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Seyran Ates: Female Muslim leader and intellectual

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Odile Heynders
16/08/2018
5 minutes to read

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.

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.

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Reggae Geel 2018: homofobie, Trump en obsceniteiten.

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SoliDE Werkgroep
11/07/2018
7 minutes to read

Reggae Geel programmeert dit jaar opnieuw een homofobe headliner. Na de annulering van Sizzla in 2016 onderzoeken we hoe dit kon gebeuren en waarom we de noodzaak voelden te reageren.

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Challenging the politics of knowledge, continued

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Jan Blommaert
02/07/2018
9 minutes to read

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.'

Conferences, course readers and citations. Challenging the Politics of Knowledge

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Ana Deumert
28/06/2018
4 minutes to read

In this column, Ana Deumert reflects on the politics of knowledge that shape research and teaching. She argues that in order to realize sociolinguistics as a truly international and inclusive discipline, we need to change our citation practices. 

Five years after the Snowden revelations

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Piia Varis
15/06/2018
8 minutes to read

Five years after the Snowden revelations, we're still more concerned with technological solutionism and individualistic models of privacy than addressing privacy as a common good.

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The ship, the child, and the refugee debate in Europe

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Jan Blommaert
15/06/2018
7 minutes to read

The current refugee debate in the EU has been deeply influenced by a small handful of iconic pictures documenting the predicament of refugees and highlighting the moral positions in the debate.

Mukbang: A ludic way to have a meal

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Natalia Wijayanti
05/06/2018
5 minutes to read

Mukbang culture introduces a ludic way to enjoy food. In what way does this new approach to food challenge existing ideas on healthy living?

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The Frida Kahlo Barbie, desperately seeking authenticity

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Anne-Marie Sweep
29/05/2018
5 minutes to read

The Frida Kahlo Barbie shows us how brands can fail miserably in their search for authenticity. This article dives into the Frida Kahlo Barbie case. What caused the controversy? And what defines a real, thought leading brand to us?

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We're all data subjects now: the citizen in the European GDPR

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Jan Blommaert
28/05/2018
7 minutes to read

The new European GDPR generalizes the notion of the "data subject". But what exactly is the data subject? And how does it fit into a regulation which is fundamentally about the trading of Big Data?