Trumper than Trump? Vivek Ramaswamy’s Anti-China Stance & populist rhetoric

Paper
Prajakta Athlekar
19 minutes to read
28/02/2024

This paper examines the populist rhetoric of Ramaswamy through a critical discourse approach and how his anti-China stance actively contributes to a hegemonic position within US politics. 

This paper examines the populist rhetoric of Ramaswamy through a critical discourse approach and how his anti-China stance actively contributes to a hegemonic position within US politics. 

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To cheat or not to cheat? Discourses of fear and assumption in the FFXIV Community

Paper
Hannah Meijaard
23/02/2024
18 minutes to read

This research is about norm negotiating surrounding the cheating scandal of the first clear of the Ultimate Raid “The Omega Protocol” in the gaming community of Final Fantasy XIV: Online on Reddit.

cork board with pieces of paper connected with red string, one piece has the TikTok logo on it

How Dutch conspiracy media include TikTok in their grand conspiracy theories

Paper
Ruben den Boer
21/02/2024
31 minutes to read

TikTok has been widely discussed and criticized in mainstream media. But the app has also been hotly debated in conspiracy media. How do they employ TikTok controversies to perpetuate their grand conspiratorial narratives?

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Lamenting Lost Futures through "Youth" by Daughter

Paper
Clara Daniels
31/01/2024
6 minutes to read

Since its release in 2011, the song "Youth" by "Daughter" has taken up a journey of its own, being featured in video games, movies and advertisements over the last decade. How can something described as "hauntingly beautiful" woe the masses?

“Gentlemen, Here We Invest With Balls”: Cryptos and the Celebration of Unfettered Hegemonic Masculinity

Paper
Wessel Joosten
29/01/2024
16 minutes to read

This paper analyzes various texts from social media concerning the displays of hegemonic masculinity in the crypto world. Through the analysis in this paper, we will explain the subculture created by crypto bros and their ideology.

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The Story of Fire Saga: Where Parody Meets the Parodied

Paper
Linsey van Kuijk
10/01/2024
9 minutes to read

The movie 'Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga' is a fictional story about two artists competing in the Eurovision Song Contest, situating itself at an interesting intersection between fiction and real-life.