Academic publishing

Nowadays, academic publishing has become a multi-billion industry. Not knowledge as such, but profits are key in this industry. This commodification of knowledge production can be seen as a treath to academic culture. 

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Farewell, Jan Blommaert

Article
Tom Van Hout
12/01/2021
2 minutes to read

Tom Van Hout says farewell to Jan Blommaert. He praises not only the academic, but also the man who normalized vulnerability

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Jan Blommaert on life

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In this file, we collect the work Jan Blommaert has written for Diggit Magazine and work of others about his impact on the academic field. 

How My People My Country Reconstructs Chinese National Identity

Academic paper
Haiyan Huang
20/10/2020
34 minutes to read

In this paper, we focus on investigating the discursive strategies appropriated by and the new connotations of Chinese national identity and nationalism advocated in the recent Chinese national blockbuster My People My Country (MPMC).

Although we tend to think about digital humanities as the application of quantitative methods to digitized material, other digital tools can impact scholarship considerably. I introduce three types of born-digital publications: public databases, hypertext journals, and companion websites. I argue that these are digital humanities tools that drive nonlinear research practices, enabling personal and communal readings.

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Academic publishing

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Academic publishing is part of academia, but at the same time it is predatory and destroying healthy academic life.

Dr. Inge van de Ven

Inge van de Ven on big books in times of 'Big Data'

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The Editors
04/05/2020

In her book, Big Books in Times of Big Data, Dr. Inge van de Ven from Tilburg University explores the ways in which "the digital" has influenced, and will continue to influence, the novel as a genre.