Digital media and Politics

More information on this course, the track and the lecturer(s) can be found here

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. 

Play and metapolitics in Angry Goy II

Paper
Shannon Verhoef
06/05/2019
13 minutes to read

This article examines how videogame Angry Goy 2 constructs its anti-Semitic and white supremacist messages, and if this videogame is ready to effectively enter and succeed in the metapolitical arena.

Fighting Liberal Democracy – An Attempt to classify Trump

Article
Sophia Würtz
30/01/2019
13 minutes to read

Observing Trump's actions is somehow contradictive - what we see is an economic nationalism on the one side, but neoliberal actions on the other side. This is why one could indeed speak of neoliberal nationalism.

American Dad and American Politics

Article
Taylore Nacey
16/04/2019
9 minutes to read

Does a satirical television show like American Dad have political impact? Or is it only about venting frustrations and making you laugh?

Farage, Brexit and the anti-Enlightenment

Article
Dieuwertje Schipper
17/01/2019
13 minutes to read

After Brexit, we can see what a success Farage's campaign has been. By talking about the right issues during crises, Farage appealed to a certain population in the UK. His active online campaign was also a major contributing factor in his success.

Climate change, right wing, Climate change denial

Climate change and its denial by right-wing media

Article
Jorge Hovens
23/04/2019
13 minutes to read

An analysis of the climate change denial rhetoric from the American right-wing media like Breitbart, Fox News and The Blaze. 

Ai Weiwei, activism, politics

Ai Weiwei and the Art of Activism

Article
Ghyli Kirshner
14/05/2019
12 minutes to read

Whether pictures of his middle finger in front of national buildings or a recreation of a drowned refugee, Ai Weiwei is not afraid to shock and confront people with his art works.