identity

Accentplafond

Column
Jos Swanenberg
15/02/2017
4 minutes to read

Jos Swanenberg reageert op een artikel in de Metro, dat stelt dat Brabantse jongeren zich voor hun accent schamen.

Fashion as tyranny: beauty standards and social pressure

Article
Meauraine van Gorp
23/03/2017
8 minutes to read

This article looks at the influence of fashion on women from different cultures. This article shows that women can be influenced by the ideals of a society and that fashion can be used in order to be included or excluded.

Image of One Direction's Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne

Aren’t you a bit too old for that?

Paper
Lisanne Nugteren
01/11/2018
12 minutes to read

Micro-hegemonies give shape to our identity. Lisanne Nugteren describes a few micro-hegemonies in her own life and explains related terminology.

Being a teacher

Paper
p.t.school@uvt.nl School
01/11/2018
14 minutes to read

This paper analyzes personal  identity changes.The casestudy shows how social norms, 'enoughness' and privacy influence identity.

Amanda Todd

The digital age and online bullying

Paper
Lovise Neess
03/10/2018
19 minutes to read

This paper aims to explore how the digital age influences social behavior within the context of online bullying, with case of Amanda Todd as point of reference. The analysis is done from a broad sociological perspective.

Afro hair, Afro beauty, Afro Italian

Paper
Addes Tesfamariam
01/11/2018
21 minutes to read

Micro-hegemony, a term introduced by Blommaert and Varis, refers to the dynamic complexity of values, beliefs and perceptions that shape one’s identity. Here I show how hair, beauty and nationality framed my Afro-Black-European identity.

"How our plates make the world go round"

Deconstructing the 'Kapsalon'

Article
Anastasia Goana
01/09/2016
5 minutes to read

In this article, Anastasia Goana Go Ying Ying deconstructs the 'kapsalon shoarma'. She argues that the kapsalon can be read as an index of superdiversity.

Agha, Silverstein, Rampton happy hour

Chronotopic identities

Academic paper
Jan Blommaert
02/11/2016
15 minutes to read

Most of our identity work is "chronotopic" in nature: it is organized, regimented and ordered by specific timespace conditions. An awareness of this fact has implications for identity and culture theory.

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