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„Volte své jedy!“ K problematice vztahu trampské subkultury k alkoholu a krčemnému prostředí
"Choose Your Poisons!" On the Relationship of Tramp Subculture to Alcohol and Tavern Life

Author(s): Karel Altman
Subject(s): Geography, Regional studies, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Substance abuse and addiction
Published by: Masarykova univerzita
Keywords: tramp subculture; free time; alcohol; taverns; Czech Republic;
Summary/Abstract: Although the need to compensate life in the rush and buzz of the city made its numerous inhabitants seek quiet recreation outdoors, some of them sought recreation as well as excitement, whose source were adventures inspired by their ideas of the Wild West. In the past century, its heroes, real or fictional, have become the symbols of the bearers of a distinctive and unique subculture called tramping, popular exclusively in Czechia (and partly Slovakia). In spite of the unique lifestyle, tramps could not do outdoors without refreshment, food and drink, which were provided by taverns and pubs in villages and secluded places near their campsites. Those businesses that proved successful and effective from the perspective of our tramps and men of prairies became known as tramp taverns. It was mainly there, especially during various excesses, that their god, Pajda, had to stand by them.

  • Page Range: 192-209
  • Page Count: 18
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Czech