globalization

André Rieu as a glocalization phenomenon

Article
Bettie Cörvers
26/06/2020
13 minutes to read

Dutch violinist André Rieu is operating on a global and local field of the music industry with enormous success. This article explores how Rieu strikes a balance in building a glocal identity through his language use and social media presence.

A once solely Jamaican based music style and culture started in the Jamaican dancehalls, inspired by ska and rocksteady, took over the world in the ’70s, Reggae.

Reggae as a global culture scape

Article
Naomi Hofman
22/06/2020
16 minutes to read

Jamaica is the center of a huge global culture scape: reggae. This article analyzes the globalization and history of reggae culture using Appadurai's concept of hard and soft globalization and Wallerstein's world-system analysis. 

Globalization, commodification, social media, internet, cheap flights, global and local

Music festivals: Interconnectedness all over the world

Article
Vita van Hellenberg Hubar
13/04/2022
11 minutes to read

Cultural globalization produces global festivals with local music festival characteristics that include an increased focus on environmental issues. Communities on- and offline are thus connected with the help of social media and cheap flights. 

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The controversial dilemma's of slum tourism

Article
Noor W.
29/09/2021
12 minutes to read

Increasingly, the slum tourism trend is raising controversial dilemma's. Can it be seen as a form of exploitation of locals living in undeveloped areas?

yellow veste, france, tawain, revolt,

Yellow Vests from France to Taiwan: A globalized icon of resistance

Article
Lisa van Turnhout
03/02/2020
11 minutes to read

The article discusses how the yellow Hi-Viz vests used by French activists became a global icon of resistance for different, local causes around the world, and how the internet has been the force that propelled this idea forward.

Jane the Virgin header image, advertisement poster

Jane The Virgin: a westernized telenovela

Article
Emma Wieringa
27/04/2020
12 minutes to read

Telenovelas have been on Latin American television for a long time, but they are now starting to gain global attention. How does Jane the Virgin represent telenovelas in the western world?

The Digital Little Red Book

Column
Mingyi Hou
08/10/2019
9 minutes to read

This article explains the functionalities of the Digital little red book or Xuexi Qiangguo with the concept of gamification and its sociopolitical implications on governmentality.

Akihabara, commons.wikipedia.org

Everything you need to know about otaku

Article
Federica Morgandi
15/03/2019
17 minutes to read

Otaku is a subculture that originated in Japan. It later spread internationally because of globalization. As a consequence, internet communities of otaku grew. There are sometimes converging, other times diverging features.