; marginalization.

Biograf themes:

Anthropology and ethnography; Visuality, visual media and research

Citation:

PAVLÁSEK, M. / ŠAVELKOVÁ, L. (2021): Vizuální antropologie v České republice a na Slovensku (editorial) [Visual anthropology in the Czech Republic and Slovakia: Between marginality and marginalization?] Biograf (73-74): Available at [last access26. 09. 2022]

Acknowledgement:

V českém jazyce se již na vizuální antropologii a „etnologickou a antropologickou tematiku filmovou kamerou“ zaměřil časopis Národopisná revue l (čísla 1/2014 a 1/2020), s akcentem na umění dále časopis The journal of culture (číslo 1/2017), ve slovenštině Slovenský národopis (číslo 4/2014) a již v roce 2001 věnoval vizuální antropologii tematický blok časopis Etnologické rozpravy (číslo 1/2001).

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