Jameela Jamil

Jameela Jamil's 'I Weigh' movement and its weight on society

Article
Lea Goeron
06/01/2020
9 minutes to read

In this article, we deal with the concept of body positivity, Jameela Jamil's 'I Weigh' movement on social media, and how she is trying to make the online world a safer place for teenagers and adolescents insecure about their image. 

Waving Spanish Flag

How is VOX making the Spanish flag wave again?

Article
Jozefien Boone
14/09/2020
17 minutes to read

The rise of the far-right party VOX is changing the political climate of Spain. By hegemonizing the ideology of the New Right, the party re-introduces nationalism in the country's politics and public debate. 

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Online gravedigging, identity and privacy

Column
Mingyi Hou
18/02/2020
11 minutes to read

This article analyzes gravedigging as a digital practice, and illustrates its roles in online shaming and celebrity image management activities.

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Disney Parks and soft globalization

Article
Joël Grassère
14/02/2020
14 minutes to read

Disney has spread its Parks all over the world but faces new challenges that can only be solved by adapting its product to local cultures. The article explores how local and global forces together with Disney's identity influence their products.

#womeninstreet as a vital extension of the female street photographer

Paper
Chiara Palsgraaf
06/09/2019
25 minutes to read

#womeninstreet celebrates female street photography. With women still being commodified and objectified in public spaces in society, the camera helps to turn the gaze around. Therefore, the female street photographer is seen as the flâneuse.  

In the second episode of Babylon's Burning, we talk with Chrissy Cook (Tilburg University) on her research on trolls and trolling. Chrissy has spent the last four years of her life dedicated to studying this phenomenon.

Understanding conspiracy theories in modern culture

Conspiracy theories in digital culture

Article
Romy van Geffen
25/09/2019
9 minutes to read

Conspiracy theories are not a new phenomenon; they existed long before the Internet came along . Nowadays, however, the media play a big role in contributing to and promoting those theories. 

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What do Knausgård and social media bloggers have in common?

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
31/01/2020
18 minutes to read

What do Knausgård and Instagram travel bloggers have in common? How do social media and contemporary literature inspire and influence each other? The answer lies in this article, where Knausgård is compared to young 'Western' travel bloggers.

HBO’s Euphoria is not just another teen drama

Paper
Lola Vos
15/06/2020
9 minutes to read

Euphoria is a new HBO series that follows the lives of a circle of teenagers. In this paper, I describe how Euphoria is unlike any other show about teenagers on TV at the moment thanks to its storytelling techniques.

Social media and why we're all full of shit

Paper
Daniel Obubo
31/08/2020
14 minutes to read

This paper seeks to explore Instagram culture and how it shapes young minds. The inspiration for the paper comes from the second season of the Emmy-nominated mockumentary American Vandal

Trumps Tweetopoetics

Column
Jan Blommaert
17/01/2020
6 minutes to read

Trump speaks in tweets. But his tweets are made for speaking too.

Protestscapes and the art of protesting in Romania

Article
Ioana Pisaltu
30/08/2019
15 minutes to read

In this article I introduce the concept of "protestscape" as a language of mobility that employs rich semiotic resources within the context of protest. In doing so I focus on the anti-corruption demonstrations in Romania (January - February 2017).

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Revealing racist words in the superdiverse era

Paper
Anne Marte Gardenier
02/06/2020
11 minutes to read

This article focuses on Dutch vocabulary changes that are brought on by inter-cultural contact as a result of globalization. The superdiverse population of the Netherlands is raising awareness for racist Dutch vocabulary.