Finally ethnic diversity in 2017's Brit Awards

Article
Marlou Agterberg
24/02/2017
3 minutes to read

After last year's #BritsSoWhite controversy, this year's Brit Awards finally showed ethnic diversity. It is about time other music award shows like the Grammys follow. 

After last year's #BritsSoWhite controversy, this year's Brit Awards finally showed ethnic diversity. It is about time other music award shows like the Grammys follow. 

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Fertility day in Italy: Hurry Up!

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Events

Sociolinguistics Circle 2017

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Playboy's Postfeminism Problem

Column
Julie Peters
23/02/2017
4 minutes to read

Playboy is trying its hand at the feminism debate, but it is a hollow attempt.

Playboy without nudes

Paper
Julie Peters
23/02/2017
17 minutes to read

What happened to Playboy? This paper explores how the removal of nude images from Playboy demonstrated changing masculinities in contemporary postfeminist media culture and the implications for gender politics in the digital age.

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The Theorist’s Fear of the Undefined

Academic paper
Suzanne van der Beek
22/02/2017
7 minutes to read

Many theorists have tried to define the literary fantastic – without great success. Maybe this question should remain unanswered as a reminder of our fear of the theoretically unknowable.

Trump Wall

Trumpian governance and the art of separation

Column
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.  

 

The debate around Shelter

Paper
Shannon Verhoef
20/02/2017
12 minutes to read

This paper explores how the term anime is culturally defined and if there is a difference in how people who are part of the Western anime fandom classify anime as opposed to people who aren’t.

Trump Pinokkio Liar

Lies, damned lies, and executive orders

Article
Philip Seargeant
17/02/2017
12 minutes to read

The constant barrage of falsehoods Trump is producing is a way of attempting to ensure that that his words are taken fully literally when it comes to exercising his executive power. Perhaps, this is the ultimate paradox that Trump represents.

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Anil Ramdas en Menno ter Braak

Article
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.

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Over "normaal" en "awkward"

Column
Jan Blommaert
16/02/2017
5 minutes to read

De hedendaagse politiek hangt aaneen van moraliseringen van minuscule gedragsdetails die we als "normaal" of "awkward" zien.

Accentplafond

Column
Jos Swanenberg
15/02/2017
4 minutes to read

Jos Swanenberg reageert op een artikel in de Metro, dat stelt dat Brabantse jongeren zich voor hun accent schamen.

Labouring in the digital economy

Column
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

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The case of the Slovak minority in Poland

Academic paper
Monika Nemcová
13/02/2017
22 minutes to read

Focusing on education and the media, this article analyses Slovak as a minority language in Poland. It argues that the Polish language policy is inextricably connected to educational and national policies.

Resistance against Trumpism

Trump, Europa en de hedendaagse antiverlichting

Column
Ico Maly
13/02/2017
4 minutes to read

Trump is geen uniek Amerikaans gegeven; hij is een symptoom van een zieke democratische wereld. Het is aan ons om te beslissen of we de democratie zullen verkwanselen of versterken.