Unlike places like the Emirates, which generally promote themselves as hyper-modern hubs—versions of Las Vegas in the Persian Gulf—Malta does not brand itself as the place of ultramodern sky-scrapers. Instead, the country is portrayed through images that highlight its idyllic Mediterranean location, rural lifestyle or its ‘glorious past’.
Universities and especially the humanities, whose use for job markets and economic growth tends to be called into question, are often asked to justify their existence and their use of tax payers’ money for seemingly non-useful endeavours. How about turning the argument around?
Why I don’t care about the royal baby. Not. A. Tiny. Bit.
Although they are uniformly referred to as “foreigners”, foreign nationals receive contrasting treatment, depending on their social status and nationality.
Algorithms as technical entities also function as the symbolic base of an ideology that abets thoughtlessness and facilitates the evasion of responsibility.