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Fenomen zagrebačke subotnje špice kao dio javnog života u očima korisnika prostora Bogovićeve ulice


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Štefek, Tea. (2014). Fenomen zagrebačke subotnje špice kao dio javnog života u očima korisnika prostora Bogovićeve ulice. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Sociology. [mentor Čaldarović, Ognjen].

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Zagrebian Saturday-downtown is a part of social life of both the City of Zagreb and its citizens. Geographically, it encompasses Gajeva Street-Bogovićeva Street-Margaretska Street-Preobraženska Street and Preradović Square. Catering facilities and promenades in the centre are meeting points of numerous citizens and they can be considered their favourite area as they spend their free time there for over two centuries. In the past, taverns on Ban Jelačić Square and Harmica were considered Downtown area, up until the end of the 20th century when modernist lifestyle transformed taverns to cafes (“kafićogeneza“, n.b.:“cafe-genesis“) and started turning this pedestrian zone into terraced cafes. That is the way Downtown as we know it today came to be. Post-transition period transformed Downtown character, and it is now being criticized for popularization, commercialization and attention they get in the media as one of the in places in town. Saturday Downtown is sort of a ritual for citizens of Zagreb – that is where they drink their morning coffee, one of the traditions of North-East European countries. Essence of Downtown culture is spending time with friends at terraced cafes in the centre of the city where you can be seen. Riva in Split was chosen as a contrast to the continental Saturday Downtown in Zagreb. Riva is Mediterranean meeting point and a place where people spend time during summer, but also during the whole year due to its favourable climate. There are daytime Downtowns and night-time Downtowns. They differ in age groups that visit them and the time period people spend there. Using combined methods of interview and observance, this graduation paper came to conclusion that daytime downtowns are visited mostly by people of old and mean age, while night-time downtowns – usually on weekends – are visited by young people which go to the centre of the city for its nightlife.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: Saturday Downtown, “cafe-genesis“, Riva in Split, interview, observation
Subjects: Sociology
Departments: Department of Sociology
Supervisor: Čaldarović, Ognjen
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2015 11:35
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2015 11:35

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