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Multilingualism, Language Acquisition and Language Proficiency

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22/09/2017

Representation of the Zef Culture by Die Antwoord

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Lisa Wijvekate
13/07/2017
16 minutes to read

Die Antwoord is a South African hip hop group that represents the South African Zef culture. This paper analyses the way the song 'Fatty Boom Boom' uses symbols and icons to represent Zef culture.

Voguing by definition: self-expression within the LGBTQ-community

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Fleur Aarts
24/03/2017
5 minutes to read

Voguing is a form of expressive dance, created in a time where being anything other than heterosexual was not accepted. Voguing is a lifestyle, wherein young men and women find a way to express their true selves without having to hide.

Why is character amnesia in China considered problematic?

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Lisanne Nugteren
16/01/2017
23 minutes to read

In the People's Republic of China, due to rapid technological developments more and more people rely on voice messaging and pinyin input for producing texts, rather than writing them by hand.

Vakantiebestemming Griekenland?

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Jan Blommaert
26/06/2017
4 minutes to read

In Griekenland kan je niet om de crisis van de EU heen kijken. Maak van je vakantie daar een studiereis.

The individual stories of migrants touch our hearts

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Irene de Groot
10/04/2017
2 minutes to read

A short column in which Irene de Groot explores the notion of compassion with regards to migration in Europe. Can compassion help create understanding for migrants? 

The credit company that went too far. Would you let them invade your privacy?

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p.hu@tilburguniversity.edu Hu
12/06/2017
5 minutes to read

This article illustrates the impact of the Chinese credit company Sesame Credit and expresses deep concern about its future development and the equality and privacy issues it will bring to Chinese society.

Himmlers brain is called Heydrich: historical fact, alternative play and literary imagination in one

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Odile Heynders
05/05/2017
4 minutes to read

Historical facts described by a literary author, and then presented in a television programme in which documentary material and the performance of an actor are intertwined: this is how history and WWII is kept alive, Odile Heynders argues.

Overname van de ministeries. Hans van Mierlo tekent voor de overname van het ministerie van Defensie.

Door de dood naar de literatuur: de drang naar literaire onsterfelijkheid

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Inge Beekmans
17/07/2017
6 minutes to read

Connie Palmen schrijft om het vergeten van haar eigen lijden te bestrijden, maar kan de literatuur ook de dood verslaan?

The end of Academia.edu: how business takes over, again

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Ico Maly
28/04/2017
3 minutes to read

Academia.edu used to be a refreshing and very useful platform for academics and students all over the world. That has ended with academia.edu introducing  the ‘paid search’, says Ico Maly (Tilburg University).  

Asylum Seekers Online

Google, truths and asylum procedures

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Max Spotti
20/04/2017
7 minutes to read

Information provided by web resources has become indispensable to immigration officers assessing asylum claims. How does the internet affect the lives of those who seek asylum by making their identity proofs unconvincing?

Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy (Cathy O'Neil)

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Piia Varis
09/01/2017
4 minutes to read

Weapons of Math Destruction (2016) by Cathy O'Neil makes a very compelling case for people to start asking more questions and demand more transparency regarding algorithmic models that are being used to regulate so many aspects of their lives. 

'I want to know everything about them' PsyCops, no-go zones and the militarization of public space

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Paul Mutsaers
20/06/2017
9 minutes to read

PSYCOPS is a police-military partnership that was forged to improve policing in migrant communities in Amsterdam. It it a wordplay on PSYOPS, which is  a military strategy that weaponizes information and influences target groups.

The people of Dresden should be proud of their new controversial monument

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Zoë Gielen
13/03/2017
2 minutes to read

‘Monument’, the new controversial installation in the city centre of Dresden, takes the city as an example of hope, rebuilding and peace. A strong message of unison and empathy that should be cherished instead of refused.

Trump Wall

Trumpian governance and the art of separation

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Paul Mutsaers
21/02/2017
2 minutes to read

US President Donald Trump epitomizes the rise of illiberalism in liberal democracies, as he breaks through liberalism’s protecting walls that keep social spheres apart for the preservation of spheres of liberty and justice.  

 

Anil Ramdas Menno ter Braak

Anil Ramdas en Menno ter Braak

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Lotte van den Broek
16/02/2017
7 minutes to read

Anil Ramdas refereert in zijn roman ‘Badal’ regelmatig naar de modernistische schrijver Menno ter Braak. Ook in interviews stelde Ramdas dat Ter Braak een groot voorbeeld voor hem was. Dit artikel zet de overeenkomsten op een rij.

Labouring in the digital economy

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Piia Varis
14/02/2017
5 minutes to read

Piia Varis discusses the kinds of digital labour influencing what is either popular or invisible online