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“Nur glückliche Orangen in der Saftpresse”

Präsenz am Beispiel von OK Kids „Gute Menschen“ Der Begriff der Präsenz nach Gumbrecht Literaturwissenschaftler und Universitätsprofessor an der Standford University, Hans-Ulrich Gumbrecht, entwickelte in den 1990ern ein Forschungsgebiet, welches sich mit den Wirkungen der Materialität von Texten auseinandersetzt, wodurch … Continue reading

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Reclaiming Stereotypes

The phenomenon of stereotyping in the media is covered vastly in academic research. The term “stereotype” can be defined as “[…] a fixed, over generalized belief about a particular group or class of people.” (Cardwell 1996). In social psychology, the … Continue reading

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Telling It As It Is, Mr. President? The Issue of Donald Trump’s Supposed ‘Word Salad’

Successful communication asserts a common sense when it comes to social interaction. This is especially crucial in the face of the power relation between politicians and their followers. It is a common skill of politicians to be able to properly … Continue reading

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#BlackLivesMatter Activism and Popular Music as a Challenge of Racial Profiling and Police Brutality

When we look at the history of African-American protest, one of the most prevalent issues being challenged is racial profiling and institutional brutality. And when the topics of racial profiling and institutional abuse of power, namely police brutality, are discussed, … Continue reading

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Why I Wish My Homeless Sister Could Live In Germany

  I just finished exchanging messages with my fiance’s sister. The owner of her storage unit, the place where she keeps the unsold remains of her life, is putting all of it up for auction. She could not afford the … Continue reading

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