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Rhythm and Rebellion - a review of Fela Kuti’s activism and music (Fela Kuti)

Review
Daniel Obubo
19/11/2021
10 minutes to read

This review looks into two songs by Nigerian musician and activist Fela Kuti, Teacher Don’t Teach Me Nonsense and Sorrow tears and Blood.

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The controversial 'I no longer participate' hashtag

Article
Simone Sprangers
04/01/2021
15 minutes to read

A group of Dutch celebrities started a 'I no longer participate' hashtag on Instagram. This is a protest action against the government's management of the coronacrisis. What can this tell us about digitalization influences of news media? 

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Instagram slideshows: making the political 'aesthetic'

Article
Jessaline Tanjung
04/12/2020
14 minutes to read

This article explores how Instagram slide shows rose to prominence during the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests, and what this means for the future of online activism. 

Kneel like a true American: Protesting in American civil religion

Paper
Eva van Malsen
23/10/2020
11 minutes to read

The negative public response to Colin Kaepernick taking a knee can be explained through America's passive sense of civil religion. However, his act should not be shoved aside as disrespectful, but as an act of 'tough love' patriotism.