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This article seeks to explorer the way in which world politics appear in local music.

Pop music and Trump: World politics in local popular music

Paper
Renske Jacobs
17/08/2020
14 minutes to read

Globalization has changed the production of music. In this paper, we explore the way in which world politics appear in local music and how audiences engage with this, through two case studies of songs by De Staat and The 1975.

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Lizzo, body positivity and being '100% THAT bitch'

Article
Simone Sprangers
19/02/2020
17 minutes to read

The infamous line '100% that bitch' from hit song 'Truth Hurts', made rapper Lizzo one of the biggest names in music today. Her success story is closely connected to the current phase of globalization.

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Interested in globalization? Watch cricket

Column
Jan Blommaert
25/06/2019
7 minutes to read

The Cricket World Cup 2019 is a global media event of enormous size, while cricket itself is practiced only in a relatively small area in the world. How come?

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I’m an Instagram Influencer, what do you do for a living?

Article
Lisa Veraa
04/03/2019
13 minutes to read

The globalization stage we live in can best be defined as a network society. This network society has brought us new 'jobs' like the Instagram influencer. What does this say about how our current society affects the way we view work?

The popularity of 'exotic' make-up

Article
Baowen Miao
02/12/2019
8 minutes to read

This article digs into the current trend of pursuing 'exotic' make-up, a trend which is widely all over the world. 

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How did catfishing come into our society?

Article
Anna Meerts
05/12/2018
10 minutes to read

This article deals with one of the downsides of digitalization called catfishing. Do you know what online phenomenon 'Catfishing' is? This article provides the answer.