Category Archives: Sociology

Burgerschap, de verzorgingsstaat en zich thuis voelen

«En het zal geen toeval zijn dat verzorgingsstaten worden ontmanteld wanneer samenlevingen pluriformer worden. Of, beter gezegd, wanneer politici onderscheid gaan maken tussen burgers die voorzieningen ‘verdienen’ en anderen die daar buiten zouden vallen». Alleen al het citaat hierboven maakt … Continue reading

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New in the collection: Social media, politics and the state: protests, revolutions, riots, crime and policing in the age of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

University of Westminster’s Communication scholars Christian Fuchs and Daniel Trottier are the editors of Routledge‘s lately published «essential guide for understanding how state power and politics are contested and exercised on social media»: henceforth available via the UvA-Library at the … Continue reading

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Evaluating sources on a topic: inequality

Some weeks ago on this blog, my colleague Agnes Dessing addressed the topic of inequality: Why inequality is bad for democracy. Agnes’ contribution gives me a nice opportunity to republish (albeit, adjusted) a post from my former blog, where I … Continue reading

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New in the UvA ebook-collections: Blackwell companions and other reference works

The following titles must have proved so popular with students at the previous library location (Bushuis), that – when organizing the move to the new library past summer – we could find none of them left in the shelves. Purchasing … Continue reading

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Twitter and homophobia and the UvA-Library

Nohomophobes, an initiative of the ISMSS Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services at the University of Alberta, keeps track of how often tweets include the words faggot, dyke, so gay and no homo, and is therefore «designed as a … Continue reading

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Subject search in LexisNexis

Questions about the news database LexisNexis keep coming from UvA-students and -staff: reason enough to re-post the following (I’ve been using it several times when answering questions) from my old blog. Let’s say I want to search both US and … Continue reading

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DOAB Directory of Open Access Books

With 214 titles out of the database total figure of 2.192, Amsterdam University Press is well represented at DOAB Directory of Open Access Books, whose primary aim is to increase the visibility and use of academic open access books. The … Continue reading

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