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Multilingualism, Language Acquisition and Language Proficiency

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22/09/2017
Idiocracy inauguration

Are we heading towards Idiocracy?

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Julie Peters
12/06/2017
5 minutes to read

Is Trump changing democracy into idiocracy? And if yes, what we can do to avoid this future.

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

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.

antifeminisme, mannenrechten, feminisme, racisme

Feminisme in het vizier: over antifeminisme, racisme en mannenrechten

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Fatma Arikoglu
28/03/2017
4 minutes to read

Antifeminisme past in dezelfde logica als andere tegenbewegingen- en stemmen die de machtsongelijkheid in onze samenleving willen behouden en zelfs versterken, schrijft Fatma Arikoglu.

boekomslag als marketing instrument

De verborgen agenda van het omslagontwerp: hoe marketeers je boeken doen kopen

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Maud Schoonen
23/03/2017
17 minutes to read

De eerste indruk die je krijgt van een boek is vaak gebaseerd op het omslag. Maar wat zegt een boekomslag over het boek en de intenties van de auteur? 

Joost Zwagerman

Joost Zwagerman: de schrijversmythe.

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Tessa Chaplin
10/07/2017
9 minutes to read

Deze paper onderzoekt de wijze waarop Joost Zwagerman kunst toegankelijk wist te maken aan de hand van de verschillende rollen die hij op zich heeft genomen, zoals de schrijver, de presentator, de publieke intellectueel en de kunstliefhebber.  

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.

Fashion as tyranny: beauty standards and social pressure

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Meauraine van Gorp
23/03/2017
8 minutes to read

This article looks at the influence of fashion on women from different cultures. This article shows that women can be influenced by the ideals of a society and that fashion can be used in order to be included or excluded.

The politics of crime. Who gets to define what’s illegal?

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Paul Mutsaers
01/06/2017
4 minutes to read

The notion of the ethics of illegality enables us to compare policing, security and crime beyond the boundaries of the nation-state. It may help us understand how police and policed across the world deal differently or similarly with law breaking. 

Mark Rutte  Normaal interview

Mark Rutte’s normal human beings: a typically Dutch perspective

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Odile Heynders
03/03/2017
4 minutes to read

To gauge Mark Rutte’s ‘normal’ Odile Heynders reads a Dutch classic text demonstrating that a normal Dutch life is not without frustration. Normal is connected to everyday annoyance.

Street protests and the creative spectacle

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Philip Seargeant
20/03/2017
6 minutes to read

How social media’s sharing culture is influencing the way people voice their message through street protest signs

In Defense of Utopia

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Merijn Oudenampsen
30/01/2017
16 minutes to read

Thomas More's Utopia has acquired a bad reputation. Cold war critics have described the book as a prefiguration of modern totalitarianism, an example of the dangers of utopian thought. Merijn Oudenampsen sheds a new light on the 501 year old book. 

Gender, power and political speech. Women and language in the 2015 UK General Election (Deborah Cameron & Sylvia Shaw)

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Piia Varis
08/03/2017
4 minutes to read

Gender, Power and Political Speech is not only important but enjoyable reading, says Piia Varis.

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? 

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.

New Right, nieuw rechts, Trump, Wilders, Le Pen, nieuwe media

Nieuw Rechts gaat viraal: over extreemrechtse clickbait, echokamers en sociale media

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Ico Maly
10/03/2017
4 minutes to read

De opgang van Nieuw Rechts is nauw verbonden met het winstoogmerk van onze digitale media.  Nieuw Rechts speelt niet alleen in op hun commerciële doelstellingen, ze bouwt ook haar eigen media infrastructuur volgens diezelfde principes.