Racism is not a new thing in the US. Racism and anti-racist struggle are a crucial part of the history of the US. Understanding that history and how it plays in contemporary politics and society is thus a must. From blacklivesmatters to the lindy Hopp.
As of today, protests condemning George Floyd's murder by police officer Derek Chauvin have taken place in all 50 U.S. states (more than 750 U.S. cities), and in more than 60 countries. The anger and despair that was channeled through massive uprisings, now mingle with hope and possibility. A return to status quo appears to no longer be politically viable.
The reactions to the Black Lives Matter protests are an indications of the structural racism in the US, says Christian Chun.
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.
The very American phrase "nation of immigrants, nation of laws" now characterizes very different and polarized Americas.
Does a satirical television show like American Dad have political impact? Or is it only about venting frustrations and making you laugh?
Class is a slippery slope, it seems. At least the way it is perceived, embodied, and practiced in the U.S., where I was born and spent most of my life.
On February 14, 2018, a 19 year-old male opened fire on his former high school in Parkland, Florida. Christian Chun connects those mass shootings to the cultural and economic dimensions of 'owning a gun'.
A dance that was once part of local culture is now spreading across the globe. By breaking racial barriers Lindy Hop brought different races together during segregation.
President Donald Trump's populist message took the United States, and the world, by storm. His fiery, controversial use of Twitter is certainly unique. But, there is another force behind his success: Steve Bannon and Breitbart News.
The question 'who is the victim?' is an important social directive that shapes the struggles for victimhood in which Black Lives Matters, U.S. police forces and their various (counter)publics are currently engaging.
To understand police-public relationships, we need to study more imperceptible types of resistance and the complex, interlinked nature of plugged-in publics and their online, non-embodied, and thus less visible protests against police.
This paper is about the impact of the social movement Black Lives Matter on the message Hillary Clinton wanted to convey on racial justice during the 2016 US presidential elections.
'The battle around the protest of football players underscores the great significance that gestures of protest can acquire in specific historical moments and contexts and such prominence explains the violent reactions against them,' says De Fina.
I ’m the Tony Manero character played by John Travolta in the film, Saturday Night Fever. I may think of myself as a White working-class guy but is it received as such in US society?Now one may ask, what’s the problem? So what if you are?
A paper exploring the alt-right and its relationship with new and old media. What makes this movement tick?
The emergence of the internet has provided us with all kinds of dating communities on websites and social media. This paper discusses how online interracial dating communities function in the 21st century.
The Black Lives Matter movement has become a real phenomenon in American society. Iris Wijers analyzes this powerful and polarizing movement.
In this second article on Trump's message, Ico Maly analyzes Donald Trump's "bragging-message machine". Winning elections is not about how well informed or intelligent a candidate is, it’s about ‘Message’.
In this first article on "Trump's Message", Ico Maly analyzes the negative messaging of the adversaries of Donald Trump. He argues that the framing of Trump as a clown makes us blind to the power of his message.