According to professor Jan Blommaert from Tilburg University, for Michel Foucault "the internet would have been an absolute marvel". It's not unreasonable to think that we are all living in a digital panopticon. Here's why.
De Kinderboekenweek draait dit jaar rond vriendschap. Vriendschapsbanden in jeugdboeken die onverwacht en desondanks vanzelfsprekend zijn, kunnen de blik verruimen, aldus Helma van Lierop en Sara Van den Bossche.
Professor Odile Heynders: "The public sphere is so complicated. There are so many different opinions and sources of information. That's why we need public intellectuals. We need them to filter out information."
The Afd fights for a German nation, not for democracy. Acting like enhancers of democracy, the AfD (Alternative for Germany) party uses concepts like democracy to propagate a completely different and essentially antidemocratic message.
The precipitous evolution of electronic technology, along with the rapid product outmodedness, has escalated the proportion of the e-waste problem The annual e-waste production amounted to an estimate of 30-50 tons.
Auschwitz cannot be compared to the refugee crisis. But one similarity between what happened in the 1940s and today, is that the general public, the ordinary European, does not really care, or pretend not to know exactly what is going on.
Pluriversality is an important concept in decolonial theory. Ana Deumert uses the metaphor of the shuffle – an African-American vernacular dance step – to conceptualize pluriversal, or polyrhythmic, modes of thinking.