ISBN 978-80-87398-68-5.Faculty of Humanities, Charles University in Prague, 2015
Academics are frequently surprised by the fact that economic policy, which worked well in one country, produces substantially different outcomes in the other country. In this book we would like to show the importance of cultural values in explaining these differences. We discuss the models of men often used in social sciences from the point of view of cultural values they assume. We describe the cultural dimensions model originally proposed by Geert Hosftede and mention how cultural models are employed in explaining economic and social differences in existing literature. We than continue with the example of prisoner’s dilemma to show that Nash equilibrium in this game substantially depends on the values of the players and may differ in different cultural settings. To support the idea of the importance of cultural prerequisites even further we employ Hofstede’s cultural dimensions to explain the variations of tax revenues, gender based income inequality, migration and remittances across countries. We show that cultural values play an important role and therefore should be considered in economic theory and policy making.
Stanislava Boušková, Vladimír Tax
The Relativity of Proximity and Remoteness: Communication from the Perspective of Culture and Linguistics
ISBN 978-80-87398-66-1, Faculty of Humanities, Charles University in Prague, 2015.
Why, and when, did Europeans visit Africa prior to colonial times? What sources of information do we have about early African art brought back to Europe, and where in Europe have such collections been preserved? African archaeological explorations are surveyed, and early dating systems and the validity of oral folklore for dating are questioned. The significance is highlighted of the booty looted in 1897 from Benin and brought to Britain, and of the interest awakened by early 20th century European artists with their new approach to artifacts previously termed ‘barbaric’ or ‘savage’ by Europeans. Frobenius’s systematic explorations of Africa are described, and the growth of sub-Saharan art collections in Europe. Why African art is more diverse than its European counterpart is discussed and a few unifying characteristics of sub-Saharan art are identified.
Tomáš Ledvinka, Kateřina Varhaník Wildová a kol.
Towards an anthropology of the legal field. Critiques and case studies
ISBN987-80-87398-23-4, Faculty of Humanities, Charles University in Prague, 2012.
Merleau-Ponty: une ontologie de l’imaginaire: une ontologie de l'imaginaire
ISBN: 9400719752, 9789400719750, Google eBook, 2012