gravedigging, digital shaming, digital gravedigging, social media celebrities

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.

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

Debates on populism and diversity

The monolingual bias in studies on populism

Column
Juan Eduardo Bonnin
06/02/2020
4 minutes to read

Scholarly articles written in English about populism often forget linguistic and discursive diversity.  Drawing from a monolingual tradition, they tend to overlook linguistic and discursive diversity in the political processes they study.

identity politics, race, conservatives

Conservative critiques of identity politics as divisive

Column
Rosalyn Negrón
21/01/2020
11 minutes to read

Rosalyn Negron unpacks the logics that underlie conservative critiques of left identity politics and zooms in on the specific significance of this discursive frame among conservatives.

Elisabeth Warren

Elisabeth Warren, clickbait and truth

Column
Jan Blommaert
20/01/2020
6 minutes to read

Elisabeth Warren's statement on her male contenders being "electoral losers" enables us to examine the ways in which clickbait actually works.

Trumps Tweetopoetics

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

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

Twitter politics

Twitter politics: the next stage

Column
Jan Blommaert
14/01/2020
6 minutes to read

Two recent incidents on Twitter in the wake of the US attack on Iran's general Soleimani show us how Twitter continues to define politics as we know it.

Someone in New York finally put me on a panel …

Column
Kevin Doyle
13/01/2020
8 minutes to read

Kevin Doyle sees a vast consolidation and compression of human experience into more and more narrow and predictable terms. The unique language and vocabulary that innovative forms of the arts provide us can be an antidote, according to him.

Did Brexaustion kill Corbyn's media strategy?

Column
Jan Blommaert
20/12/2019
12 minutes to read

Analyses of Corbyn's social media campaign overlook something: the fact that politics is played out in a weaponized hybrid media field.

Marcuse's grave, cultural marxism, hoax, conspiracy theory new right

Why has Cultural Marxism become the enemy?

Column
Jan Blommaert
28/11/2019
13 minutes to read

Cultural Marxism is blamed for "globalism" and its discontents. Perhaps exploring globalization can be an alternative for this deeply flawed conspiracy theory.

Racism and the politics of the beach

Column
Ana Deumert
28/11/2019
7 minutes to read

It's time to talk about racism and beach apartheid. Ana Deumert discusses ‘the beach’ as part of the settler-colonial imaginary in South Africa.