Babylon's burning, cultural marxism, globalization, globalisation, globalism, trump

Babylon is Burning: Jan Blommaert on globalism, globalization and cultural marxism

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The Editors
16/09/2019

Trump, Bolsonaro and others reject "globalism". Along with "cultural marxism", this term has become widespread in meme wars too. But what does it mean?

Trump, Bolsonaro and others reject "globalism". Along with "cultural marxism", this term has become widespread in meme wars too. But what does it mean?

Dr. Mariek Vanden Abeele

Dr. Mariek Vanden Abeele on mobile media

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The Editors
07/11/2018

Mobile media play a huge role in our everyday lives. There are many reasons to be positive, but there is also a downside. Dr. Mariek Vanden Abeele talks about the impact mobile media have: "It's both the good, but also the bad."

According to professor Jan Blommaert from Tilburg University, for Michel Foucault "the internet would have been an absolute marvel". It's not unreasonable to think that we are all living in a digital panopticon. Here's why. 

Is there a dark side to translingualism? Dr. Sender Dovchin believes the answer to that question is "yes". In this video, she talks about the research she did in the past, and the things she is working on at this moment. 

Since the 1980s, the popularity of the Camino has increased dramatically. Media narratives, like Hollywood movies and best seller novels, encourage people to become pilgrims and share their own stories online.

Beyoncé - Queen Mother?

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The Editors
18/10/2018

Beyoncé Knowles, one of the world's most influential female entertainers, is about to deliver her twins. The visual story of her pregnancy has culminated in the construction of her public identity as the world's mother.

Integration, language and nationalism

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The Editors
18/10/2018

Across Europe, there is an ongoing trend for individual nation states to use their national language to determine what it means to be integrated into the society.