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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.

Contemporary vampires: Should we be afraid of the dark?

Article
Savina Karneva
22/05/2020
12 minutes to read

Real vampires live among us. Who are they, what indexes a "real vampire", and are they a threat to society? This article delves into what shapes real vampires into a deviant social group.

antonion gramsci

Alle mensen zijn intellectuelen. Van Gramsci naar Breitbart (Antonio Gramsci, Arthur Weststeijn)

Review
Jan Blommaert
28/12/2019
14 minutes to read

De Nederlandstalige uitgave van fragmenten uit Gramscis notities is extreem relevant voor het begrijpen van hedendaagse politiek.

Coffee places in Tilburg as linguistic landscapes

Article
Savina Karneva
07/08/2020
20 minutes to read

In this article, we analyze three different coffee places in Tilburg as linguistic landscapes in order to illustate hidden indexical meanings found in them, which point to their history, their present, and their future with customers.

Skaters in Eindhoven

When are you 'skater enough' in Eindhoven?

Article
Tinka Krikke
14/04/2020
10 minutes to read

Skaters in Eindhoven seem to form communities with their own norms and ideas about authenticity. How does one become an authentic skater in the city and how do they represent themselves on social media?

The exclusiveness of Oeteldonkers

Article
Pip Minkels
21/02/2020
16 minutes to read

Every year during Carnaval, the Dutch city of Den Bosch turns into 'Oeteldonk' and its inhabitants turn into 'Oeteldonkers'. This article deals with the characteristics that make someone an authentic Oeteldonker.

Zhu Hua

Diggit profile: Zhu Hua

Interview
Jan Blommaert
09/01/2020

Global geopolitical and technological changes have deeply affected the identity work performed by young Chinese-heritage children in the UK and beyond. Zhu Hua highlights the complexities of these processes.

Being an NBA fan in Taiwan

Article
Chi-chieh Huang
15/05/2020
16 minutes to read

In light of the NBA-China controversy triggered in October 2019, the article examines the identity construction of Taiwanese NBA fans.

Borat: a Bi-cultural Mockumentary

Paper
Valentina Brkan
29/11/2019
12 minutes to read

As a bi-cultural mockumentary, Borat manages to parody, critique and deconstruct both American and Kazakh culture.