The Women of Stormfront: An Examination of White Nationalist Discussion Threads on the Internet

The Women of Stormfront: An Examination of White Nationalist Discussion Threads on the Internet
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Year2011
PublisherInternet Journal of Criminology
AuthorCastle, T. and Chevalier, M.

Description

Although a plethora of literature exists on hate or extremist group activity, the role of racist women remains an unexplored area. The current study sought to explore one method of communication for racist women, the Internet. The researchers conducted a content analysis on 227 discussion threads provided on one of the oldest extremist websites on the Internet, Stormfront. The purpose of this study was to investigate the content of the discussion threads described as ‘For Stormfront Ladies Only.’ Of primary interest to the researchers was whether the content discussed by women in this ‘White Nationalist’ cyber community supported the assertion by some scholars that the role of women in racist activities is undergoing a transformation and the implications of this study in that regard are discussed.

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