Racism

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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.

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.

Linguicism

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Linguicism is language discrimination or language racism, the discrimination of speakers of a certain language.

Digital Vigilantism: Justice for a Syrian Refugee Family

Paper
Noa Reijnen
19/05/2021
10 minutes to read

A story about a Syrian refugee family being terrorized by their neighbors went viral on social media, and people demanded justice for the family. This digital vigilantism case will be analyzed in this paper.

The politics of Karen memes

Paper
Pleun Kersten
17/05/2021
9 minutes to read

This article analyzes the 'karen' meme, and how it has evolved as a critique of white supremacy. 

A young woman with a sign at the Cincinnati #BlackLivesMatter public demonstration protest.

Black Lives Matter: Protesting in the hybrid media system

Paper
Rebecca de Jongh
14/05/2021
13 minutes to read

This paper analyses how the hybrid media system benefited BLM-protesters in summer 2020 following the death of George Floyd. People worldwide joined together to show their support for the cause, utilising social media to stay in touch.

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The Proud Boys in the hybrid media system

Article
Marieke Weeda
08/02/2021
15 minutes to read

This paper analyzes how the Proud Boys use the hybrid media system to spread their ideology, make use of metapolitics, and organise offline action. 

Joe Biden wins 2020 presidential elections with the help of black voters

Joe Biden, George Floyd and #BLM: how Biden won the race for presidency.

Article
Nikki Lavrijssen
12/02/2021
19 minutes to read

This article demonstrates how presidential candidate Joe Biden profited from George Floyd's death and the consequent rise of the #BLM movement by using the situation to win over Black voters.  An analysis of his tweets reveals how he did this.

Facial recognition law enforcement

Facial recognition discriminates, but who is to blame?

Article
Tinka Krikke
01/04/2021
3 minutes to read

This article analyzes law enforcement discrimination via facial recognition technology, focusing on philosophical theories of responsibility. If no one can control AI, who is responsible for the discrimination it causes?

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Instagram slideshows: making the political 'aesthetic'

Article
Jessaline Tanjung
01/06/2021
14 minutes to read

This article explores how Instagram slide shows rose to prominence during the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests, and what this means for the future of online activism. 

Going Dark, extrimism, ebner

Going dark: The secret social lives of extremists (Julia Ebner)

Review
Ico Maly
29/10/2020
6 minutes to read

Going Dark:The secret social lives of extremists is a well structured introduction to the global far right, and succeeds in bringing academic research to a broad audience.