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.

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.

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Bloody amazing, this menstrual activism

Column
Mijke Akkermans
17/09/2019
4 minutes to read

The necessity of the powerful practice of menstrual activism is deliniated in this column, which discusses its development and achievements, a personal opinion on its influence and its presence in the contemporary artistic sphere.

Uitgewezen: over Apu, racisme en boekenverbranding

Column
Goedele Ghijsen
13/09/2019
4 minutes to read

In deze pittige column stelt Goedele Ghijsen niet alleen het racisme aan de kaak, ze pleit ook voor de diversificatie van de jeugdliteratuur (en de boekenkast van Lisa Simpson).

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How EU families in Britain are coping with Brexit uncertainty

Column
Nando Sigona
10/09/2019
5 minutes to read

Brexit is usually thought of in terms of the nation and the EU. Less attention is spent on the impact of the Brexit negotations on mixed families and the uncertainty it creates. 

Corbyn at Glastonbury

The Corbyn spy hoax and the cycle of fake news

Column
Jan Blommaert
09/09/2019
5 minutes to read

In February 2018, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was accused by the British tabloids of having been a Soviet spy. The media debate following these allegations offer us a glimpse the structure of a new media environment and the making of fake news.

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How AOC turned C-SPAN into a media hit

Column
Jan Blommaert
03/09/2019
6 minutes to read

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez congressional hearing interventions have turned C-SPAN's traditionally unspectacular broadcasts into a highly successful hybrid media format.

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Interested in globalization? Watch cricket

Column
Jan Blommaert
25/06/2019
7 minutes to read

The Cricket World Cup 2019 is a global media event of enormous size, while cricket itself is practiced only in a relatively small area in the world. How come?

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White terrorism, white genocide and metapolitics2.0

Column
Ico Maly
23/05/2019
7 minutes to read

The terrorist attack in New Zealand has an offline and an online dimension and it is crucial that we take this online/offline nexus on board when analyzing contemporary white terrorism. says Ico Maly (Tilburg University).

Emma Watson on Framing

Column
Jan Blommaert
21/05/2019
6 minutes to read

Emma Watson's Instagram reaction to the Alabama abortion bill accurately exposes the work of framing in public debates, and shows an educational use of social media. 

Why authors should be grateful for social media

Column
Lola Vos
30/04/2019
9 minutes to read

This article discusess the ways in which authors can benefit from social media. What are the different strategies authors can introduce on social media? 

Liberalism, aka ‘the left’ in the US?

Column
Christian Chun
23/04/2019
5 minutes to read

In his new column, Christian Chun zooms in on the use of 'liberalism' and 'liberals' as a synonym for the left in United States. Socialism and the left should should not be conflated with liberalism.