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Agency

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Agency is the ability of individuals to act independently and of their own volition.

Otherness

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The term ‘otherness’ refers to a process or situation in which a distinction is created between ‘us’ and ‘them’ — the ‘others’.

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.

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FRIDA'S STORY MAP: CLIMATE JUSTICE AND MIGRATION WORKSHOP

Article
Frida Sofia Mendoza de la Luz
20/03/2024
1 minute to read

In this story map, I delved into the topics analyzed in the workshop and connected the learnings with my personal experiences living in Mexico.

Even a first, superficial interpretation makes it clear that Apple's "1984" commercial has an outspoken political character. In this article, Thomas Decreus uses the work of Gilles Deleuze and others to gain a more profound understanding of one of the most famous technology commercials that ever aired on television.

“Hey Google, is buying your smart home speaker actually that smart?”

Paper
Isobel Huisman
08/01/2024
12 minutes to read

Smart home devices have made our lives easier, but at what cost? This paper aims to explore what privacy issues voice interactions with the Google Nest speaker raise for its users and why we choose to continue to use these speakers. 

Barbenheimer: Affirming Stereotypes In Meme Culture

Article
Wessel Joosten
12/04/2024
11 minutes to read

In 2023, the films "Barbie" and "Oppenheimer" sparked the online trend "Barbenheimer," leading to memes and humor. This paper analyzes a specific video related to "Barbenheimer," exploring its popularity and discursive function.