Social groups in the digital world

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boby positivity

Body positivity online

Article
Jelske van Es
08/04/2019
14 minutes to read

Body positivity is an online movement with an increasing amount of supporters. These body positivists used social media to spread their 'body positive' message. How do people respond to body positivity? And how can we recognize body positivity?

Metalheads: fighting the stereotypes

Paper
Karlijn Raaijmakers
01/11/2018
16 minutes to read

Do you really need to have dirty long hair, black clothes, band T-shirts and be covered in tattoos and piercings to classify as a metalhead? This paper portrays the micro-population of metalheads and how it deals with its many stereotypes. 

First male beauty blogger (age 17) becomes a Cover Boy

How to -movies and virality: Male beauty bloggers

Paper
Nataliia Vdovychenko
01/11/2018
18 minutes to read

Male beauty bloggers are a new internet sensation with millions of followers, viral videos and inspiring life stories. How did they become so successful?

constructing authenticity

How to appear authentic in a digital world

Paper
Miah Ke-leigh
03/04/2018
23 minutes to read

How authentic are we really? The increase of digital influencers and the pressure on users to reach a certain following or look a certain way before posting a photo, questions the idea of online authenticity. 

TAylor Swift Swifties Fandom superdiversity

Superdiversity within the Swifties

Article
Sam van Alebeek
08/11/2018
10 minutes to read

The fandom of Taylor Swift consists of people from places all over the world. However, they do wear the same merchandise and interact with each other on online platforms, so in what way exactly are Swifties superdiverse? 

Taylor Swift as an Alt-Right icon appropriation

Why is Taylor Swift associated with the Alt-Right movement?

Article
Jady van Leusden
01/11/2018
18 minutes to read

Taylor Swift is the embodiment of the perfect Nazi woman. At least, according to some members of the alt-right movement. But why? This is an article on the images behind the pop-icon and the Alt-Right movement. And finds a connection.