Constructing the moral and political (ir)responsibilities towards Syrian and Afghan refugees. A sociological discourse analysis on how Belgian media, the public, civil society and policy have responded to refugee demands. University of Antwerp
Sexualisation in and by children's media. The content, use, and impact of sexualizing messages among 10- to 12-year olds. KU Leuven
The applicants propose to fill a critical gap of scholarly knowledge on the concept of sexualisation of children. This concept refers to a process in which young people are drawn in and socialized by a culture that attaches great importance to physical appearance, heterosexual attraction, and romantic and sexual success. Contemporary media are believed to play a central role in this process. However, studies to date have not ...
Language Norms and Accommodation in Computer Mediated Discourse The Case of Berber Diaspora Websites Ghent University
This study investigates one of the central claims of recent social theory, namely that U+2018traditionalU+2019 collective identities, based on social class hierarchy and sustained by local and national institutions, are being substituted by more dynamic and transnational group identities, which are strongly supported by electronic media. The following related research questions are addressed:
1. How are language norms created ...
The Media-Tourist: 'Mediation', Image-Making, and Enchantment in Tourists' Experiences of Antwerp, Naples and Helsinki. University of Antwerp
iCANDID: Improving Interdisciplinary and Cross-Cultural Discourse Analysis with Data Mining Tools KU Leuven
Invigorated by digitisation, information flows in society have been fundamentally altered. Not only does content travel faster than ever before, but it comes at us in evergrowing
volumes through many formats and platforms. In a digitised world, researchers may stand out if they can retrieve and analyse complete and accurate dataset. iCANDID, our proposed infrastructure, will provide innovative and integrated access to various types of ...
Rethinking the federal paradox. Sub state nationalist discourse of political parties in electoral manifestoes and television debates of four federal countries (1968-2010). University of Antwerp
A discourse-theoretical analysis of international communication policies and projects and a multi-facetted analysis of the Information and Comminication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) discourse. Ghent University
First, a discourse-theoretical approach will be developed which will be applied to international communication polices and projects. Second, ICT4D (Information and Communication Technologies for Development) projects, events and policy initiatives will be tied together in a theoretical framework uniting discourse theory and political theory.