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Conferences, course readers and citations. Challenging the Politics of Knowledge

Column
Ana Deumert
28/06/2018
4 minutes to read

In this column, Ana Deumert reflects on the politics of knowledge that shape research and teaching. She argues that in order to realize sociolinguistics as a truly international and inclusive discipline, we need to change our citation practices. 

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Taylor Swift and the story of the Swifties fandom

Article
Amber van As
07/05/2018
15 minutes to read

The fans of pop icon Taylor Swift call themselves the Swifties. This article will provide an introduction to this social group and its functioning.

The politics of #shutdown: from capitalism to popular protest

Column
Ana Deumert
28/09/2017
4 minutes to read

In this column Ana Deumert looks at the meaning and practice of shutdown. Originally used in the context of capitalist expansion and workforce disciplining, it has been adopted as a grassroots tool of rebellion against the status quo. 

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The end of Academia.edu: how business takes over, again

Column
Ico Maly
22/02/2018
3 minutes to read

Academia.edu used to be a refreshing and very useful platform for academics and students all over the world. That has ended with academia.edu introducing  the ‘paid search’, says Ico Maly (Tilburg University).  

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Article
Jan Blommaert
03/10/2016
4 minutes to read

At the heart of TINA (There Is No Alternative), there is a lie revolving around the suggestion of absolute and uncontrollable actors shaping fields to which we can only respond. This lie deserves close inspection.