In Via Genua the acclaimed Dutch writer Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer introduces the Italian city as an ‘African city’. Odile Heynders (Tilburg University) argues that this ‘Italian tour’ should be obligatory to our representative politicians.
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.
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.