globalization

How eSports became mainstream

Paper
Lucas Westphall
21/12/2018
18 minutes to read

This paper tries to uncover the reason behind the impact globalization has on eSports, the impact eSport have on globalization and how Twitch.TV helps enhance this. 

Lauren Zentz

Lauren Zentz on Digital Culture in 2018 and 2019

Interview
The Editors
14/12/2018

In this interview Lauren Zentz shares her thoughts about the impact of digital culture, and talks about her hopes for the future. For instance, she hopes that her work will contribute to our understandings of how to conduct sociolinguistic and ethnographic research that accounts for the power and even the ubiquity of the internet in many people’s daily lives.

fingerprint scanning

Why biometric data is not safe anymore

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
09/01/2019
7 minutes to read

Biometric data plays a huge role in our everyday lives. We use it to unlock our phones, for bank payments, memberships and travelling. But do we ever think about risks connected to our biometric privacy?

Marcuse's grave, cultural marxism, hoax, conspiracy theory new right

Why has Cultural Marxism become the enemy?

Column
Jan Blommaert
22/11/2018
13 minutes to read

Cultural Marxism is blamed for "globalism" and its discontents. Perhaps exploring globalization can be an alternative for this deeply flawed conspiracy theory.

The Pearl River Delta: a region of copycats or a center of innovation?

Article
Lennart Menger
14/01/2019
18 minutes to read

The Pearl River Delta, an economic miracle that is still struggling with a negative 'copycat' imago. Lennart Menger, a student from Tilburg University, argues to what extent the region has managed it to transform into a center of innovation.

Maastricht University sued for being too "international"

Article
S.D.R.Coenegracht@uvt.nl Coenegracht
21/06/2018
13 minutes to read

The debate about the increasing internationalization in Dutch higher education recently became quite controversial as universities across the Netherlands were being sued for teaching in English. 

Mai 68 50 years later. Revolution Revolt

Did anything happen in May 68?

Column
Jan Blommaert
07/05/2018
11 minutes to read

Was May 68 just a moment of countercultural protest? No, it was big, very big.