Culture studies

Check our wiki on this topic

Hidden transcipts

Wiki
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.

The supposed authenticity of social media celebrities

Article
Aniek van den Brandt
03/12/2018
8 minutes to read

Social media celebrities are a phenomenon from the last decade. They seem to be authentic and just like you. Or rather, that's what they want you to believe.

lehman brothers financial crisis  gekko gordan wallstreet

The Play of the Banker: Ten Years After Lehman's Downfall

Column
Daan Rutten
20/09/2018
4 minutes to read

Will bankers cause another financial crisis? Without a doubt, Daan Rutten predicts, when we try to turn them into ‘beautiful souls’. Banking is a game, and therefore a banker must be a player.

Empress Theodora: A feminist at the dawn of the Middle Ages

Article
Nikos Papadopoulos
21/11/2018
11 minutes to read

We often think of feminism of something that started with the 19th century suffragette movements. This article, however, shows that ancient empress Theodora of Byzanthium was one of the precursors of modern-day feminism.

Body politics

File

Obsession with one’s body is often part of growing up. The unspoken question is here: which standard are we trying to apply to ourselves?

Banksy Brexit mural of man chipping away at EU flag in Dover

Banksy: de anonieme publieke intellectueel

Paper
Maud Schoonen
02/02/2018
18 minutes to read

Dit essay zet uiteen of Banksy beschouwd kan worden als publieke intellectueel en gebruikt een literatuurstudie om de casus Banksy te analyseren. Ook wordt er ook gekeken naar de retorische kwaliteiten van de kunstenaar.