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Critical cartography

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Critical cartography refers to the academic field in which products and processes of cartography are critically analysed in order to reveal hegemonic power-relations.

Panopticon

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The panopticon is a structure of power-knowledge, used by Michel Foucault to describe a system in which totalized surveillance can be organized.

Multimodal Discourse Analysis

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Multimodal discourse analysis is a method that takes into account multiple modes of communication and how they interact with one another.

Actor-Network Theory (ANT)

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Actor-Network Theory is a theoretical and methodological approach that sees all social phenomena as the product of network interactions. It is unique in that it recognizes both objects and technologies as network nodes equal with human actants.

Ideology

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

Chronotope

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A chronotope, as defined by Bakhtin, is a specific spacetime context enabling a plot, characters, and rules for action and meaning.

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.

Identity

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Identity refers to various aspects of how we see ourselves, how we show ourselves to others, and how we perceive others.

Hidden transcipts

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Hidden transcripts is a concept often used in discussions of power and resistance, and it refers to forms of resistance and dissent that are kept out of sight for those in power.

Coevalness

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The term coevalness refers to sharing the same timeframe. Much like 'medieval' refers to the middle ages, co-eval refers to a shared age.

Globalization

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Globalization refers to the process of increasing interconnectedness between different parts of the world, creating global modes of organization and conduct. 

Eurobeat and Para Para Dance: An Italian-Japanese Relationship

Paper
Nathaly Yumi da Silva
05/07/2021
10 minutes to read

This paper presents, from a cultural perspective of globalization, the case study of the relationship between Eurobeat music genre, originated from Italy, and Para Para, a dance style from Japan.
 

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California scheming: Miranda July's Kajillionaire (Miranda July)

Review
Bettie Cörvers
04/06/2021
7 minutes to read

In Miranda July's 2020 film Kajillionaire, Old Dolio's life is turned upside down when her criminal parents invite an outsider to join them in their scamming practices. She feels the need to detach from her hustling parents.

Netflix series Emily In Paris

Emily in Paris: Bonjour clichés! (Darren Star)

Review
Tinka Krikke
05/05/2021
8 minutes to read

The new series 'Emily in Paris' has already received a lot of attention, but not without the critique. Parisians are routinely portrayed with a very essentialized and stereotypical national identity, which shapes our idea of 'Frenchness'. 

Glee ( Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan)

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Luna-Anastasia Riedel
29/01/2021
7 minutes to read

Glee is an American musical-comedy television drama with a typical American high school setting and deals with a group of diverse teenagers who all connect through being in the school’s show choir. 

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Content Moderation on YouTube and its Effects on Users

Article
Elise Stegmann
20/09/2021
9 minutes to read

The effect of the YouTube Adpocalypse on how content is moderated on YouTube, and how content creators are negatively affected by these moderations

Facial recognition law enforcement

Facial recognition discriminates, but who is to blame?

Article
Tinka Krikke
01/04/2021
3 minutes to read

This article analyzes law enforcement discrimination via facial recognition technology, focusing on philosophical theories of responsibility. If no one can control AI, who is responsible for the discrimination it causes?