Death Mentalities

Squatting Slavs: a culture, a stereotype or just a meme?

Article
Kristiana Naydenova
08/11/2018
18 minutes to read

Is the Squatting Slav phenomenon helping Slavs express themselves or is it ruining their reputation? This article explores the emergence, historical background, popularization, culture and language of the meme.

Importance of social media in the globalized internet age

Trump, social media and the first Twitter-based Presidency

Article
Jordan Hollinger
07/05/2018
12 minutes to read

Trump's social media presence is the most salient factor behind his success in the recent presidential election.  Trump's usage of internet and social media to connect with his supporters is much more successful than traditional forms of media.

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Dating apps as part of our culture

Article
Manon Bijl
01/11/2018
12 minutes to read

Dating apps enable people to do things they have never done before. It are truly global products, but they only work because they are embedded in local (sub)cultural practices.  

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. 

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?

Schild & Vrienden, Schild en Vrienden, nieuw rechts,

Waarom Schild en Vrienden geen marginaal fenomeen is

Article
Ico Maly
10/09/2018
14 minutes to read

Schild en Vrienden kunnen we niet begrijpen als een louter Vlaamse actiegroep. In elke actie is de globale dimensie van dit Nieuw Rechtse activisme duidelijk, zo stelt Ico Maly (Tilburg University)

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Alice Weidel: the lesbian against gay rights

Article
Rosalie Vaarten
24/01/2018
9 minutes to read

This article investigates how Alice Weidel, co-leader of the extreme-right AfD party and also a lesbian, is able to make her personal identity beneficial to the party.

How could K-pop gain fans worldwide?

Article
Jiyong Choi
23/11/2018
16 minutes to read

How has K-pop spread around the world the way it has? This article examines precisely that question, from various angles.

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Will K-pop ‘conquer the World’ ?

Paper
Manouk Boelhouwers
01/11/2018
13 minutes to read

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?

Momo

How Momo shows us that anyone can dig in our data

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
28/02/2019
4 minutes to read

Momo has been said to be a curse, a hacker and even a maniac. What is it and does it know everything about us?