Online Othering

Exploring Digital Violence and Discrimination on the Web
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 20. Mai 2020
 
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • XIX, 407 Seiten
978-3-030-12635-3 (ISBN)
 

This book explores the discrimination encountered and propagated by individuals in online environments. The editors develop the concept of 'online othering' as a tool through which to analyse and make sense of the myriad toxic and harmful behaviours which are being created through, or perpetuated via, the use of communication-technologies such as the internet, social media, and 'the internet of things'. The book problematises the dichotomy assumed between real and virtual spaces by exploring the construction of online abuse, victims' experiences, resistance to online othering, and the policing of interpersonal cyber-crime. The relationship between various socio-political institutions and experiences of online hate speech are also explored.

Online Othering explores the extent to which forms of information-technologies facilitate, exacerbate, and/or promote the enactment of traditional offline offences (such as domestic abuse and stalking). It focuses on the construction and perpetration of online abuse through examples such as the far-right, the alt-right and Men's Rights Activists. It also explores experiences of, and resistance to, online abuse via examples such as victims' experiences of revenge porn, online abuse and misogyny, transphobia, disability hate crime, and the ways in which online othering is intersectional. Finally, the collection addresses the role of the police and other agencies in terms of their interventions, and the regulation and governance of virtual space(s). Contributions to the volume come from fields including sociology; communication and media studies; psychology; criminology; political studies; information science and gender studies. Online Othering is one of the very first collections to explore a multitude of abuses and their relationship to information and communication technology.

1st ed. 2019
  • Englisch
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  • Schweiz
Springer International Publishing
4 s/w Abbildungen
  • Höhe: 21 cm
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  • Breite: 14.8 cm
978-3-030-12635-3 (9783030126353)
10.1007/978-3-030-12633-9
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Dr Karen Lumsden is a sociologist, qualitative researcher, trainer, author and consultant. She is the author of over 40 publications including the books: Reflexivity: Theory Method and Practice, Reflexivity in Criminological Research, and Boy Racer Culture: Youth, Masculinity and Deviance. She has a PhD in Sociology from the University of Aberdeen and has held academic positions at Loughborough University, the University of Aberdeen, the University of Abertay Dundee and the University of Leicester. Her research interests and work focuses on policing, victims, online abuse, critiques of the neoliberal academy, and qualitative methods including reflexivity, ethnography and narrative inquiry.

Emily Harmer is Lecturer in Media at the Department of Communication and Media, University of Liverpool, UK. Her research analyses the relationship between media and politics, with specific interest in gendered political communication. She has published in a range of journals including Media, Culture and Society and Feminist Media Studies.

Acknowledgements

'Online othering': An introduction (by Emily Harmer and Karen Lumsden)

Section I: Online Culture Wars: The Rise of the Alt-Right, Trumpism and White Masculinities

Section I: Editors' Introduction (by Emily Harmer and Karen Lumsden)

Chapter 1: Online hate movements: From the far-right to the 'alt-right' and from the margins to the mainstream (by Aaron Winter)

Chapter 2: Libcucks, fags and useful idiots: The othering of oppositional white masculinities by the 'alt-right' (by Alex Green)

Chapter 3: '"I want to kill you in front of your children" is not a threat. It's an expression of a desire, not of an intent': Discourses of trolling and gendered violence on a Reddit Men's Rights Activist (MRA) forum (by Karen Lumsden)

Section II: Experiences of Online Abuse: Gendered Othering, Sexism and Misogyny

Editors' Introduction (by Emily Harmer and Karen Lumsden)

Chapter 4: Online/offline continuities: Online abuse of feminists as a form of violence against women (by Ruth Lewis, Mike Rowe and Clare Wiper)

Chapter 5: Power, pleasure and pain: Approaching sexting and revenge porn with post-feminism (by Rikke Amundsen)

Chapter 6: 'There's a bit of banter': How male teenagers 'do boy' on social networking sites (by John Whittle, Dave Elder-Vass and Karen Lumsden)

Chapter 7: Othering political women: Online misogyny and racism towards women in public life (by Emily Harmer and Rosalynd Southern)

Section III: Online Exclusion: Boundaries, Spaces and Intersectionality

Editors' Introduction (by Karen Lumsden and Emily Harmer)

Chapter 8: The online 'othering' of transgender and non-binary people: A discourse analysis of comments on Youtube videos on 'gender neutral toilets' (by Ben Colliver, Adrian Coyle and Maria Silvestri)

Chapter 9: Invisible needs: Young people with physical disabilities seek sexual information online (by Herminder Kaur)

Chapter 10: Rural racism in the digital age (by Nathan Kerrigan)

Section IV: Responding to, Regulating and Policing Online Hate

Editors' Introduction (by Karen Lumsden and Emily Harmer)

Chapter 11: 'When I saw women being attacked.it has made me want to stand up and fight': Reporting, responding to, and resisting online misogyny (by Jo Smith)

Chapter 12: Disability hate speech: Interrogating the online/offline distinction (by Phillipa Hall)

Chapter 13: Critique of the stalking risk profile: The changing nature of online relationships in cases of cyberstalking (by Brianna O'Shea, R. Julian, J. Prichard and S. Kelty)


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