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Misogyny Online: A Short (and Brutish) History

Misogyny Online: A Short (and Brutish) History

Author: Emma Jane
Series: Sage Swifts
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 Misogyny Online explores the worldwide phenomenon of gendered cyberhate as a significant discourse which has been overlooked and marginalised. The rapid growth of the internet has led to numerous opportunities and benefits; however, the architecture of the cybersphere offers users unprecedented opportunities to engage in hate speech. A leading international researcher in this field, Emma A. Jane weaves together data and theory from multiple disciplines and expresses her findings in a style that is engaging, witty and powerful. Misogyny Online is an important read for students and faculty members alike across the social sciences and humanities.

Reviews
If R.D. Laing was correct in saying "few books are forgivable," then it's surely the case that fewer still are necessary. This book is. Emma Jane has taken some well-worn media and cultural studies orthodoxies and subjected them to a series of trenchant, persuasive, and often laugh-out-loud criticisms. People analysing cybersphere culture and discourse cannot afford to ignore this book. -- Chris Fleming Misogyny online: a short (and brutish) history is a rigorous, necessary and at times terrifying exploration of one of the most pressing and rapidly growing forms of harassment and abuse of women and girls today. Dr Jane's interrogation of the rhetoric of sexualised, gendered violence and the rise of multi-perpetrator attacks on individual women using digital technology is a must-read for a greater understanding of this phenomenon and its impact on democracy, culture and the individual. -- Tara Moss
Author description
Emma A. Jane is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of the Arts and Media at the University of New South Wales, Australia. She is currently involved in two major research projects: one on gendered cyberhate, and another on the ethics of cognitive enhancement or 'smart drugs'. Prior to commencing her academic career, Emma spent nearly 25 years working in the Australian print, electronic, and on-line media. She has written seven previous books including a novel, Deadset, which won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Asia and the South Pacific for Best First Novel in 1997.
Table of contents
Introduction: The warning is you will receive no warning Chapter one: The rise of Rapeglish Chapter two: Why it is so Chapter three: Hitting home Chapter four: The blame game Chapter five: Epic institutional fails Conclusion: The electronic equivalent of everywhere
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General Fields

  • : 9781473916005
  • : SAGE Publications Ltd
  • : SAGE Publications Ltd
  • : October 2016
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hardback
  • : 305.42
  • : 152
  • : Emma Jane