Doc. Zdeněk Konopásek, Ph.D.

Zdeněk Konopásek

E-mail: konopasek@cts.cuni.cz

Personal website: http://zdenek.konopasek.net

Phone: +420 221 183 527

As sociologist of science, he is based at the Center for Theoretical Study, the institute for advanced studies of Charles University in Prague and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. In the past, he lectured qualitative research methods, sociology of science and sociological theory at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague, and at the Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University in Brno.

His main areas currently are STS (science and technology studies), especially complex relationships between expertise and democratic politics; an interactionist study of power and resistance under state socialism; and computer assisted qualitative data analysis. He published a book Estetika sociálního státu: O krizi reprezentace (nejen) v sociálním zabezpečení [The welfare state aesthetics: The crisis of representation (not only) in social security] (GplusG 1998) and edited Our lives as database: Doing a sociology of ourselves - Czech social transitions in autobiographical research dialogues (Charles University Press 2000).

He is founder and former long-time editor-in-chief of the journal Biograf (http://www.biograf.org). And a musician, drummer. Married to Helena; son Jakub.

Selected bibliography:

Brož, Luděk; Stöckelová, Tereza; Konopásek, Zdeněk (2015): Symetrie je často stranická: Rozhovor se Zdeňkem Konopáskem

Cargo - Journal for Cultural and Social Anthropology, (1-2): 117-132. [detail]

Konopásek, Zdeněk; Paleček, Jan (2012): Apparitions and possessions as boundary objects: An exploration into some tensions between mental health care and pastoral care

Journal of Religion and Health, 51 (3): 970-985

Konopásek, Zdeněk (2011): Making thinking visible with ATLAS.ti: Computer assisted qualitative analysis as textual practices

In: G. Mey & K. Mruck, eds.: Grounded theory reader. 2nd updated and extended edition. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag. Pp. 381-403 [detail]

Konopásek, Zdeněk; Paleček, Jan (2010): Apparitions and possessions as boundary objects: An exploration into some tensions between mental health care and pastoral care.

Journal of Religion and Health (28 October 2010), pp. 1-16. DOI: 10.1007/s10943-010-9409-9. ISSN 0022-4197 (Print) 1573-6571 (Online). IF 0.358.

Slanina, František; Konopásek, Zdeněk (2010): Eigenvector localization as a tool to study small communities in online social networks

Advances in Complex Systems

Konopásek, Zdeněk; Paleček, Jan (2010): The principle of symmetry from the respondents’ perspective: Possessions, apparitions and mental illnesses in research interviews with clerics.

Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research 12 (1)

Konopásek, Zdeněk (2010): Where does the religious truth comes from? A sociological view on Marian apparitions and demonic possessions

Biograf (52-53): 89-101 [detail]

Konopásek, Zdeněk (2010): Science, everyday life and the concept of life-world

In: B. Velický, K. Trlifajová & P. Kouba (eds.): Spor o přirozený svět [A controversy over the life-world]. Praha: Filosofia. Pp. 173-196

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Konopásek, Zdeněk; Stöckelová, Tereza; Zamykalová, Lenka (2008): Making pure science and pure politics: On the expertise of bypass and the bypass of expertise

Science, Technology & Human Values, 33 (4): 529-553

Konopásek, Zdeněk (2007): Making thinking visible with Atlas.ti: Computer assisted qualitative analysis as textual practices

Historical Social Research, 19: 276-298

Konopásek, Zdeněk; Kusá, Zuzana (2006): Political screenings as trials of strength: Making the communist power/lessness real

Human Studies, 29 (3): 341-362

Konopásek, Zdeněk; Paleček, Jan (2006): V moci ďábla: Exorcismus věřícnýma očima

Biograf (40-41): 138-171

Konopásek, Zdeněk (2000): Our lives as database: Doing a sociology of ourselves - Czech social transitions in autobiographical research dialogues

Praha: Karolinum (Charles University Press)

Konopásek, Zdeněk; Kusá, Zuzana (1999): Budovanie komunistickej moci a bezmocnosti

Sociológia, 31 (5): 459-480

Konopásek, Zdeněk (1999): Od Černé knihy k černé skříňce: komunismus relativizujícíma očima

Biograf (18-19): 3-24

Konopásek, Zdeněk (1999): Otevřená minulost: autobiografická sociologie státního socialismu

Praha: Karolinum