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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.

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.

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.

Superdiversity

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Superdiversity (also written as super-diversity) refers to two major changes occurring across the world after the end of the Cold War: (a) new patterns of migration causing demographc changes, and (b) the emerging internet and its generalized spread, influencing all aspects of social, cultural and economic life.

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. 
Five of the main characters of Skam walking, with yellow text saying SKAM in front of them.

The lived experience of teenagers in Norway and beyond in Skam (Julie Andem)

Review
Marieke Weeda
07/09/2022
7 minutes to read

This review explains how greatly the Norwegian show SKAM deals with themes of identity in both globally universal and locally specific ways.

Diversity and representation in TV and movies and why it matters

Paper
Florentine Bakkenes
27/06/2022
10 minutes to read

This paper explores the positive and negative effects of representation that we see in TV programs or movies and discusses Encanto and Emily in Paris as examples that do it right and wrong. 

Fortnite characters

Convergence culture in the video game industry

Paper
Szymon Zbiegniewski
05/12/2022
10 minutes to read

The NorCal and SCal culture industries are converging on multiple levels, and one of them is the video game industry. This paper explores how Fortnite revolutionized the way we perceive games.

The Beatles and Globalization in the Sixties

Paper
Mariska van Schijndel
15/04/2022
28 minutes to read

This paper discusses how The Beatles contributed greatly to changes in global youth culture worldwide in the 1960's. 

When Richard Barbrook and Andy Cameron wrote The Californian Ideology over 25 years ago, people believed the whole world would soon resemble the United States. Today, the situation appears much different. China appears to be the most futuristic country in the world and the United States, together with its  monopolistic tech companies, might represent a past we'd want to leave behind sooner rather than later. 

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortéz in her TAX THE RICH dress at the Met Gala 2021

TAX THE RICH: mainstreaming in political discourses online

Article
Ruben den Boer
24/12/2021
13 minutes to read

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s TAX THE RICH dress was a treat for political meme creators around the world. But the memes did more than just give us a chuckle. They made us talk about American politics, socialism, and anti-capitalism. How? 

The Migrant Identity: The Role of Art and Media in Identity Formation

Paper
Rebecca de Jongh
10/12/2021
31 minutes to read

Migration is one of the most important issues in our society, the migrant identity can be approached from many different angles. We will focus on the use of the migrant identity in art in relation to the image as portrayed in the media.