#Wetoo: What dancers talk about when they talk about sexism
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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.
Fandom in times of superdiversity: the case of Sherlock
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By applying Howard Becker's theory, as well as theories on superdiversity, to a community of fans on Tumblr, this article attempts to shed some light on the internal workings of the JohnLock Conspiracy community in the digital age.
Will K-pop ‘conquer the World’ ?
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The new Korean wave has been very successful, but is it successful enough to conquer the world? And if it does, will it still be K-pop?
The end of Academia.edu: how business takes over, again
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Academia.edu used to be a refreshing and very useful platform for academics and students all over the world. That has ended with academia.edu introducing the ‘paid search’, says Ico Maly (Tilburg University).
Disconnect to connect: The politics of disconnectivity in the film Captain Fantastic
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Disconnectivity has more than a negative connotation: it is a political gesture that ultimately boils down to connecting differently. Fiction film provides a discursive space to imagine alternatives to ubiquitous connectivity.
When “integration” divides
Janus Spindler Møller
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When theoretical concepts become politicized, they are re-interpreted to fit political strategies. A prime example is the term “integration”. In Denmark it functions as a normative tool to adjust behavior, rather than creating new unities.
Cardboard and Old Glory: reading protest signs at the demonstrations against Trump’s travel ban
Marissa K. Wood
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What do signs used by protesters tell us about the movements they support? Read this analysis of protest signs in response to President Trump's travel ban to find out.
Learn Dutch or leave the country: the role of language in Dutch integration policies
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There is an ongoing trend for European nation states to use their own nationãl language to determine what it means to be "one of us". A close look at relevant policies can reveal what a "language threshold" really means.
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.
Representation of the Zef Culture by Die Antwoord
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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.
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...
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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?