Racism and the Affordances of the Internet

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

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This chapter shows how the Internet has become a dangerous place for encounters with racism. It analyses how racists behave online, recognising that not all racism has been constructed by people with overt racist agendas or a conscious sense of antipathy to other races or ethnic groups. It also identifies a range of elements that constitute racist behaviour online and examines situations where racism is experienced by targets, though perpetrators may dispute that they are racist.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCyber Racism and Community Resilience
Subtitle of host publicationStrategies for Combating Online Race Hate
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages51
ISBN (Electronic)9783319643885
ISBN (Print)9783319643878
Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2017

Publication series

NamePalgrave Hate Studies
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan


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