Gendered Violence Online : Hate Speech as an Intersection of Misogyny and Racism
Saresma, T., Karkulehto, S., & Varis, P. (2021). Gendered Violence Online : Hate Speech as an Intersection of Misogyny and Racism. In M. Husso, S. Karkulehto, T. Saresma, A. Laitila, J. Eilola, & H. Siltala (Eds.), Violence, Gender and Affect : Interpersonal, Institutional and Ideological Practices (pp. 221-243). Palgrave Macmillan. Palgrave Studies in Victims and Victimology. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-56930-3_11
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DisciplineNykykulttuurin tutkimusKirjallisuusResurssiviisausyhteisöContemporary CultureLiteratureSchool of Resource Wisdom
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Social media has been adopted by radical right populists and alt-right demagogues as a platform for circulating misogynous and racist hate speech and affectively mobilising supporters. This chapter examines hate speech as a form of gendered and racist violence, focusing on social media posts by two influential right-wing populist politicians: Jussi Halla-aho, the leader of the Finns Party, and Donald Trump, the president of the United States. It demonstrates how these politicians intertwine misogyny and racism in blog posts and tweets that target women in particular. Their affective online communication is interpreted as a new form of violence. This digitally mediated violence, although a relatively new phenomenon, is an integral part of the chain of violence that links interpersonal violence, violent societal structures and ideological and political violence. Discursive expressions of hatred are spread through social media and shape our understanding of reality. They are not only violent themselves but also pave the way for an ideological readiness to use other types of violence. ...
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Related funder(s)Academy of Finland
Funding program(s)Academy Project, AoF; Research profiles, AoF
Additional information about fundingThis work was supported by the Academy of Finland under grants Mainstreaming Populism (decision number 309550) and Crossing Borders (decision number 308521) as well as Academy of Finland Profiling area Crises Redefined (decision number SA311877).
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