March for Science Brussels 2017

The March For Science and why it's relevant

Column
Jan Blommaert
28/04/2017
4 minutes to read

The March For Science can be the beginning of a game-changing movement targeting some of the crucial evils of today's world.

The March For Science can be the beginning of a game-changing movement targeting some of the crucial evils of today's world.

Files

Feminism intersectionality women's march antiracism muslim

Feminism(e)

File

Voguing

File
black lives matter #blacklivesmatter #ferguson #transgender #equality democracy

Activism in the digital age

File

Why humanities matter

File

The debate around Shelter

Paper
Shannon Verhoef
20/02/2017
12 minutes to read

This paper explores how the term anime is culturally defined and if there is a difference in how people who are part of the Western anime fandom classify anime as opposed to people who aren’t.

Why is character amnesia in China considered problematic?

Paper
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.

We Should All Be Feminists

Paper
Iris Cuppen
10/11/2016
20 minutes to read

In dit essay wordt onderzocht hoe Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie zich als schrijver en publieke intellectueel mengt in het debat over het hedendaagse feminisme. 

Afro hair, Afro beauty, Afro Italian

Paper
Addes Tesfamariam
05/09/2016
20 minutes to read

Micro-hegemony, a term introduced by Blommaert and Varis, refers to the dynamic complexity of values, beliefs and perceptions that shape one’s identity. Here I show how hair, beauty and nationality framed my Afro-Black-European identity.

De grootstad in Playmobilformaat

Paper
Ine Muys
21/04/2017
18 minutes to read

Jeugdliteraire en ruimtelijke analyse van Michael De Cocks en Judith Vanistendaels Rosie en Moussa, het eerste boek uit een vierdelige “serie over twee kinderen in de grote stad”.

boekomslag als marketing instrument

De verborgen agenda van het omslagontwerp: hoe marketeers je boeken doen kopen

Paper
Maud Schoonen
23/03/2017
17 minutes to read

De eerste indruk die je krijgt van een boek is vaak gebaseerd op het omslag. Maar wat zegt een boekomslag over het boek en de intenties van de auteur? 

Hong Kong Umbrella Movement

The Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong

Paper
Ho Chuen Ng
15/03/2017
23 minutes to read

This paper uses the Umbrella Movement as a case study to illustrate how the digital world can empower people in social movements. 

black lives matter #blacklivesmatter #ferguson #transgender #equality democracy

Black Lives Matter too: from #hashtag to movement

Paper
Iris Wijers
13/03/2017
28 minutes to read

The Black Lives Matter movement has become a real phenomenon in American society. Iris Wijers analyzes this powerful and polarizing movement.  

Gender, power and political speech. Women and language in the 2015 UK General Election (Deborah Cameron & Sylvia Shaw)

Book review
Piia Varis
08/03/2017
4 minutes to read

Gender, Power and Political Speech is not only important but enjoyable reading, says Piia Varis.

Donald Trump online

Paper
Asya Krusteva
01/02/2017
10 minutes to read

Donald Trump knows very well that mediated visibility can be used as a political instrument and weapon. So instead of trying to control this mediated visibility, he uses mediated controversy as his strategy.

Niggas be like...

Paper
Samantha Lonsdale
18/01/2017
19 minutes to read

What message do Black internet memes convey in regards to language and culture, and how can this phenomenon be understood from a perspective of globalization?

Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy (Cathy O'Neil)

Book review
Piia Varis
09/01/2017
4 minutes to read

Weapons of Math Destruction (2016) by Cathy O'Neil makes a very compelling case for people to start asking more questions and demand more transparency regarding algorithmic models that are being used to regulate so many aspects of their lives.