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Encyclopedia of —isms

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Religion

Religion is a classification based on religious believes, but —and more importantly— also on the cultural and ideological values this religion entails.

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Stereotype

“The other half —the deeper meaning— lies in what is not being said, but is being fantasized, what is implied but cannot be shown.” —Stuart Hall

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Representation (System of…)

…“the relation between ‘things’, concepts and signs lies at the heart of the production of meaning in language. The process which links these three elements together is what we call ‘representation’.” —Stuart Hall

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Language

“When we look at culture from the perspective of a practice of giving meaning, than language is the tool to give meaning with.” —Stuart Hall

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Dichotomy

A dichotomy means a division into two parts that are exclusive opposed or contradictory: an object can be either one or the other, not both nor neither.

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Culture

Culture is the activity of giving meaning to objects, events and people. This activity depends on the participants of this culture.

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Class

Class is the system of classification that categorises people based on wealth, which consists of a mixture of level of education, neighborhood/community, family and friends, social position of your profession, civil rights and money.

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Nationality

Nationality is a classification based on country or state lines. This classification is used to identify a national identity (i.e. ‘Dutch’) and therefore deals with nativity or origin. Nationality is based on ‘geography’ and ‘direction’ (i.e. ‘Western’).

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Color

Color is the system of classification that is based on human skin color or race.

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Intersectionality

Intersectionality is ‘a mode of thinking that intersects identities and systems of social oppression and domination’. http://www.thestranger.com/features/2017/04/19/25082450/the-heart-of-whiteness-ijeoma-oluo-interviews-rachel-dolezal-the-white-woman-who-identifies-as-black

Intersectionality means that the use and abuse of power is often happening in a combination of classification. It is a “way of looking at the world that takes a principled stance that it is not enough merely to take [a identificatory classification such as] gender as the main analytical tool of a particular phenomenon, but that gender as an important social and symbolical axis of difference is simultaneously operative with other like race, class, sexuality, and religion”. (Wekker, 2016, p21).

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Typology

A typology is the result of the classification of things according to their physical characteristics. The products of the classification, i.e. the classes, are also called types. From this perspective, the research focusses on an ‘objectified’ categorization of the collection through ‘metadata’. Metadata or ‘data about data’ is the data describes the contents and context of data in order to facilitate in the discovery of relevant information. The metadata that was used to organize, were ‘location’, ‘classification’ (divided into ‘groups’) and ‘institute’. It is ‘objectified’, since all this data come from specific words that were found in the article.