Death Mentalities

Juf Anke van De Luizenmoeder in de klas

Waarom ik niet naar De Luizenmoeder kijk

Article
Sander Bax
29/01/2018
6 minutes to read

Televisierecensenten jubelen, kijkcijferrecords worden gebroken, en op sociale media wordt de serie steeds herkenbaar genoemd. Maar als die serie zo herkenbaar is, hoe kan het dan dat Sander Bax er alleen maar met afgrijzen naar kan kijken? 

Foucault neoliberalism Academia.edu money

The end of Academia.edu: how business takes over, again

Column
Ico Maly
22/02/2018
3 minutes to read

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).  

Is Big Data making the world better?

Paper
Daria Kholod
02/03/2018
7 minutes to read

Big Data will affect our relationships, leisure time activities, career choices and shopping habits. 

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.

Taylor Swift as an Alt-Right icon appropriation

Why is Taylor Swift associated with the Alt-Right movement?

Article
Jady van Leusden
16/02/2018
18 minutes to read

Taylor Swift is the embodyment of the perfect Nazi woman. At least, according to some members of the alt-right movement. But why? This is an article on the images behind the pop-icon and the Alt-Right movement. And finds a connection.

Karl Popper

De echte paradox van Popper

Column
Jan Blommaert
23/02/2018
5 minutes to read

De echte paradox van Popper is deze. Wie in de verdediging van de open samenleving die samenleving schaadt, die behoort tot de vijanden ervan.

Conspiracy theorising online

Article
Piia Varis
21/05/2018
11 minutes to read

Conspiracy theorising online is not only an interesting object of research in itself, says Piia Varis (Tilburg University) but as a phenomenon it also seems fruitful ground for understanding present-day media, culture, and politics more generally.

Het lijkt een hobby van opiniemakers om zonder kennis van zaken te fulmineren tegen het literatuuronderwijs, moderne letterkundigen of de literatuurwetenschap. Fake news met een enorme impact op het imago van de Neerlandistiek, aldus Sander Bax.

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.

#HalbeWasErbij Pyeongchang meme Halbe Zijlstra

Ja hoor, #HalbeWasErbij: over het politiek belang van memes

Column
Jan Blommaert
23/02/2018
7 minutes to read

Politieke communicatie is niet meer het monopolie van politici en politieke verslaggevers. Ze wordt ook gemaakt door miljoenen burgers. De Nederlandse Minister van Buitenlandse Zaken Halbe Zijlstra weet er ondertussen alles van.

Mai 68 50 years later. Revolution Revolt

Did anything happen in May 68?

Column
Jan Blommaert
07/05/2018
11 minutes to read

Was May 68 just a moment of countercultural protest? No, it was big, very big.

Why you should see the movie Black Panther 2018

Why you should go see Black Panther this February

Article
Suzanne van der Beek
22/01/2018
13 minutes to read

The upcoming Marvel movie 'Black Panther' is a vision of a black past and a black future, the latest arrival of a contemporary mainstream Afrofuturist narrative. And something to be very excited about.