Pauline Hanson, a good ol’ Aussie 


Article
Bin Chen
17/12/2018
8 minutes to read

Australia has seen Hanson call Islam a disease and belittle Asians for not assimilating and forming ghettos instead. In this essay, Bin Chen looks into the xenophobic discourse Hanson used on ethnic minorities in Australia.

Lauren Zentz

Lauren Zentz on Digital Culture in 2018 and 2019

Interview
The Editors
14/12/2018

In this interview Lauren Zentz shares her thoughts about the impact of digital culture, and talks about her hopes for the future. For instance, she hopes that her work will contribute to our understandings of how to conduct sociolinguistic and ethnographic research that accounts for the power and even the ubiquity of the internet in many people’s daily lives.

Het gevaar van angst. Hypochonderen in Fukushima (Tinkebell)

Review
Inge van de Ven
11/12/2018
8 minutes to read

In 'Het gevaar van Angst. Hypochonderen' in Fukushima gebruikt kunstenares Tinkebell het in 2011 door de kernramp  getroffen Japanse gebied als haar persoonlijke speeltuin

Facebook, privacy,

Our data: public by default, private through effort?

Article
Romy van Geffen
10/12/2018
12 minutes to read

Review of Facebook's privacy settings: What is their idea of the level of publicity and privacy? How do they encourage users to be either public or private by presenting certain defaults?

A superdiverse group

Superdiversity changes the world and people in it

Article
Monika Nemcová
11/12/2018
7 minutes to read

What is superdiversity? This article looks at the concept of social identity in context of the contemporary superdiverse world and explains why it needs to be reconceptualized.

picture of the Depot Museum Boijmans van Beuningen

The Museum Boijmans van Beuningen Depot

Paper
Maud Schoonen
07/12/2018
12 minutes to read

This paper investigates if the new Museum Boijmans van Beuningen Depot is a transparent museum or merely provides the illusion of transparency.

Tommy Wieringa: de gedoodverfde winnaar

Article
Sander Bax
07/12/2018
9 minutes to read

Tot twee keer toe werd in november een literaire prijs uitgereikt aan een veelbesproken talkshowtafel. De gesprekken die daar gevoerd werden, maakten duidelijk met welke uitdagingen de mediagenieke schrijver van vandaag te maken krijgt. 

catfishing, online, digital culture

How did catfishing come into our society?

Article
Anna Meerts
05/12/2018
10 minutes to read

This article deals with one of the downsides of digitalization called catfishing. Do you know what online phenomenon 'Catfishing' is? This article provides the answer.

Dr. Ico Maly from Tilburg University recently published 'De hedendaagse antiverlichting' (The contemporary anti-Enlightenment). In this video he explains how politicians are propagating anti-Enlightenment ideas under the flag of 'democracy', and why — within this discourse — the nation is key. 

The supposed authenticity of social media celebrities

Article
Aniek van den Brandt
03/12/2018
8 minutes to read

Social media celebrities are a phenomenon from the last decade. They seem to be authentic and just like you. Or rather, that's what they want you to believe.

On the freedom to protest

Column
Ana Deumert
29/11/2018
7 minutes to read

A recent South African court ruling ended the requirement to give notification to the authorities before setting up protest actions. Ana Deumert agrees and in this column she reflects on the right to protest as central to democratic citizenship.