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Memes

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Memes are “a group of digital items sharing common characteristics of content, form; created with awareness of each other; circulated, imitated and transformed via the internet by many” (Phillips, 2016).
white terrorism, deus vult, crusader, knights templar

White terrorism, white genocide and metapolitics2.0

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Ico Maly
18/03/2019
7 minutes to read

The terrorist attack in New Zealand has an offline and an online dimension and it is crucial that we take this online/offline nexus on board when analyzing contemporary white terrorism. says Ico Maly (Tilburg University).

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Everything you need to know about otaku

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Federica Morgandi
15/03/2019
17 minutes to read

Otaku is a subculture that originated in Japan. It later spread internationally because of globalization. As a consequence, internet communities of otaku grew. There are sometimes converging, other times diverging features.

woman, advertisement, the perfect body

#BodyPositive: Disrupting Normativity Online

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Victoria Mohr
08/11/2018
11 minutes to read

#bodypositive has been used by more than 4 million users on Instagram. This paper uses a Foucauldian lens to explore how body positive Instagrammers counter normative discourses of the body in western societies. 

#HalbeWasErbij Pyeongchang meme Halbe Zijlstra

Ja hoor, #HalbeWasErbij: over het politiek belang van memes

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Jan Blommaert
08/11/2018
7 minutes to read

Politieke communicatie is niet meer het monopolie van politici en politieke verslaggevers. Ze wordt ook gemaakt door miljoenen burgers. De Nederlandse Minister van Buitenlandse Zaken Halbe Zijlstra weet er ondertussen alles van.

Squatting Slavs: a culture, a stereotype or just a meme?

Article
Kristiana Naydenova
08/11/2018
18 minutes to read

Is the Squatting Slav phenomenon helping Slavs express themselves or is it ruining their reputation? This article explores the emergence, historical background, popularization, culture and language of the meme.