When theoretical concepts become politicized, they are re-interpreted to fit political strategies. A prime example is the term “integration”. In Denmark it functions as a normative tool to adjust behavior, rather than creating new unities.
Learn Dutch or leave the country: the role of language in Dutch integration policies
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There is an ongoing trend for European nation states to use their own nationãl language to determine what it means to be "one of us". A close look at relevant policies can reveal what a "language threshold" really means.
#Wetoo: What dancers talk about when they talk about sexism
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From recurring Lolita-fantasies on stage to auditioning naked and backstage power abuse; female dancers talk about the repercussions of a professional reality that celebrates unclear borders.
In "Dit is London" schetst Ben Judah de Unheimlichkeit van superdiversiteit.
Charlotte Mutsaers: 'Ik ben een verteller, die mode dat alles waar moet zijn, daar heb ik niets mee.’
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'De akelige controverse over Charlotte Mutsaers’ vermeende handel in kinderporno maakt opnieuw duidelijk hoe veel moeite onze mediacultuur heeft met (literaire) fictie', zegt literatuurwetenschapper Sander Bax.
Beyoncé - Queen Mother?
Beyoncé Knowles, one of the world's most influential female entertainers, is about to deliver her twins. The visual story of her pregnancy has culminated in the construction of her public identity as the world's mother.
Harvey Weinstein, Anne Faber and #metoo: what de Sade can teach us about abuse in society
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Harassment, Abuse and humiliation are widely discussed nowadays. Odile Heynders uses the work of de Sade and Nabokov to argue that these are not issues of different sexes, but of the organization of how we perceive society.
This paper aims to explore the linguistic landscape of Twitch.tv. Three different emotes taken from three streams are analysed. The results indicate that the usage of these emotes is universal; that they are highly mobile and complex.
Colonial amnesia, the rise of the right and everyday racism
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Ana Deumert does not believe that the success of the AfD can be explained as a strutural break. On the contrary, it reflects something which has always been there: white supremacy, racism and, its repressed cousin, colonial amnesia.