The Incel Rebellion: The Rise of the Manosphere and the Virtual War Against Women (Paperback)

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Emerging alongside the progression of women's rights in the twenty-first century is the development of the men's rights movement, parts of which have culminated into the contemporary 'manosphere.' Consisting of online communities that ascribe to misogynistic ideologies, which objectify, disparage, and dehumanise women, the manosphere also houses those who identify as involuntary celibate (incel).

Drawing on ethnographic research and interviews, this book provides an original and timely insight into the development of the manosphere, how and why people join and self-identify as incel, the extent to which the influence and philosophy of incel and the incelsphere draws on and is penetrating mainstream culture and political discourse, and its harmful impact.

The Incel Rebellion is essential reading for a broad range of practitioners and scholars across criminology, sociology, terrorism studies, gender, media and cultural studies, and politics, as well as expanding the field of cybercrime research and beyond.

The ebook edition of this title is Open Access, thanks to Knowledge Unlatched funding, and freely available to read online.

About the Author

Lisa Sugiura is Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Cybercrime at the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Portsmouth, UK. She has an interdisciplinary international research track record on, and expertise in, online deviance, and technology-facilitated sexual abuse and violence. She has published on topics including the online pharmaceutical trade, phishing, online research ethics, rape culture online, and is the author of Respectable Deviance and Purchasing Medicine Online: Opportunities and Risks for Consumers.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781839822575
ISBN-10: 1839822570
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
Publication Date: November 5th, 2021
Language: English
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