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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.

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. 
Rita Kothari

Diggit profile: Rita Kothari

Interview
Jan Blommaert
06/11/2019

Rita Kothari is one of India's most prominent translators and female public intellectuals. In this Diggit profile, she talks about her work and how it speaks to the complexities of contemporary India.

hashtags of belonging

#iamstaying and #wewontmove: two hashtags of belonging

Column
Ana Deumert
31/10/2019
7 minutes to read

Hashtags such as #iamstaying and #wewontmove articulate distinct semiotics and politics of belonging, ranging from nostalgic memorywork to calls for resistance and revolution. Ana Deumert reflects on the South African context.

Mark Zuckerberg and Digital Health Platform 1DOC3

How Digital Health Platform 1DOC3 exploits the Global South

Column
Juan Eduardo Bonnin
03/10/2019
5 minutes to read

1DOC3, a recently created Colombian digital health platform, claims to be the future of medicine. With a public discourse of universal access, its business model profits from global inequality.

The Digital Little Red Book

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Mingyi Hou
08/10/2019
9 minutes to read

This article explains the functionalities of the Digital little red book or Xuexi Qiangguo with the concept of gamification and its sociopolitical implications on governmentality.

Virat Kohli

Interested in globalization? Watch cricket

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Jan Blommaert
25/06/2019
7 minutes to read

The Cricket World Cup 2019 is a global media event of enormous size, while cricket itself is practiced only in a relatively small area in the world. How come?