This book highlights cyber racism as an ever growing contemporary phenomenon. Its scope and impact reveals how the internet has escaped national governments, while its expansion is fuelling the spread of non-state actors. In response, the authors address the central question of this topic: What is to be done?
Cyber Racism and Community Resilience demonstrates how the social sciences can be marshalled to delineate, comprehend and address the issues raised by a global epidemic of hateful acts against race. Authored by an inter-disciplinary team of researchers based in Australia, this book presents original data that reflects upon the lived, complex and often painful reality of race relations on the internet. It engages with the various ways, from the regulatory to the role of social activist, which can be deployed to minimise the harm often felt.
This book will be of particular interest to students and academics in the fields of cybercrime, media sociology and cyber racism.
Andrew Jakubowicz is Professor of Sociology at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia.
Kevin Dunn is Professor in Human Geography and Urban Studies at Western Sydney University, Australia.
Gail Mason is Professor of Criminology at the University of Sydney, Australia.
Yin Paradies is Alfred Deakin Professor at Deakin University, Australia.
Ana-Maria Biluc is a Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences and Psychology at Western Sydney University, Australia.
Nasya Bahfen is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Media and Communication at La Trobe University, Australia.
Andre Oboler is CEO of the Online Hate Prevention Institute.
Rosalie Atie is a Doctoral Student at Western Sydney University, Australia.
Karen Connelly is a Doctoral Student at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia.
1. Context: "Cyberspace", "Race" and Community Resilience .- 2. Researching Cyber Racism: Methodologies and Methods Across Disciplines .- 3. How Cyber Users Experience and Respond to Racism: Evidence from an Online Survey .- 4. Racism and the Affordances of the Internet .- 5. Targets .- 6. Racist Narratives Online .- 7. Building Online Communities of Resistance and Solidarity .- 8. Promoting Resilience Through Regulation .- 9. Conclusion: Future Directions in Building Community Resilience.