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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.
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Dive into the Mermaidkin's online world

Article
Idhuna Pastoor
03/05/2019
18 minutes to read

Have you ever heard of Mermaidkin? It is an online community who identifies with - not as - Mermaids/Mermen. This article is an analysis of Mermaidkin, supported by empirical data from the social media platform AminoApps.

Yinka Shonibare’s art as an expression of hybrid identity

Article
Fleur Aarts
06/02/2019
10 minutes to read

Yinka Shonibare plays with his hybrid identity as a British-Nigerian artist. In this analysis of 'The Swing', his layered cultural identity shines through. 

Dunkirk: History Re-created for the Big Screen

Paper
Fernanda Delgado
09/11/2018
14 minutes to read

How much truth can we find in fictional representations of history? This paper explores the real and fictional elements in Chrsitopher Nolan's Dunkirk, and how they work together to immerse its audience in the historical event.

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Millennials and their ‘backpack full of apps’

Article
Lea Goeron
07/05/2019
10 minutes to read

Millennials are a diverse group of independent individuals, who travel more and in all sorts of ways. Although they do not have the same purchasing power as previous generations, they are willing to spend for an 'authentic' travel adventure.

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Music tourism

Article
Kasia Zaleska
21/01/2019
11 minutes to read

Among the new tourism trends that have been caused by globalization is music tourism. Nowadays, people will travel great distances to see their favorite artist or to escape their daily life. What motivates these festivalgoers?

Matcha: Don't let yourself be fooled by superfoods

Article
Federica Morgandi
02/05/2019
9 minutes to read

Superfoods are hot, and so is Matcha, the powdered green tea. Matcha is more than just tea, it is a superfood, an identity emblem and a social media phenomenon. 

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.