Online Othering: Exploring Digital Violence and Discrimination on the Web

Karen Lumsden, Emily Harmer

Research output: Book/ReportBook


Develops the innovative concept of online othering to help explore and analyse online abuse and hate in various contexts.

Offers an interdisciplinary analysis of the online cultures which engage in forms of online othering and abuse.

Presents victims' experiences of online othering and acts of resistance.

Informs the future regulation and policing of online hate and abuse.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages407
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-12633-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-12635-3
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NamePalgrave Studies in Cybercrime and Cybersecurity (PSCYBER)
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan


  • Trump
  • White masculinity
  • gendered othering
  • online hate
  • hate crime
  • social media
  • victims
  • sexism
  • policing hate
  • gendered violence
  • trolling
  • violence
  • sexting
  • revenge porn
  • political women
  • transgender
  • disability
  • cybercrime
  • hate speech
  • violence and crime
  • policing


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