identity

the joy luck club movie review

The Joy Luck Club: the joy in finally being understood (Amy Tan (author); Wayne Wang (director))

Review
Jessaline Tanjung
23/12/2022
10 minutes to read

The Joy Luck Club is the pioneer of Asian American representation on the big screen. It emphasizes the expectations to be 'Chinese' from your own family and the struggle to be understood by your own family, all due to the cultural gaps.

Harry Potter's School Houses and the Analysis of Multiculturalism

Article
Luna-Anastasia Riedel
11/11/2022
11 minutes to read

This article will discuss the multiculturalism shown in the universe of Harry Potter, where group formation and school houses play a big role in self-identification and stereotyping. 

Terrorising Ourselves: What Us Can Teach Us about Authenticity

Paper
Rebecca de Jongh
15/02/2021
10 minutes to read

This paper investigates the concept of authenticity through analysing the movie Us (Peele, 2019). Theories on authenticity by Charles Taylor and various ideas about the uncanny valley are used to analyse this intriguing movie.

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Reshaping Vegan Masculinity

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
09/11/2020
16 minutes to read

What is vegan masculinity? And what happens if we combine veganism and bodybuilding? 

Photography meets the digital age: VSCO girls and tourist hotspots

Article
Pip Minkels
22/11/2019
11 minutes to read

Digital media have changed the way we use photography. Pictures are not just about capturing of moments we want to remember anymore, but they are more oriented towards being shared. This article deals with the changes photography is seeing today.

Chinese Indonesian hairdresser in Jakarta, Indonesia

Identity crisis: the confusion of being Chinese Indonesian

Article
Jessaline Tanjung
05/11/2019
11 minutes to read

Chinese Indonesians experience a kind of constant identity crisis, not knowing whether they belong to Chinese or Indonesian society. This article explores how they strike a delicate balance in the in-between.

Influencers and identity. Who do you want to be?

Article
Rob Dekkers
17/09/2019
12 minutes to read

Even for kids it is quite easy to present themselves to the world and learn to manipulate their online identity. But how does constructed identity affect online culture and what is the effect of impression management on our notion of authenticity.

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What is the phenomenon of Banksy?

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
28/10/2022
18 minutes to read

The article discusses the phenomenon of Banksy's art and its artistic and cultural value in relation to his anonymity. As a case study, Banksy's work exemplifies the intertwining of media, art, and activism in this day and age.