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Misogyny Online : A Short (and Brutish) History

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 152 pages
  • 148 x 210 x 15.24mm | 330g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1473916003
  • 9781473916005
  • 826,480

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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The book is well-written, engaging and worth a read, and it will interest those who want to study or learn more about cyber hate culture, gender and online harassment. -- Ambika Kohli * New Zealand Sociology * 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 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
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About Emma A. Jane

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.
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