Cyber Racism and Community Resilience: Strategies for Combating Online Race Hate

Andrew Jakubowicz, Kevin Dunn, Gail Mason, Yin Paradies, Ana-Maria Bliuc, Nasya Bahfen, Andre Oboler, Rosalie Atie, Karen Connelly

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This book highlights cyber racism as an ever growing contemporary phenomenon. Its scope and impact reveals how the internet has escaped national governments, while its expansion is fuelling the spread of non-state actors. In response, the authors address the central question of this topic: What is to be done?

Cyber Racism and Community Resilience demonstrates how the social sciences can be marshalled to delineate, comprehend and address the issues raised by a global epidemic of hateful acts against race. Authored by an inter-disciplinary team of researchers based in Australia, this book presents original data that reflects upon the lived, complex and often painful reality of race relations on the internet. It engages with the various ways, from the regulatory to the role of social activist, which can be deployed to minimise the harm often felt.

This book will be of particular interest to students and academics in the fields of cybercrime, media sociology, and cyber racism.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages376
ISBN (Electronic)9783319643885
ISBN (Print)9783319643878
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NamePalgrave Hate Series
PublisherPalgrave MacMillian


  • Trolling
  • Cyberspace and Race
  • Cyberspace and Racism
  • Cyber Racism
  • Racism and the Internet
  • Communities of Resistance Against Racism
  • Cyber Racism and Community Resilience Project


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