Palgrave Studies in Cybercrime and Cybersecurity

Online Othering

Exploring Digital Violence and Discrimination on the Web

Editors: Lumsden, Karen, Harmer, Emily (Eds.)

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  • Develops the innovative concept of online othering to help explore and analyse online abuse and hate in various contexts.
  • Offers an interdisciplinary analysis of the online cultures which engage in forms of online othering and abuse.
  • Presents victims' experiences of online othering and acts of resistance.
  • Informs the future regulation and policing of online hate and abuse.
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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.

About the authors

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.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Online Othering: An Introduction

    Harmer, Emily (et al.)

    Pages 1-33

  • Online Hate: From the Far-Right to the ‘Alt-Right’ and from the Margins to the Mainstream

    Winter, Aaron

    Pages 39-63

  • Cucks, Fags and Useful Idiots: The Othering of Dissenting White Masculinities Online

    Green, Alex

    Pages 65-89

  • ‘“I Want to Kill You in Front of Your Children” Is Not a Threat. It’s an Expression of a Desire’: Discourses of Online Abuse, Trolling and Violence on r/MensRights

    Lumsden, Karen

    Pages 91-115

  • Online/Offline Continuities: Exploring Misogyny and Hate in Online Abuse of Feminists

    Lewis, Ruth (et al.)

    Pages 121-143

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Hardcover 114,39 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Online Othering
Book Subtitle
Exploring Digital Violence and Discrimination on the Web
Editors
  • Karen Lumsden
  • Emily Harmer
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Cybercrime and Cybersecurity
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-12633-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-12633-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-12632-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 407
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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