Local Nazis in your area : public shaming and communal disgust in the doxing of white nationalists at Charlottesville
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Citation:Hawkes, R. (2017). Local Nazis in your Area: Public shaming and communal disgust in the doxing of white nationalists at Charlottesville.Pūrātoke: Journal of Undergraduate Research in the Creative Arts and Industries, 1(1), 57-69. ISSN: 2538-0133. Unitec ePress. Retrieved from: http://www.unitec.ac.nz/epress
Permanent link to Research Bank record:https://hdl.handle.net/10652/4034
Eagerness to ‘name and shame’ neo-Nazis after alt-right violence and intimidation at the ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has revitalised the ethical debate over the practice of ‘doxing’ (dropping documents) to publicly shame previously unidentified white nationalists. Drawing on Sara Ahmed’s politics of emotion to analyse the affective politics of doxing as a weaponised form of public shaming and expression of personal disgust raises urgent questions about the effects and ethics of doxing as an activist practice and form of cyber-harrassment. ["Doxing – the intentional, non-consensual, public online release of personal identifying information about an individual, “often with the intent to humiliate, threaten, intimidate, or punish” – has become an established means of public shaming and credibility delegitimisation in the internet era"]
Keywords:Charlottesville, Virginia (August 11-12, 2017), Unite the Right rally (Charlottesville, Viginia 2017), white supremacists, neo-Nazis, doxing, online hate speech, cyberbullying, social media, social control, activist cyber-harassment, internet ethics
ANZSRC Field of Research:200102 Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies, 200212 Screen and Media Culture
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