Understanding Immigrants Assimilation: Classic and Alternative Theories

Researchers, politicians, and the general public have used the concept of assimilation to describe the processes of incorporation of foreign immigrants to a host society. That is, the process in which foreign ethnicities and races negotiate and adapt to a new social environment. This concept, however, is contested. Due to particular historical contexts and the […]

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World Cup Memes: Robin Van Persie diving header or “la palomita”

The first goal of the Netherlands in the match against Spain was a fantastic head shot (kwnown as “palomita” in Latin America) performed by Robin Van Persie. Given the spectacular movement of the dutch striker and the photographs and screen captures that captured their flying acrobatics, his action has become the first iconic meme of […]

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YouTube war videos made by Colombian soldiers

Videos recorded by Colombian soldiers in the frontlines have been increasingly published in YouTube since 2009. These videos can be found easily by searching for “Guerra en Colombia,” “Conflicto armado Colombiano,” “Combates en Colombia” or similar phrases (in both English or Spanish) that have the keywords of the country and the war. The YouTube search […]

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