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The Play of the Banker: Ten Years After Lehman's Downfall

Column
Daan Rutten
20/09/2018
4 minutes to read

Will bankers cause another financial crisis? Without a doubt, Daan Rutten predicts, when we try to turn them into ‘beautiful souls’. Banking is a game, and therefore a banker must be a player.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Guns

Article
Victoria Mohr
18/09/2018
12 minutes to read

This article examines how light communities on Twitter respond to mass shootings and gun violence, and how these responses entrench narratives and communities. 

Strijp-S: A Straight Line To Urban Rejuvenation

Paper
Vanda Vozarikova
17/09/2018
16 minutes to read

In his paper Strijp-S, an area in Eindhoven, is analyzed with regards to whether the innovation the area strives for is reflected in its linguistic landscape.

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The model behind Schild en Vrienden

Column
Jan Blommaert
13/09/2018
5 minutes to read

The Belgian-Flemish radical organization Schild en Vrienden was recently exposed as a kind of Breivik Jugend, strongly organized online and offline and practicing for armed conflict with left-wing and immigrant enemies.  

Hanson and Trump

Populist Pauline Hanson – Trump’s Australian Alter-ego?

Article
Adam Lorkin
17/09/2018
12 minutes to read

The discourses of Trump and other right wing populists are not new, nor exceptional. In Australia, Pauline Hanson articulates this right wing populist voice.

Momo

How Momo shows us that anyone can dig in our data

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
11/09/2018
4 minutes to read

Momo has been said to be a curse, a hacker and even a maniac. What is it and how does it know everything about us? What should we do if it appears in our WhatsApp?

Stereotypes and sexism in the aviation industry

Stereotypes and sexism in the aviation industry

Article
Lisalotte Bos
10/09/2018
9 minutes to read

The aviation industry is a male-dominated industry in which sexism persists. In it, women are underrepresented as a consequence of stereotypes and the general idea that women do not 'fit in' with the big boys. 

The online world of Thierry Baudet and Forum voor Democratie

Article
Miah Moos
07/09/2018
16 minutes to read

A paper focusing on the online world of Forum Voor Democratie, a right wing Dutch political party, and its leader Thierry Baudet. What do their online activities tell us about the party's goals?

Reading mein kampf

Reading Mein Kampf: Hitler and Knausgård

Column
Odile Heynders
10/09/2018
5 minutes to read

The recent publication of a new Dutch translation of Mein Kampf has sparked a debate on how (if at all) to read the book. Odile Heynders offers one possible reading of the work in this column.

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Waarom Schild en Vrienden geen marginaal fenomeen is

Article
Ico Maly
10/09/2018
14 minutes to read

Schild en Vrienden kunnen we niet begrijpen als een louter Vlaamse actiegroep. In elke actie is de globale dimensie van dit Nieuw Rechtse activisme duidelijk, zo stelt Ico Maly (Tilburg University)

Finstagram: A chance to show the real 'you' on Istagram?

Paper
Emily van der Veen
04/09/2018
9 minutes to read

Finstagrams are a new social media phenomenon. This essay discusses why people are creating Finstagrams and argues why this is not necessarily a more true representation of yourself.  

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So you are (not) a stripper? On globalization and pole dancing

Article
Kelsey van Tellingen
29/08/2018
12 minutes to read

This article looks at pole dancing and its evolution from being a performance in clubs to being a recognised sport.