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Title: Histories of Hating
Authors: Shepherd, T.
Harvey, Alison
Jordan, T.
Srauy, S.
Miltner, K.
First Published: 30-Sep-2015
Publisher: Sage
Citation: Social Media + Society July-December 2015 vol. 1 no. 2 2056305115603997
Abstract: This roundtable discussion presents a dialogue between digital culture scholars on the seemingly increased presence of hating and hate speech online. Revolving primarily around the recent #GamerGate campaign of intensely misogynistic discourse aimed at women in video games, the discussion suggests that the current moment for hate online needs to be situated historically. From the perspective of intersecting cultural histories of hate speech, discrimination, and networked communication, we interrogate the ontological specificity of online hating before going on to explore potential responses to the harmful consequences of hateful speech. Finally, a research agenda for furthering the historical understandings of contemporary online hating is suggested in order to address the urgent need for scholarly interventions into the exclusionary cultures of networked media.
DOI Link: 10.1177/2056305115603997
ISSN: 2056-3051
eISSN: 2056-3051
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Creative Commons
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