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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.

Londoners on Brexit

Article
Nando Sigona
13/12/2019
4 minutes to read

Nando Sigona (Birmingham University) argues that London is a EU capital and its superdiversity offers a more welcoming space for EU citizens than elsewhere in Europe. 

Chinese Indonesian hairdresser in Jakarta, Indonesia

Identity crisis: the confusion of being Chinese Indonesian

Article
Jessaline Tanjung
20/03/2020
11 minutes to read

Chinese Indonesians experience a kind of constant identity crisis, not knowing whether they belong to Chinese or Indonesian society. This article explores how they strike a delicate balance in the in-between.

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.

A once solely Jamaican based music style and culture started in the Jamaican dancehalls, inspired by ska and rocksteady, took over the world in the ’70s, Reggae.

Reggae as a global culture scape

Article
Naomi Hofman
22/06/2020
16 minutes to read

Jamaica is the center of a huge global culture scape: reggae. This article analyzes the globalization and history of reggae culture using Appadurai's concept of hard and soft globalization and Wallerstein's world-system analysis. 

Bülent Arpaci Celebration Carnival Venray Dutch Tradition

Participating in Dutch carnival: Bülent the Turkish kebab man

Article
Claudia Gerards
27/02/2020
13 minutes to read

Carnival in the Netherlands is a weird tradition for many, but not for kebab man Bülent Arpaci. How did a small town in Northern-Limburg react to his Turkish carnival song, written in the local dialect?