Rozhovor Britských listů 348. České Vánoce ve stínu lichvy, exekucí a bezdomovectví [Britské listy Interview 348. Czech Christmas is overshadowed by usury, loan sharks and homelessness]

Culik, J. and Barta, Z. (2020) Rozhovor Britských listů 348. České Vánoce ve stínu lichvy, exekucí a bezdomovectví [Britské listy Interview 348. Czech Christmas is overshadowed by usury, loan sharks and homelessness]. [Audio]

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Abstract

Originally, Christmas was a collectively celebrated feast and its main purpose was to do charity work for the fellow human beings. In the modern times, Christmas has degenerated into consumerism. Families have receded from the public space into privacy. Can we enjoy Christmas without a feeling of guilt in the Czech Republic where ten per cent of the population are terrorised by loan sharks? Jan Čulík discusses the changes in the meaning of Christmas with Zdeněk Bárta, the sacristan of the Evangelical Church of the Moravian Brethren in this interview, which was broadcast by the Czech cable TV station Regionalnitelevize.cz from Friday 25th December 2020.

Item Type:Audio
Keywords:Christmas, Czech Republic, social deprivation, loan sharks, debt slavery, consumerism.
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Culik, Dr Jan
Authors: Culik, J., and Barta, Z.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > Slavonic Studies
Publisher:Britské listy, Regionalnitelevize.cz
Copyright Holders:Britské listy
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