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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.

Linguistic landscape

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Linguistic landscape is an object of sociolinguistic analysis and comprises publicly visible language samples displayed in a certain area.

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.

Ethnography

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

Digital ethnography

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Digital ethnography is a specific approach to research ‘on online practices and communications, and on offline practices shaped by digitalisation’
Lauren Zentz

Lauren Zentz on Digital Culture in 2018 and 2019

Interview
The Editors
14/12/2018

In this interview Lauren Zentz shares her thoughts about the impact of digital culture, and talks about her hopes for the future. For instance, she hopes that her work will contribute to our understandings of how to conduct sociolinguistic and ethnographic research that accounts for the power and even the ubiquity of the internet in many people’s daily lives.

Fandom of AKB48 Groups

Article
Tatsuya Ishikawa
02/09/2019
13 minutes to read

AKB48 is a Japanese idol group with more than 100 young female singers. Learn all about this group and its fandom!

Hydrate or diedrate: The Studyblr community on Tumblr

Article
Iris Dumoulin
20/03/2019
14 minutes to read

Pretty notes, reminders to drink water and motivational quotes are all part of the Studyblr community. With their dedication to studying, they inspire people all over the world to be productive. What is the story of these "perfect" students?

The Bronies: The fandom and its stereotypes

Article
Melissa Weij
19/06/2019
13 minutes to read

Bronies are fans of My Little Pony: Friendship is magic and this article analyzes the stereotypical view on the Brony fandom. 

The politics of crime. Who gets to define what’s illegal?

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Paul Mutsaers
01/06/2017
4 minutes to read

The notion of the ethics of illegality enables us to compare policing, security and crime beyond the boundaries of the nation-state. It may help us understand how police and policed across the world deal differently or similarly with law breaking.