During his stay in France the author ironically observed daily reality and its representations. The point of departure for his reflections is the word 'greve' and its toponym and, simultaneously, alternation: 'Grave'. Both words are a mere pretext for describing two cultural phenomena, i. e. the strike and mountain tourism, which have very little in common, although it is possible to discern certain joint elements, such as time. Evidently, the author did not want to impose his own approach to the phenomena in question, being aware of their complexity. This is the reason why many questions remain without an answer. By demonstrating assorted possibilities of examining reality, the texts refers to, e. g. phenomenological, semiological or structural reflection. By way of example, in a fragment about the strike the author recalls the omnipresent Bourdieu legacy in French sociology, while in a part about the mountains he indicates that their phenomenological version is just as invisible as the town of Calvino but does not possess the character of the non-places devised by Marc Augé.
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