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22/09/2017

The irrationality of ethnic profiling: abandon this police practice!

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Paul Mutsaers
18/04/2017
5 minutes to read

Ethnic profiling creates a "ratchet" or "multiplier" effect: it disproportionally increases the incarceration rates of the profiled group, which in turn boosts ethnic profiling, which subsequently increases incarceration rates, etc. 

Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy (Cathy O'Neil)

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Piia Varis
09/01/2017
4 minutes to read

Weapons of Math Destruction (2016) by Cathy O'Neil makes a very compelling case for people to start asking more questions and demand more transparency regarding algorithmic models that are being used to regulate so many aspects of their lives. 

Macron en de schepping van het uitzonderlijke

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Jan Blommaert
18/05/2017
4 minutes to read

Emmanuel Macron is even radicaal nieuw als de nieuwste versie van de iPhone. Een klein beetje nieuw dus.

"Covfefe" may have exposed a secret Trump language

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Marissa K. Wood
02/06/2017
3 minutes to read

The immediate attention and quick rise of "covfefe", along with the press secretary's remark, provokes the question: was it just a typo? Or the exposure of a linguistic community of practice?

Grensrechters: Bert van Marwijk en de politiek van het voetbal

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Daan Rutten
02/05/2017
6 minutes to read

Sociale actoren die bij hoog en laag blijven ageren dat een bepaald spel ‘op zichzelf’ staat zijn boundary workers’ of grensrechters. Van Marwijk is zo iemand: hij bewaakt de grens tussen voetbal als spel en politiek.

Macron en de schepping van het uitzonderlijke

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Jan Blommaert
18/05/2017
4 minutes to read

Emmanuel Macron is even radicaal nieuw als de nieuwste versie van de iPhone. Een klein beetje nieuw dus.

5 groundbreaking music video directors you should know

Article
Fay Georgaki
14/06/2017
4 minutes to read

Which groundbreaking music video directers should you know? These guys either go big or go home, so read this article to get to know them.

 

Street protests and the creative spectacle

Article
Philip Seargeant
20/03/2017
6 minutes to read

How social media’s sharing culture is influencing the way people voice their message through street protest signs

Have you ever been rejected?

Column
Max Spotti
26/06/2017
3 minutes to read

Building on the rejection versus approval dichotomy in asylum seeking procedures, this column deals with the dynamics of rejection and with bureaucratic rituals of indifference by contemporary immigration administrations. 

Anil Ramdas Menno ter Braak

Anil Ramdas en Menno ter Braak

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Lotte van den Broek
16/02/2017
7 minutes to read

Anil Ramdas refereert in zijn roman ‘Badal’ regelmatig naar de modernistische schrijver Menno ter Braak. Ook in interviews stelde Ramdas dat Ter Braak een groot voorbeeld voor hem was. Dit artikel zet de overeenkomsten op een rij.

Debathygiëne: enkele spelregels

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Jan Blommaert
20/04/2017
6 minutes to read

Wie het debat weigert of niet iedereen als gesprekspartner aanvaardt, die kan geen échte democraat zijn. Die debat-ideologie beheerst grote delen van onze samenleving. Jan Blommaert is het daar niet mee eens en legt zijn spelregels uit. 

The irrationality of ethnic profiling: abandon this police practice!

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Paul Mutsaers
18/04/2017
5 minutes to read

Ethnic profiling creates a "ratchet" or "multiplier" effect: it disproportionally increases the incarceration rates of the profiled group, which in turn boosts ethnic profiling, which subsequently increases incarceration rates, etc. 

Seen, but not too much: the black hole, secrets and stigma

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Thao Nguyen
24/07/2017
18 minutes to read

This paper discusses the concept of visibility and its effects in the digital society. Based on the case of an online community art project in Vietnam, the paper will question how digital forms of life narrative can bring out issues of visibility. 

Thomas Hylland Eriksen

Don't know what acceleration means? Then ''Overheating' is mandatory reading (Overheating - Thomas Hylland Eriksen)

Review
Jan Blommaert
01/06/2017
6 minutes to read

In his new book 'Overheating',  Thomas Hylland Eriksen offers a mountain of information and even more food for thought, and it does so in a text that can be read at lightning pace.

Why is character amnesia in China considered problematic?

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Lisanne Nugteren
16/01/2017
23 minutes to read

In the People's Republic of China, due to rapid technological developments more and more people rely on voice messaging and pinyin input for producing texts, rather than writing them by hand.

The credit company that went too far. Would you let them invade your privacy?

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p.hu@tilburguniversity.edu Hu
12/06/2017
5 minutes to read

This article illustrates the impact of the Chinese credit company Sesame Credit and expresses deep concern about its future development and the equality and privacy issues it will bring to Chinese society.