Death Mentalities

Alan Kurdi graffiti

The ship, the child, and the refugee debate in Europe

Column
Jan Blommaert
15/06/2018
7 minutes to read

The current refugee debate in the EU has been deeply influenced by a small handful of iconic pictures documenting the predicament of refugees and highlighting the moral positions in the debate.

Soccer: A Society’s Reflection of Gender Equality

Article
Sammy Kossen
06/06/2018
13 minutes to read

The news of the Norwegian pay deal rapidly traveled to every corner of the globe, but is it reasonable to assume that the Norwegian pay deal affects the financial conditions of the Dutch women’s national soccer team as well?

Masked man sitting behind a desk, using a computer

Forgive me father, for I hate women: anti-feminism and misogyny in the manosphere

Paper
Inge Beekmans
01/06/2018
19 minutes to read

Academics describe the manosphere as “a particularly toxic brand of anti-feminism”. It is a place where promoting rape is acceptable, but saying you hate women is not. This essay examines linguistic structures within the manosphere .

Mukbang: A ludic way to have a meal

Column
Natalia Wijayanti
05/06/2018
5 minutes to read

Mukbang culture introduces a ludic way to enjoy food. In what way does this new approach to food challenge existing ideas on healthy living?

Tatar language classes optional in Tatarstan, Russia

Article
Daria Kholod
15/06/2018
4 minutes to read

How did it happen that Tatar, Russia’s second language ceased to be obligatory at schools in Tatarstan? And is this a case of minority languages oppression or something more?

Representation of the Zef Culture by Die Antwoord

Paper
Lisa Wijvekate
13/07/2017
16 minutes to read

Die Antwoord is a South African hip hop group that represents the South African Zef culture. This paper analyses the way the song 'Fatty Boom Boom' uses symbols and icons to represent Zef culture.

GDPR

We're all data subjects now: the citizen in the European GDPR

Column
Jan Blommaert
28/05/2018
7 minutes to read

The new European GDPR generalizes the notion of the "data subject". But what exactly is the data subject? And how does it fit into a regulation which is fundamentally about the trading of Big Data?