Petr Gibas

Petr Gibas
The Czech Academy of Sciences | AVCR · Socioeconomics of Housing Department

MSc., Ph.D

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This book places the current housing crisis in the historical and social context of post-socialist developments and focuses on the situation of young adults, people born between 1985 and 2000, who are often – and, as we show, incorrectly – labelled in the media as ‘millennials’ and who are now entering the housing market at a time of global and loc...
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Jednou z řady krizí, které v současnosti čelí – nejen česká – společnost, je i krize bydlení. Ceny bytů a domů, ale i nájmů raketově rostou a bydlení se stává stále hůře dostupným. Možnost pořídit či zajistit si bydlení se přidává k řadě dalších omezení, jež se propisují do již existujících společenských nerovností a dále je prohlubují. Zároveň se...
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We are looking for an early-career post-doc researcher (no longer than two years after obtaining their Ph.D.) who would like to become part of our TANDEM research team and who is interested in issues concerning more-than-human studies including animal, plant or other more-than-human geographies, non-human in social sciences including anthropology,...
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This article traces the developments that led to the 2020 removal of a memorial to Marshal Ivan Stepanovich Konev from a square in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. In the article, inspired by an archaeologicalsensitivity to context, we explore the ways in which the monument has become de-contextualised and re-contextualised by means of va...
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This call is for French scholars (based at CNRS) The aim of the TANDEM program is to associate two researchers, one from the AV ČR, one from the CNRS (French National Research Center), around a joint research project leading to the submission of an ERC project; for more info see: https://cefres.cz/fr/10342 At present, I am looking for possible Fr...
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The aim of this study was to examine the spatial mobility of homeless people in urban areas, exploring homeless mobility, its drivers, limits and links to personal attributes, and whether there is an association between the extent of spatial activity and an individual’s housing situation. To our knowledge, there has been no prior exhaustive attempt...
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In this article we explore how nature becomes part of the city through the example of allotment gardening in the city of Prague, in the Czech Republic. Prague allotments were established based on an ongoing political‐ecological process of urbanization of nature that was locally driven by socialist (from 1948 to 1989) and later neoliberal governance...
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The aim of the article is to examine the spatial mobility of homeless persons in urban areas. This study explores homeless mobility, its drivers, limits and links to personal attributes and whether there is an association between the extent of spatial activity and an individual's housing situation. To our knowledge, there has not been any prior tho...
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The aim of this article is to investigate the factors that influence the size of activity spaces of homeless men and women in cities. Vulnerable population groups such as the homeless face the risk of mobility challenges that can exacerbate their social exclusion even more through mobility-driven spatial exclusion. The extent of an in-dividual's ac...
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The aim of this article is to investigate the factors that influence the size of activity spaces of homeless men and women in cities. Vulnerable population groups such as the homeless face the risk of mobility challenges that can exacerbate their social exclusion even more through mobility-driven spatial exclusion. The extent of an individual’s act...
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Humanistic and phenomenological scholarship has long tended to regard home as a fundamental place of existential and experiential stability. In recent times, the notion of home has been critically re-examined, however, and home is now regarded as a more complex and multi-faceted phenomenon. Drawing on interviews with prospective buyers in two citie...
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This article details our attempts at making sense of an ostalgic heterotopic space. We relay here our analysis of staying in and exploring a disused air raid shelter built during WWII, converted into a fallout shelter at the beginning of the Cold War and recently repurposed in an anti-communist museum/tourist hotel/ostalgic canteen called 10Z Bunke...
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In this article, we propose to expand the field of urban political ecology (UPE) by analyzing the role of discourse in the production of urban nature. We exemplify our case by analyzing media discourses and exploring discursive modes of justification and hierarchies of worth mobilized in socialist and postsocialist struggles over allotments in what...
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The article uses photovoice to explore the everyday geography of homelessness and its affective dimension. We focus on two aspects of the everyday geography captured by photovoice: (1) movement in space and (2) the performativity of heterotopic places. The aim is to understand how the research partners as actors (re)present and (re)construct their...
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Over the past thirty years there has been a substantial change in how home is understood in the social sciences. While it is still possible to discern the influence of phenomenology on contemporary thinking about home, the studies presently at the forefront of the geography, anthropology, and sociology of home largely reflect the impact of critical...
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In the chapter, we suggest it would be productive to concentrate on indexical rather than symbolical, affective and carnal rather than cognitive, habitual rather than rational aspects of (non)human encounter(s) in order to understand the world which humans and non-humans (in this case mushrooms) share. What we call for, in other words, by using the...
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The main objective of this paper is to draw attention to the influence of social norms on housing market behaviour. The research is based on an in-depth qualitative study of first-time buyers in the Czech Republic. We found systemic deviations from economically rational behaviour (as defined by mainstream housing economic theory) that stem from the...
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The main objective of this paper is to draw attention to the influence of social norms on housing market behaviour. The research is based on in-depth qualitative study of first-time buyers in the Czech Republic. We found systemic deviations from economically rational behaviour (as defined by mainstream housing economic theory) that stem from influe...
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Housing Standards 2014/2015: Social Norms and Decision-Making in the Housing Market presents the findings from a complex, long-term mixed-method study of preferences and behaviour in the housing market. The study sought to use social research methods as a means of providing deeper insight into the mechanisms behind housing-market disequilibrium. A...
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Ostrava, in the past nicknamed the steel city of the republic or the city of coal and steel, represented during the socialist period and afterwards the main industrial city of the republic. The social official visual images of the city and life in it represented a happy urban life with glimpses of shining future. Ostrava was visualized as an embodi...
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In this article, I explore some of the material aspects of the technological underground landscape of the Prague metro, the building of which started during socialism and has continued until the present. The materiality of the older parts of the metro is informed by and shaped according to a particular socialist world view. Since then, the metro ha...
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The conceptual debate on recently quite a fashionable topic of landscape is, at least within Czech academia, deeply influenced by the concepts and imagery of natural sciences. In this article, we advocate an alternative concept of landscape, that developed by anthropology of landscape. We understand landscape to be a widely conceived "way of seeing...

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Archived project
Series of conferences and edited volumes (2010 - 2016) to address the ways in which the figure of the non-human becomes part of, helps to shape and form, stimulates and re-frames social science on thematic, methodological and onto-epistemoloigical levels.
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The goal of this project is to render and map the present forms of DIY and its history locating DIY in its broad social, cultural, historical and political context.