Posts tagged culture
Khipu and Codes

How the Incas system of coding, called "khipu," could be an example for Europe to play a role in responsible tech.

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Note from the Editors - Uprooted

At the turn of the last century, Zygmunt Bauman proclaimed that mankind was entering a phase of “liquid modernity.” Humans, he wrote, would become ever more nomadic, and their moral and social identities would be uprooted.

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Lost in Translation

I am across the ocean with not enough languages to ask / “was I not your child too?”

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A Restless History of Europe

The truth is that Europeans have never sat still for long. Whichever page of European history you turn to, you’ll find migration.

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গোপন বাসন পরিস্কার / Dishwasher Confidential

The kitchen of your Paris bistrôt is more likely than not home to at least one immigrant from the Indian subcontinent. That person is probably the dishwasher.

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Black and European. A Better State of Affairs than Black Americans?

Over the course of centuries, black American identity has become fiercely present. But what of black European identity? Do black Europeans exist in a better social and political landscape than their American counterparts?

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King of Junk

The King of Junk Tribe is a social tribe that lives in a fast food nation.  Everyone is fascinated by bling-bling and sugar-coated items. It gives status and makes people feel like Kings and Queens. Let me introduce you to the junkies of modern food consumption.

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EUSA

Naomi Harris captured portraits of people in American-themed amusement parks in Europe and European themed towns in America. By capturing these living embodiments of the transatlantic ties that bind European and American culture together, Harris shows the intermingling and fluidity of tradition, cultural identity and collective memory.

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From the Editors

Our new issue on transatlanticism dives into the social, historical and cultural forces shaping the relationship between Europe and the US. From an increasingly Europeanized Netflix, to the bi-coastal intermingling of hip-hop culture, to black European identity, here's how Europe and the United States remain incredibly entwined—even if those threads are beginning to fray.

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Killing With Kindness. Are Americans Really as Nice as They Think?

How can the same country have a reputation for excessive niceness, and an excess of mass shootings? “In the mid-western region of the United States, we’d rather die than talk to each other so rudely,” writes Kristie Pladsen, about learning to live with German directness.

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Who Really Runs Europe?

How should Europe be constructed to keep it together? Ulrike Guerot, Luuk van Middelaar and Kyrill Hartog discuss.

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