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Animal Rights

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Animal rights is the idea that humans "do not have a right to use non-human animals for our own purposes, which include food, clothing, entertainment, and vivisection. This is based on a rejection of speciesism and the knowledge that animals are sentient beings." (Lin 2019)

Speciesism

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Speciesism is the biased belief in the superiority of some species over others. According to this prejudice some animal species are favoured over others, and the human animal is favoured above all other species.

Critical cartography

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Critical cartography refers to the academic field in which products and processes of cartography are critically analysed in order to reveal hegemonic power-relations.

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.

Surveillance

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Surveillance is a mode of power based on the detailed and totalized observation of behavior. It is the prevailing form of power developed and deployed in modernity

Panopticon

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The panopticon is a structure of power-knowledge, used by Michel Foucault to describe a system in which totalized surveillance can be organized.

Actor-Network Theory (ANT)

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Actor-Network Theory is a theoretical and methodological approach that sees all social phenomena as the product of network interactions. It is unique in that it recognizes both objects and technologies as network nodes equal with human actants.

Culture

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Culture is shorthand for the stuff that makes human interactions meaningful and comprehensible.

Ideology

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Ideology is any set of socially structured ideas guiding behavior and thought in particular domains of life.

Formats

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Formats are recognizably patterned forms of behavior, subject to norms and judged accordingly by others.

Linguicism

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

Being black and queer: TikTok analysis

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Eline Klaessens
18/05/2022
13 minutes to read

Black queer people have different experiences than White queer people. On TikTok, Black queer creators have made videos concerning three topics surrounding the black queer identity: representation, different gender norms and White privilege.

K-pop idol BTS Jimin and Oli London

Being transracial: how fluid is the cultural category of race?

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Iris Olde Hampsink
09/05/2022
13 minutes to read

This article analyzes the discourse surrounding transracial identities by examining the multimodal and indexical qualities of Oli London's YouTube video 'Being KOREAN...', a fan's 'coming out', and two anti-transracial comments.

Picture of Madeleine van den Nieuwenhuizen

How Zeikschrift exposes and reshapes Dutch media

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Iris Olde Hampsink
11/04/2022
13 minutes to read

This paper discusses the content on the Instagram account Zeikschrift and explores how Madeleijn van den Nieuwenhuizen uses the digital vigilantism practices 'calling out' and 'naming and shaming' to criticize and reshape various Dutch media.

Pulse's main character Kudo Michi looks back at a human-shaped ash stain on the wall

Techno-horror and Hauntology: Pulse’s cry for help in a technologically dependent world

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Paige Christianne Andres
08/04/2022
8 minutes to read

Pulse explores themes of the unknown and loneliness on the Internet. This article explores how this film uses techno-horror and its ghosts as a metaphor for our perception of and attitude towards technology, the Internet, and the unknown.

Screenshots from party bus footage Vindicat

The deviant image of student association Vindicat

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Ruben den Boer
16/03/2022
16 minutes to read

How student association Vindicat tried to restore its own image by labeling individual members as 'deviants' (and failed).