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Misogyny Online
A Short (and Brutish) History



October 2016 | 152 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Misogyny Online explores the worldwide phenomenon of gendered cyberhate as a significant discourse which has been overlooked and marginalized. 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.
 
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

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
Western Sydney University

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
UNICEF National Ambassador for Child Survival, feminist commentator and human rights advocate

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

A powerful text .... essential reading for everybody

Miss Desiree Jansen
Higher Education, Accrington And Rossendale College
June 14, 2017

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Introduction: the warning is you will receive no warning


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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.  More About Author

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