Women protesting against sexism for equality #metoo

#Wetoo: What dancers talk about when they talk about sexism

Paper
Ilse Ghekiere
22/01/2018
13 minutes to read

From recurring Lolita-fantasies on stage to auditioning naked and backstage power abuse; female dancers talk about the repercussions of a professional reality that celebrates unclear borders.

Afro hair, Afro beauty, Afro Italian

Paper
Addes Tesfamariam
01/11/2018
21 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.

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

Black Lives Matter too: from #hashtag to movement

Paper
Iris Wijers
26/09/2017
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.  

Amanda Todd

The digital age and online bullying

Paper
Lovise Neess
03/10/2018
19 minutes to read

This paper aims to explore how the digital age influences social behavior within the context of online bullying, with case of Amanda Todd as point of reference. The analysis is done from a broad sociological perspective.

Max and Nev

Catfish: The TV Show (MTV)

Review
Irene de Groot
01/11/2017
3 minutes to read

In Catfish: the TV show hosts Nev and Max help people who are head over heels about someone they met online. A review.

The Emotes of Twitch

Paper
Jeroen van der Weijden
27/10/2017
23 minutes to read

This paper aims to explore the linguistic landscape of Twitch.tv. Three different emotes taken from three streams are analysed. The results indicate that the usage of these emotes is universal; that they are highly mobile and complex.

Pro Life, Pro Trump: Trump's appeal to the Christian voters

Paper
Imme Wagemans
07/06/2017
17 minutes to read

This research paper explores the appeal of Trump to Christian voters in the light of his pro-life statement.

Exploring the Linguistic Landscape in the Sofia Subway

Paper
Asya Krusteva
01/05/2017
12 minutes to read

In language policy certain norms and laws should be strictly followed. However, in the Sofia subway this seems not to happen. Four examples of language mistakes are analyzed in this paper, as well as a map with some correctly written names.

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”.

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. 

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

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.

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

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. 

Humans of Albert Heijn and Anatolia of Migros

Paper
Sukran Ceren Salali
21/11/2016
14 minutes to read

Just like the AnadoluM - campaign from the Turkish supermarket chain Migros in Turkey, the commercial campaign 365 days of doing groceries of the Dutch supermarket chain Albert Heijn generated a buzz.