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Multilingualism, Language Acquisition and Language Proficiency

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22/09/2017
Asylum Seekers Online

Google, truths and asylum procedures

Article
Max Spotti
20/04/2017
7 minutes to read

Information provided by web resources has become indispensable to immigration officers assessing asylum claims. How does the internet affect the lives of those who seek asylum by making their identity proofs unconvincing?

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Decolonization of Education in South Africa

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Nastassja Wessels
31/07/2017
12 minutes to read

This paper seeks to understand why there is a lack of theorization of decolonization on basic education of South Africa. Decolonization of education has largely been debated in abstract terms of higher education and other material spaces. 

Fashion as tyranny: beauty standards and social pressure

Article
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.

Why is character amnesia in China considered problematic?

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Lisanne Nugteren
16/01/2017
23 minutes to read

In the People's Republic of China, due to rapid technological developments more and more people rely on voice messaging and pinyin input for producing texts, rather than writing them by hand.

Hilarisch, die helderheidspolitie van Boudry en Bregman

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Daan Rutten
29/05/2017
3 minutes to read

'De helderheidspolitie Boudry & Bregman blijft bezig om de postmoderne filosofie tout court een slechte naam te bezorgen, en dat terwijl het toch al nauwelijks meer een plaats heeft in het Nederlandse intellectuele debat.' zegt Daan Rutten

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.

Wat is Populisme? (Jan-Werner Müller)

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Jan Blommaert
15/05/2017
14 minutes to read

Wat is populisme? is een boek dat zich vlot laat lezen, maar dat analytisch niet zwaar weegt.

Seen, but not too much: the black hole, secrets and stigma

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Thao Nguyen
24/07/2017
18 minutes to read

This paper discusses the concept of visibility and its effects in the digital society. Based on the case of an online community art project in Vietnam, the paper will question how digital forms of life narrative can bring out issues of visibility. 

The credit company that went too far. Would you let them invade your privacy?

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p.hu@tilburguniversity.edu Hu
12/06/2017
5 minutes to read

This article illustrates the impact of the Chinese credit company Sesame Credit and expresses deep concern about its future development and the equality and privacy issues it will bring to Chinese society.

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.  

Macron en de schepping van het uitzonderlijke

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Jan Blommaert
18/05/2017
4 minutes to read

Emmanuel Macron is even radicaal nieuw als de nieuwste versie van de iPhone. Een klein beetje nieuw dus.

'I want to know everything about them' PsyCops, no-go zones and the militarization of public space

Column
Paul Mutsaers
20/06/2017
9 minutes to read

PSYCOPS is a police-military partnership that was forged to improve policing in migrant communities in Amsterdam. It it a wordplay on PSYOPS, which is  a military strategy that weaponizes information and influences target groups.

Fashion as tyranny: beauty standards and social pressure

Article
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.

Representation of the Zef Culture by Die Antwoord

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Lisa Wijvekate
13/07/2017
16 minutes to read

Die Antwoord is a South African hip hop group that represents the South African Zef culture. This paper analyses the way the song 'Fatty Boom Boom' uses symbols and icons to represent Zef culture.

Anil Ramdas Menno ter Braak

Anil Ramdas en Menno ter Braak

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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.

The YouTube censorship controversy: How YouTube's ad-pocalypse is silencing creators

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Zoë Gielen
10/07/2017
4 minutes to read

YouTube's ad-system is being boycotted by major brands; as a result YouTube started silencing their 'controversial' creators. Is this right?