Society

Check our wiki on this topic

Actor-Network Theory (ANT)

Wiki
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

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

Ideology

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

Formats

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

Linguicism

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

Body Morphing on Instagram

Article
Mariosé Bergsteijn
23/10/2019
11 minutes to read

Celebrities morph their online self-presentation, because when you look like and do things that are not recognizable by the masses, you are perceived as abnormal and therefore do not belong in society.

Martin Garrix in Paradiso Amsterdam

Reusing Churches in the Netherlands

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
28/06/2019
13 minutes to read

Churches close down because of the small number of parishioners and this tendency is an important marker for the position of religion in Western Europe. What happens when churches do not attract the same numbers of believers anymore?

Liberalism, aka ‘the left’ in the US?

Column
Christian Chun
23/04/2019
5 minutes to read

In his new column, Christian Chun zooms in on the use of 'liberalism' and 'liberals' as a synonym for the left in United States. Socialism and the left should should not be conflated with liberalism. 

Trapveldje

Het Trapveldje: Vacant space in the densely built environment

Article
Marjoca de Greef
06/12/2019
15 minutes to read

Het Trapveldje was a space for wild play and ‘marginal’ activities, where locals came to play, linger, talk and watch. This indistinct, scruffy field was also a stage for an unyielding battle between locals and the municipality of Amsterdam.

capitalism, neoliberalism

What’s in a word: Neoliberalism or capitalism?

Column
Christian Chun
20/03/2019
5 minutes to read

Is there a difference between capitalism and neoliberalism? And what are the affordances of employing one term over another? Does this matter? According to Christian Chun (University of Massachusetts Boston) it does matter. 

Dr. Linnet Taylor

Dr. Linnet Taylor on data justice

Video
The Editors
13/03/2019

Would you like to live in a world with perfect discrimination? Probably not. That's why thinking and talking about data justice is important. Dr. Linnet Taylor from Tilburg University explains.

network, sense8, netflix

What Sense8 teaches us about the network society

Article
Nadine Visser
02/10/2019
8 minutes to read

The series Sense8 is interesting in the context of globalization because it presents a lot of the aspects of a network society. This article analyses the link between the series and a network society.

Big Data Is Watching You

The Biases we feed to Tinder algorithms

Article
Magdalena Rolle
25/02/2019
13 minutes to read

This article reflects on how the biases of Tinder algorithms hold up a mirror to our society by analyzing the human impact on their technological workings.