superdiversity

Taylor Swift Fans Concert

Taylor Swift and the story of the Swifties fandom

Article
Amber van As
01/11/2018
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.

Integration

File

Since the 1990s, all over Europe political parties have developped integration policies and integration discourses as a response to new patterns of migration. This file from Diggit Magazine zooms in on these integration policies.

When “integration” divides

Column
Janus Spindler Møller
20/11/2017
5 minutes to read

When theoretical concepts become politicized, they are re-interpreted to fit political strategies.  A prime example is the term “integration”. In Denmark it functions as a normative tool to adjust behavior, rather than creating new unities.

A superdiverse group

Superdiversity changes the world and people in it

Article
Monika Nemcová
11/12/2018
7 minutes to read

What is superdiversity? This article looks at the concept of social identity in context of the contemporary superdiverse world and explains why it needs to be reconceptualized.

Peiro

From mobility to complexity in sociolinguistic theory and method

Academic paper
Jan Blommaert
13/06/2016
29 minutes to read

A theoretical and methodological paradigm sift is underway in sociolinguistics, in which insights in the mobility of sociolinguistic phenomena leads to a complexity perspective with far-reaching effects.