De Kinderboekenweek draait dit jaar rond vriendschap. Vriendschapsbanden in jeugdboeken die onverwacht en desondanks vanzelfsprekend zijn, kunnen de blik verruimen, aldus Helma van Lierop en Sara Van den Bossche.
Auschwitz cannot be compared to the refugee crisis. But one similarity between what happened in the 1940s and today, is that the general public, the ordinary European, does not really care, or pretend not to know exactly what is going on.
Pluriversality is an important concept in decolonial theory. Ana Deumert uses the metaphor of the shuffle – an African-American vernacular dance step – to conceptualize pluriversal, or polyrhythmic, modes of thinking.
If you’re not yet familiar with the wholesome internet, it’s time you get acquainted with it - it's been around for a while already. Piia Varis (Tilburg University) guides you through this new phenomenon.
The Belgian-Flemish radical organization Schild en Vrienden was recently exposed as a kind of Breivik Jugend, strongly organized online and offline and practicing for armed conflict with left-wing and immigrant enemies.
The Berlin Ibn Rushd-Goethe Mosque opened in the summer of 2017. The intention of its feminist leader, Seyran Ates, is to create an atmosphere for a peaceful and democratic Islam. Odile Heynders praises Ates as an excellent public intellectual.
Jan Blommaert: 'In the discussion on the politics of knowledge, the political-economic dimension is absent. Academics can do more and better things in attempts to redress existing racial and gender inequalities.'