Department of Culture Studies
Recently publishedEngaging Superdiversity: Recombining Spaces, Times and Language Practices
Edited by Karel Arnaut, Martha Sif
Karrebæk, Massimiliano Spotti and Jan Blommaert
This book is the fruition of five years' work in exploring the idea of superdiversity. The editors argue that sociolinguistic superdiversity could be a source of inspiration to a wide range of post-structuralist, post-colonial and neo-Marxist interdisciplinary research into the potential and the limits of human cultural creativity and societal renewal under conditions of increasing and complexifying global connectivity. Through case studies of language practices in spaces understood as inherently translocal and multi-layered (classrooms and schools, youth spaces, mercantile spaces and nation-states), this book explores the relevance of superdiversity for the social and human sciences and positions it as a research perspective in sociolinguistics and beyond.
Diggit Magazine is a community-driven academic news and information platform connected to the bachelor 'Online Culture: Art, Media and Society' and the masters in Culture Studies of Tilburg University. It provides quality information in times of digitalization, globalization and superdiversity. Diggit Magazine is a learning instrument and a niche magazine at the same time. Website Press release
31 May 2016Event
Conference Practices of Victimhood
A conference on ‘practices of victimhood’ will take place at Tilburg University on 31 May – 1 June 2016. The topic ‘victimhood’ is current and urgent and has, besides legal and humanitarian aspects, also, ritual and cultural dimensions. On the first day (31 May) the focus will be on the ritual dimensions of victimhood. Read more
29 Feb 2016Direct link
Review of A Public Anthropology of Policing by Paul Mutsaers
Review of A Public Anthropology of Policing: Law Enforcement and Migrants in the Netherlands by Paul Mutsaers (Politieacademie/Tilburg University, 2015). Read more
07 Oct 2015Press release
Fight the root causes of human exodus of Africa, trafficking and ICT experts urge EU
PRESS RELEASE October 7th, 2015 - An Afripol police and African anti-trafficking office should be established which focuses on fighting criminal groups and human trafficking. Working closely with Europol, these could strengthen the African security situation, protect refugees and help combat the root cause of the current exodus to Europe.
In addition, more research is needed into how ICT and telecommunications can facilitate human trafficking in planning routes, communication and (ransom) transactions. These are two recommendations for the EU-Africa Valletta Conference on migration 11-12 November in Malta, drawn up by Tilburg University (Netherlands) experts, Mirjam van Reisen, Conny Rijken and Gerard van Oortmerssen together with senior UN officials, human rights, trafficking and ICT experts. Read more