Keyboard Warriors : The Production of Islamophobic Identity and an Extreme Worldview within an Online Political Community by Graham Edward Geddes

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  • Title: Keyboard Warriors : The Manufacturing of Islamophobic Identification and an Excessive Worldview inside an Online Political Neighborhood
  • Author: Graham Edward Geddes
  • Category: Different
  • Date: Aug 2016
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: ISBN: 9781443898553

 

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The far-right English Defence League (EDL) is an odd product of world and native dynamics, most prominently the ‘Warfare on Terror’. Whereas the EDL has develop into well-known for its high-profile Islamophobic demonstrations inside native communities, the majority of its day-to-day exercise happens online inside its social networking websites, between supporters—known as ‘keyboard warriors’. ‘Keyboard warriors” actions are confined to the digital realm and they’re unlikely to attend EDL occasions in bodily area, resembling demonstrations. This guide explores the sort of Islamophobic id that’s produced by EDL supporters inside the networking websites, and focuses on how this id is constructed round insecurities which might be central to the lives of this inhabitants. EDL supporters could be recognized as members of the working class which have skilled vital ontological insecurity for the reason that 1980s, as a consequence of globalisation and associated deindustrialisation. Working class id has been weakened in distinction to the post-war period when stronger roles may very well be positioned for such teams. Adrift in a post-industrial panorama, positioned in an ethno-religious warfare hooked up to emotions of sophistication and nationwide satisfaction and now mediated by new social networking methods, the insecurities of those sections of the white working class have develop into hooked up to a assemble of Islamic id that’s outlined as basically immoral and harmful. This attribution of ‘otherness’, nevertheless, just isn’t restricted merely to Muslims, however is utilized to any perceived anti-EDL agent, together with the federal government and the police, that are aggregated right into a hegemonic foe that persecutes the English nation and facilitates Islamic expansionism. The central theme of the guide is that new media methods have develop into essential to an understanding of maximum political identities and the enlargement of worldviews during which inter-group battle is amplified, whereas additionally providing a way of which means and shallowness for these concerned.

 

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