nationalism

Waving Spanish Flag

How is VOX making the Spanish flag wave again?

Article
Jozefien Boone
14/09/2020
17 minutes to read

The rise of the far-right party VOX is changing the political climate of Spain. By hegemonizing the ideology of the New Right, the party re-introduces nationalism in the country's politics and public debate. 

black pete

Who are the Black Pete supporters?

Article
Beau Swierstra
04/12/2020
14 minutes to read

Black Pete is part of the Dutch Sinterklaas tradition, but is seen as racist by many. Each year, Dutch nationalists are becoming more and more active aiming to keep Black Pete "as black as possible". Who are the people that defend Black Pete?

Slavic Union

Pan-Slavism, Russian populism and the annexation of Crimea

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
31/08/2020
25 minutes to read

The annexation of Crimea was regarded as a huge success by Russian Pan-Slavists and as a victory against the West. This article examines how Pan-Slavism and populist discourse contributed to the annexation of the region.

Chinese intellectuals, digital media, weibo,

Where have the Chinese public intellectuals gone?

Column
Mingyi Hou
12/03/2019
9 minutes to read

In the democratization paradigm the focus is on the question to what extent media institutions are free from state intervention. In this column, Mingyi Hou questions the usefulness of this paradigm to explain why Chinese public intellectuals seem to be disappearing.

Benjamin De Cleen

Benjamin De Cleen on Digital Culture in 2018 & 2019

Interview
The Editors
19/12/2018

According to Benjamin De Cleen, we need to be careful with making big claims about the impact of new media technology. However, people do need to consider important changes in the discourse and in the communication strategies.

AFD

The AfD white men Advent calendar

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
20/12/2018
5 minutes to read

AfD (Alternative für Deutschland), the German far-right party, issued a white men Advent campaign. The political movement uses this Advent calendar to promote their new right ideology and Euroscepticism.

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.