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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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.

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Diggit Profiles

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In the Diggit Profiles, we engage in a conversation with junior and senior scholars whose work reflects and speaks to the issues we like to highlight on Diggit Magazine. We interview scholars from all over the world, inquiring into the issues they address in their work, the social relevance of their work, its public character and impact. The result is a series of interviews in which interviewees get ample space and time to talk about what is fundamental for them, and for us.

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Carnival: just another party?

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Ruben Bastiaanse
04/03/2019
13 minutes to read

The future of carnival: is the traditional character and historical function of carnival at peril?

What is your name English course

Academic guidelines, generalization and inequality

Column
Marissa Bakx
12/11/2018
5 minutes to read

Day in day out, we as scholars use academic guidelines like the APA referencing style. This form of standardization is broadly accepted by the academic world. But did you ever think about the system of standardization itself? 

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Challenging the politics of knowledge, continued

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Jan Blommaert
24/11/2018
9 minutes to read

Jan Blommaert: 'In the discussion on the politics of knowledge, the political-economic dimension is absent. Academics can do more and better things in attempts to redress existing racial and gender inequalities.'

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

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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.