Tag: cultural anthropology
zdeněk uherek – the polarity between public and private: an anthropological perspective
Summary of a paper presented at the “Relativeness of public and private” in Prague on 9 October 2015
The aim of the paper is to present a broader intercultural comparison of the conceptualisation of public space. It is based on the knowledge that public space cannot be taken for granted, that it has been achieved by the efforts of an organised society, and that its function changes in relation to changes in society and to the aims of those who establish and administer it. What is or is not regarded as public space in various societies changes, and so there is no point in trying to find a definition of public space that is universally valid for all periods of history and different societies.