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Seyran Ates: Female Muslim leader and intellectual

Column
Odile Heynders
16/08/2018
5 minutes to read

The Berlin Ibn Rushd-Goethe Mosque opened in the summer of 2017. The intention of its feminist leader, Seyran Ates, is to create an atmosphere for a peaceful and democratic Islam. Odile Heynders praises Ates as an excellent public intellectual.

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Kahlo voor kinderen: een (inter)nationaal icoon

Paper
Ine Muys
12/07/2018
35 minutes to read

Frida Kahlo is populairder dan ooit. De Mexicaanse kunstenares inspireert vandaag niet alleen feministen en fashionistas, maar ook prentenboekenmakers die van Kahlo een (inter)nationaal icoon voor kinderen maken.

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Reggae Geel 2018: homofobie, Trump en obsceniteiten.

Column
SoliDE Werkgroep
11/07/2018
7 minutes to read

Reggae Geel programmeert dit jaar opnieuw een homofobe headliner. Na de annulering van Sizzla in 2016 onderzoeken we hoe dit kon gebeuren en waarom we de noodzaak voelden te reageren.

Is Women’s Emancipation as Far Advanced as We Think It Is?

Article
Julia van der Staak
09/07/2018
14 minutes to read

A critical analysis of women's emancipation in the Dutch situation, posing the question whether emancipation for women is really as far advanced as we think it is.

Is there a dark side to translingualism? Dr. Sender Dovchin believes the answer to that question is "yes". In this video, she talks about the research she did in the past, and the things she is working on at this moment. 

Amanda Todd

The digital age and online bullying

Paper
Lovise Neess
02/07/2018
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.

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Challenging the politics of knowledge, continued

Column
Jan Blommaert
02/07/2018
9 minutes to read

Jan Blommaert: 'In the discussion on the politics of knowledge, the political-economic dimension is absent. Academics can do more and better things in attempts to redress existing racial and gender inequalities.'

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Cyberbullying: a 21st-Century Phenomenon

Article
Reisha FG Grigoria
02/07/2018
13 minutes to read

The internet is everywhere and sadly that also means that bullies have more opportunities than ever to get to their victims. An analysis of two of such cases in relation to the copycat effect.

Change of World Order: Macron's English in American Congress

Article
eva veeneman
02/07/2018
7 minutes to read

Macron's address to Congress contrasts Trump's viewpoints. He presented himself as a strong and trustworthy leader of France and Europe, and a global citizen.  Expressing himself in English is proof of this ambition.

 

Conferences, course readers and citations. Challenging the Politics of Knowledge

Column
Ana Deumert
28/06/2018
4 minutes to read

In this column, Ana Deumert reflects on the politics of knowledge that shape research and teaching. She argues that in order to realize sociolinguistics as a truly international and inclusive discipline, we need to change our citation practices.