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At a symposium on 12 June 2009 on “Homo Movens: International symposium on movement culture” at the occasion of my ‘rite of passage’ to the emeritus status at the KU Leuven, John W. Loy, co-authored by W. Robert Morford, presented a paper on “The agon motif: A study of the contest element in sport”. I am very glad that this excellent paper will finally be published as it was not included in “The making of sport history: Disciplines, identities and the historiography of sport” (Delheye 2014), which appeared five years later as a so called “…crystallization of the international symposium.” (p. XVII). Moreover, some of these contributions were severely criticized by Allen Guttmann (2014).

In this introduction, I will try to clarify the concepts of ‘ludodiversity’ and ‘movement culture’, which I have often had the chance to discuss with John Loy personally. We did – of course – not always agree but this kind of ‘joking relationship’ with John Loy was and still is for me a “… joy forever”!


The aim of the paper is to characterize the city of Bratislava after the First World War as a literary space in the short story The Worst Crime in Wilson City (Najhorší zločin vo Wilsonove) and its film adaptation Wilson City (Wilsonov). For millions of Czechs and Slovaks, the US President W. Wilson was a legendary figure. The multi-ethnic city wanted to gratify him and suggested to name itself after him. This short episode of our history was found interesting for a Slovak writer Michal Hvorecký, who set a mysterious (horror) short story in Wilson City (Bratislava). The topos of the city became the basic organizational, or, structural element on which the story is built. In the film adaptation of the Czech director Tomáš Mašín there was a generic shift and the film became a detective comedy, or parody of historical events that happened (or could have happened). The paper focuses on the motif of the city and compares this urban space in the literary and film form. It tries to answer the question whether the city – space is only a backdrop of the story or it becomes its (role)player.

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Publicity and Anthropology. Journal of the Philosophy of Sport , IX, 94-106. Loy, J.W. (1968). The Nature of Sport: A Definitional Effort. Quest , 10, 1-20. Loy, J.W. (1978). The Cultural System of Sport. Quest , 29, 73-102. Loy, J.W. (1981). An Emerging Theory of Sport Spectatorship: Implications for the Olympic Games. In J. Segrave & D. Chu (Eds.), Olympism . (Chapter 19, pp. 262-294). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Loy, J.W. (1984, July). The Agon Motif in Modern Sport. Keynote address at the Sociology of Sport Session of the Olympic Scientific Congress, Eugene

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syndrome [ 2 , 3 , 4 ]. Ectodermal defects usually consist of sparse wiry hair, skin erosions, onychodystrophy, dental changes and decrease in transpiration capacity. Subsequent studies showed that this disorder most often results from mutations in the TP63 gene that affect the sterile alpha motif (SAM) domain in the protein [ 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 ]. The diagnosis of AEC syndrome is firstly clinical, genetic testing of the causal gene may be useful to ascertain diagnosis and to define the inherited or de novo character of genetic abnormality. We report a Moroccan


The historic art nouveau building of the former high school in Žilina - Zsolnai Állami Főreáliskola - is nowadays one of the University of Žilina buildings. Empty, awaiting much needed renovation is school building a subject of the various researches of its art-historical and architectural features. Paper deals with wall painting as a one type decoration among preserved ones in this building. Lack of funds during its initial building and decoration works created rather limited amount motifs and simple technologies. If the whole scope of architectural works of Orth and Somló architectural studio (and the whole set of art nouveau buildings in Žilina) is taken into account, even these simple, but elegant painting in well thought palette of colours could be valuable basis for renovation.


As the number of self-service stores grows, the sales process is also changing, and the salesperson’s ability to influence the customer during his purchase is lost. This function is taken over by the packaging of goods whose task is to sell itself. The aim of the article is to present and characterize examples of selected Slovak food and beverages packaging, on which manufacturers have introduced Slovak folk motifs and specify what factor influenced manufactures to use it. This article is divided into two parts. In the first part, we present examples of folk motifs on the packaging of selected Slovak food products and alcoholic beverages. In the second part of this article, we presented the results of a structured interview with 4 managers which introduced on the Slovak market food and beverages packaging with folk motifs. The reason of application of folk motifs on packaging was that employees from this these companies are associated with folklore, patriotism and traditions. They honour the traditions of Slovak ancestors and Slovak country and are glad that the time has come when culture and traditions are preferred and supported. Companies sell Slovak products and therefore Slovak folk motifs are listed on packages their products.


This text presents an assessment of the literary work of Karel Čapek from a perspective that has not yet been discussed. It focuses on analysing Čapek’s works from the viewpoint of their possible inspiration by bioethical issues. Čapek’s philosophy and the powerful ethical charge of his texts tend to be associated with his interest in pragmatism, a subject to which he, however, took an individual and critical approach. One of the most important categories of his way of thinking is life. In his prose works and plays we therefore see motifs that may be associated with the thematic definition of bioethics. These are questions concerning the value and quality of human life, issues concerning the dehumanizing impact of science and technology, as well as reflections upon the moral dimension of man’s relationship to nature and also to the relationship between people and animals. Čapek’s work may therefore provide inspiration from the perspective of the history of the gradual formation of the bioethical point of view.


The simultaneous globalization and demographic shift of the Church to the Global South has produced an unprecedented climate for theological work. Pastors and theologians are confronted with the task of developing theological systems that are faithful to the authoritative standard of Scripture, tailored to the increasingly complex needs of their local contexts, and sensitive to the ongoing dialogue of other leaders around the globe. In light of the increasing cross-cultural dialogue among scholars and pastors within a globalized church and a corresponding desire to encourage greater ‘diasporadic consciousness’ therein, this article presents the biblical-theological shepherd-leader motif as a primary metaphor for understanding the distinct nature and role of pastoral leadership. This article presents shepherd leadership as a robust metaphor of pastoral leadership by reviewing Scripture’s use of the metaphor and recent significant works on the subject. In the second section of the article, I propose a model profile of the biblical shepherd-leader based upon the insights of the biblical-theological review.