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Authorized Heritage Discourse

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The ‘Authorized Heritage Discourse’ (AHD) is a concept that was introduced by Laurajane Smith in 2006 to describe how attention is focused on “aesthetically pleasing material objects, sites, places and/or landscapes” through the dominance of “technical and aesthetic experts, and institutionalized in state cultural agencies and amenity societies”.

Heritage Participation

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Heritage participation refers to a variety of practices that focus on involving the public in relation to cultural heritage. Some of these practices might support co-creation and empowerment, while other practices might merely inform or consult the public — two activities that are not always considered 'genuine' participation.

Online-offline nexus

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The online-offline nexus is a description of social reality in the post-digital age. We live our social lives increasingly at the intersection of online and offline forces.

Culture

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Culture is shorthand for the stuff that makes human interactions meaningful and comprehensible.

Ideology

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Ideology is any set of socially structured ideas guiding behavior and thought in particular domains of life.

Orientalism

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Orientalism refers to a long tradition of Western representations of the Orient as exotic and 'non-coeval' with the West.

Indexicality

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Meaning that emerges out of text-context relations. Apart from (often) having a denotational meaning, linguistic and other signs are indexical in that they suggest metapragmatic, metalinguistic, metadiscursive features of meaning. Thus, an utterance may indexically invoke social norms, roles, identities.

Enoughness

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Enoughness is a theory of contemporary identity that states that identities are constructed out of a particular portion ("enough") of emblematic identity features.

Ethnography

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Ethnography can be defined as the small-scale study of human behavior through "clinical" observation and intersubjective participation.

Designers rethink social boundaries with gender-neutral fashion

Paper
Stefan Immens
12/09/2022
14 minutes to read

Society is in constant change adapting to what is happening in the global environment. The fashion industry is getting stronger every day because it has been adapting in unique ways to society such as gender-neutral fashion.

Five of the main characters of Skam walking, with yellow text saying SKAM in front of them.

The lived experience of teenagers in Norway and beyond in Skam (Julie Andem)

Review
Marieke Weeda
07/09/2022
7 minutes to read

This review explains how greatly the Norwegian show SKAM deals with themes of identity in both globally universal and locally specific ways.

The MCU is the Marvel Cinematic Universe: a franchise and shared-universe in which 23 movies produced by Marvel Studios take place.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe: a realistic fictional world

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Renske Jacobs
24/08/2022
11 minutes to read

In this paper, we explore how Marvel Studios creates a fictional universe that remains realistic in its own right. The main focus is on the reality effect, the paradox of fiction and consistency in the movies' characters.

The war in Ukraine and the end of everything

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Kevin Doyle
13/05/2022
33 minutes to read

Kevin Doyle doesn't understand why we let ourselves be reduced to passive observers of the war in Ukraine. Will we one day wake up – complicit and deranged – as nothing more than spectators at the end of everything?

Algorithmic world-making : a speculative view on representation

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Antonio Sforna
13/06/2022
13 minutes to read

This paper delves deep into the epistemic and interpretative ambiguity introduced by algorithms. They are not really understood by the everyday person. However, this paper introduces useful concepts to think about these topics.

Screenshots from party bus footage Vindicat

The deviant image of student association Vindicat

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Ruben den Boer
16/03/2022
16 minutes to read

How student association Vindicat tried to restore its own image by labeling individual members as 'deviants' (and failed).