On this week’s episode of Yeah Nah Pasaran! we talk to Sahana Udupa [Twitter], Professor of Media Anthropology at LMU Munich and a Joan Shorenstein Fellow at Harvard University (2021). Sahana recently co-edited Digital Hate: The Global Conjuncture of Extreme Speech (Indiana University Press, 2021), which:
provides the first distinctly global and interdisciplinary perspective on hateful language online. Moving beyond Euro-American allegations of “fake news,” contributors draw attention to local idioms and practices and explore the profound implications for how community is imagined, enacted, and brutally enforced around the world. With a cross-cultural framework nuanced by ethnography and field-based research, the volume investigates a wide range of cases—from anti-immigrant memes targeted at Bolivians in Chile to trolls serving the ruling AK Party in Turkey—to ask how the potential of extreme speech to talk back to authorities has come under attack by diverse forms of digital hate cultures.
See/hear also : Facebook lobbied over poll rules: Papers, Deeksha Bhardwaj, Venkat Ananth, The Hindustan Times, November 22, 2021 | Online Gods: A Podcast About Digital Cultures in India and Beyond.
4.30pm, Thursday, December 9, 2021 /// 3CR /// 855AM / streaming live on the 3CR website
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