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`Online othering': An introduction (by Emily Harmer and Karen Lumsden)

Section I: Online Culture Wars: The Rise of the Alt-Right, Trumpism and White Masculinities

Section I: Editors' Introduction (by Emily Harmer and Karen Lumsden)

Chapter 1: Online hate movements: From the far-right to the 'alt-right' and from the margins to the mainstream (by Aaron Winter)

Chapter 2: Libcucks, fags and useful idiots: The othering of oppositional white masculinities by the `alt-right' (by Alex Green)

Chapter 3: `"I want to kill you in front of your children" is not a threat. It's an expression of a desire, not of an intent': Discourses of trolling and gendered violence on a Reddit Men's Rights Activist (MRA) forum (by Karen Lumsden)

Section II: Experiences of Online Abuse: Gendered Othering, Sexism and Misogyny

Editors' Introduction (by Emily Harmer and Karen Lumsden)

Chapter 4: Online/offline continuities: Online abuse of feminists as a form of violence against women (by Ruth Lewis, Mike Rowe and Clare Wiper)

Chapter 5: Power, pleasure and pain: Approaching sexting and revenge porn with post-feminism (by Rikke Amundsen)

Chapter 6: `There's a bit of banter': How male teenagers `do boy' on social networking sites (by John Whittle, Dave Elder-Vass and Karen Lumsden)

Chapter 7: Othering political women: Online misogyny and racism towards women in public life (by Emily Harmer and Rosalynd Southern)

Section III: Online Exclusion: Boundaries, Spaces and Intersectionality

Editors' Introduction (by Karen Lumsden and Emily Harmer)

Chapter 8: The online `othering' of transgender and non-binary people: A discourse analysis of comments on Youtube videos on `gender neutral toilets' (by Ben Colliver, Adrian Coyle and Maria Silvestri)

Chapter 9: Invisible needs: Young people with physical disabilities seek sexual information online (by Herminder Kaur)

Chapter 10: Rural racism in the digital age (by Nathan Kerrigan)

Section IV: Responding to, Regulating and Policing Online Hate

Editors' Introduction (by Karen Lumsden and Emily Harmer)

Chapter 11: `When I saw women being has made me want to stand up and fight': Reporting, responding to, and resisting online misogyny (by Jo Smith)

Chapter 12: Disability hate speech: Interrogating the online/offline distinction (by Phillipa Hall)

Chapter 13: Critique of the stalking risk profile: The changing nature of online relationships in cases of cyberstalking (by Brianna O'Shea, R. Julian, J. Prichard and S. Kelty)

About the Author

Dr Karen Lumsden is a sociologist, qualitative researcher, trainer, author and consultant. She is the author of over 40 publications including the books: Reflexivity: Theory Method and Practice, Reflexivity in Criminological Research, and Boy Racer Culture: Youth, Masculinity and Deviance. She has a PhD in Sociology from the University of Aberdeen and has held academic positions at Loughborough University, the University of Aberdeen, the University of Abertay Dundee and the University of Leicester. Her research interests and work focuses on policing, victims, online abuse, critiques of the neoliberal academy, and qualitative methods including reflexivity, ethnography and narrative inquiry.

Emily Harmer is Lecturer in Media at the Department of Communication and Media, University of Liverpool, UK. Her research analyses the relationship between media and politics, with specific interest in gendered political communication. She has published in a range of journals including Media, Culture and Society and Feminist Media Studies.

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