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Author Barlow, Charlotte ♦ Awan, Imran
Source Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
Content type Text
Publisher SAGE Publishing
File Format HTM / HTML
Date Created 2017-01-26
Copyright Year ©2016
Language English
Subject Domain (in LCC) P87-96
Subject Keyword Linguistics ♦ Mass media ♦ Language and Literature ♦ Philology ♦ Communication
Abstract Academics are increasingly expected to use social media to disseminate their work and knowledge to public audiences. Although this has various advantages, particularly for alternative forms of dissemination, the web can also be an unsafe space for typically oppressed or subordinated groups. This article presents two auto-ethnographic accounts of the abuse and hate academics researching oppressed groups, namely, women and people of Muslim faith, experienced online. In doing so, this article falls into four parts. The first section provides an overview of existing literature, particularly focusing on work which explores the violence and abuse of women and people of Muslim faith online. The second section considers the auto-ethnographic methodological approach adopted in this article. The third section provides the auto-ethnographic accounts of the author’s experiences of hate and abuse online. The final section locates these experiences within broader theoretical concepts, such as silencing, and considers possible implications of such online hate in both an academic context and beyond.
ISSN 20563051
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2016-11-01
e-ISSN 20563051
Journal Social Media + Society
Volume Number 2

Source: Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)