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31/10/2017

Voices of nationalism as everyday entertainment among youth: Long-lasting effects of ethnocentric discourse

Column
Janus Spindler Møller
21/09/2017
4 minutes to read

'When politicians publicly divide citizens and stigmatize certain groups, this has long-lasting influence on children and adolescents, who embody the knowledge about the stereotypes in their everyday life', says Janus Spindler Møller. 

De Haagse Markt is een voorbeeld voor de superdiverse samenleving

Article
Mariska van Schijndel
20/09/2017
7 minutes to read

Veel Nederlanders zijn gek van Duitse kerstmarkten, maar zijn nog terughoudend wanneer het over de Haagse Markt gaat. Waar komt die terughoudende houding vandaan?

25 years of right wing extremism in Belgium

Article
Jan Blommaert
25/09/2017
9 minutes to read

The Brexit, followed by election of Donald Trump in the US , have raised worldwide concerns about the rise of right wing extremism. The phenomenon is, however, 25 years old in Belgium. Lessons can be drawn from that longitudinal experience.

Transgender surveillance and violence on (social) media: Dandara’s story

Article
Jenny-Louise Van Der Aa
25/09/2017
3 minutes to read

Trans* identities have gained popular attention in a time when violence against this population has escalated. This surveillance of trans* bodies is in stark contrast with a self-proclaimed trans* revolution in mainstream media. 

Tilburg research on Mondrian in the New York Times

Article
Daan Rutten
20/09/2017
2 minutes to read

The New York Times published an article on cultural historian and biographer Léon Hanssen (Tilburg School of Humanities) who unmasked a Mondrian painting as being inauthentic, if not to say a fraud.

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

Column
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?

Should big data determine who gets pulled over?

Column
Paul Mutsaers
12/09/2017
4 minutes to read

Predictive policing  is often claimed to be a technical matter superior to traditional policing, with all its human flaws. I argue for a cultural approach to predictive policing, centered on the cultural shaping of police technologies. 

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. 

 

‘Why not a zebra crossing?’, Breda (28-02-2017 , © M. van Gorp)

Who is dangerous?

Paper
Meauraine van Gorp
22/09/2017
15 minutes to read

Participating in traffic situations requires knowing the norms and trusting others knowing the same norms. This paper, using linguistic landscape analysis, analyzes the underlying structures of a fake zebra crossing.

How do Kim Kardashian, Selena Gomez and Nikki Tutorials become role models?

Paper
Ashna Coster
18/09/2017
10 minutes to read

The following paper will explain how women use social media to voice their thoughts on appearances. Regular women and celebrity women alike use social media to send their message on what the perfect image is.

Ook ‘fluïde’ is een hokje: over de obsessie met zelfidentificatie

Article
Tom van Nuenen
15/09/2017
4 minutes to read

Tom van Nuenen en Inge van de Ven duiden de hedendaagse obsessie met hokjes en zelfidentificatie waar het gaat om gender en sexualiteit.

Over John Ashbery en de lezer: ‘Ik kon er geen touw aan vastknopen’.

Column
Sander Bax
05/09/2017
7 minutes to read

In mijn Facebook-bubbel werd er met verslagenheid gereageerd op de dood van John Ashbery. In deze column vraag ik me af hoe groot de weerklank van Ashbery’s poëzie buiten mijn bubbel is: bestaat de ideale lezer voor zijn poëzie nog wel? 

What did the Jheronimus Bosch Year teach us for upcoming cultural theme years?

Paper
Guus Hovens
18/09/2017
19 minutes to read

This paper critically analyses the Jheronimus Bosch cultural theme year (2016). How did this event come into being, and what can be learned from such a year?

Pleasure Studies? University as creative and thinking space

Column
Odile Heynders
15/09/2017
4 minutes to read

According to Pieter Duisenberg 'pleasure studies' should be something of the past. The future is in technical studies. But is job perspective the main argument for spending 4 years of your life at university? Odile Heynders does not agree. 

Why does everyone in Star Wars speak English?

Article
Philip Seargeant
31/08/2017
8 minutes to read

The representation of Galactic Basic by English reflects the rise of English as a global language – and in doing so paints a very different picture from the utopian ideals of other universal language advocates.

Holocaust literature and ancient Greek tragedy

Paper
Rowie van Hagen
11/09/2017
31 minutes to read

Elements of Imre Kértesz’s novel Fatelessness (1975) are analysed in the light of two Euripidean tragedies about Iphigenia: what tensions and similarities are there in the construction of both protagonists’ roles?