Department of Culture Studies
We received the very sad news that our colleague Karen Woets has passed away. She worked at our Department for many years, first as a PhD student on a project about the policy of two Catholic publishing houses, Malmberg and Zwijsen. Later she held a Post Doc position, and in the past few years she worked as an external researcher on a second PhD project on Emergent Cultural Literacy, supervised by Herman Beck and Paul Post. She was an expert in the field of children's literature, picture books and school reading curriculae. One of her main research interests was religiosity and cultural diversity in children's books.
We extend our deepest condolences to her three children, her former partner and family and friends. We very much hope that they will hold on to beloved memories, and find strength in these.
Odile Heynders and Helma van Lierop
DCU – Tilburg School of Humanities
Ton Vallen Award 2016
The winner of this year's award is James Costa:
Can schools dispense with standard language? Some unintended consequences of introducing Scots in an Scottish primary school
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Intergenerational Language Use and Acculturation of Turkish Speakers in Four Immigration Contexts
by Kutlay Yagmur
Immigrant integration dominates the social, political, and scientific agendas of immigrant-receiving countries. Integration requires mutual co-ordinated efforts of both the host and immigrant groups. This book presents a macro level perspective on language maintenance, shift and acculturation orientations of Turkish immigrants in major immigration contexts, namely, Australia, France, Germany, and the Netherlands.
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
01 Oct 2015Press release
Racist violence in Western Europe not driven by fear of unemployment
TILBURG, 1 October 2015 - In Western Europe racist violence appears to be mainly determined by the size of the immigrant population in a certain region rather than by levels of welfare or unemployment. Read more