Stop Tihange and Doel: Activism in the streets and on social media

A digital ethnographic analysis of the 'Stop Tihange' movement.

Paper
Aimée Overhof
23/06/2017
14 minutes to read

This paper contains a digital ethnographic inquiry into the Stop Tihange movement. What role do new media play in the essembly of this movement, that aims to shut down a nuclear plant in Belgium?

This paper contains a digital ethnographic inquiry into the Stop Tihange movement. What role do new media play in the essembly of this movement, that aims to shut down a nuclear plant in Belgium?

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Events

Multilingualism, Language Acquisition and Language Proficiency

Event
22/09/2017

Have you ever been rejected?

Column
Max Spotti
22/06/2017
4 minutes to read

Building on the rejection versus approval dichotomy in asylum seeking procedures, this column deals with the dynamics of rejection and with bureaucratic rituals of indifference by contemporary immigration administrations. 

Ghost in the Shell

Whitewashing is not oversensitivity, it's a big problem

Article
Nilsa Farias
23/06/2017
5 minutes to read

Whitewashing in film is as old as the medium itself, but isn't it time we should get rid of this phenomenon already?

'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.

The #RomanianProtests: How online activism succeeded in overthrowing the Romanian government

Article
Anca Costea
19/06/2017
6 minutes to read

Activism on social media has been regarded, in many cases, as slacktivism. The recent protests in Romania against the Government prove that this is not always the case.

Ulrich Seidl's Safari: A brutal 'fake documentary' reveals the truth about tourist hunters in Africa.

Article
Fay Georgaki
16/06/2017
5 minutes to read

How a 'fake documentary' can be truthful. Ulrich Seidl's film, 'Sarafi' reveals the truth about tourist-hunters in Africa. 

 

De Iftar wordt van iedereen

Column
Jan Blommaert
15/06/2017
3 minutes to read

De open Iftar is een uitnodiging van Moslims om te leren waar hun gemeenschappen echt voor staan.

5 groundbreaking music video directors you should know

Article
Fay Georgaki
14/06/2017
4 minutes to read

Which groundbreaking music video directers should you know? These guys either go big or go home, so read this article to get to know them.

 

A pregnant Beyoncé

Queen mother: how Beyoncé evolved into the world’s mother

Column
Suzanne van der Beek
13/06/2017
8 minutes to read

The many identities that Beyoncé has set out throughout her career seem to culminate in the visual story of her pregnancy. 

Idiocracy inauguration

Are we heading towards Idiocracy?

Column
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.

Corbyn & Co seen from across the Channel... and through social media

Column
Jan Blommaert
12/06/2017
5 minutes to read

Seen from across the Channel and through the lens of social media, Corbyn's surprising electoral success fits a trend.

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.

Pepe the frog, het ok-teken en Poe's wet: wat je moet weten over de Alt-Right troltechnieken

Column
Ico Maly
08/06/2017
7 minutes to read

Trollen sluipen overal de politieke mainstream binnen. Trump retweet hun memes, mainstream kranten reproduceren lulz en de ondervoorzitter van jong N-VA probeert tevergeefs trol en N-VA politicus te zijn. Alles over de politieke trol-strategie.