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Author Fofiu, Adela Author.

Title Apocalypse on the net Extreme Threat and the Majority-Minority Relationship on the Romanian Internet Adela Fofiu [electronic resource]

Published Frankfurt a.M. Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften 201312


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Edition 1st, New ed.
Physical description 181 p.
Series Europäische Hochschulschriften / European University Studies / Publications Universitaires Européennes 451
Thesis notes Doctoral Thesis
Contents Contents: Panic on the web: cyberhate, identity and fear – Cyberhate and Romania's national history – Apocalypticism on the New Right blog – The New Right cyberhate strategies – The spread of the apocalyptic cyberhate – The end is nigh.
Summary The apocalypse can bring upon the world either termination, either change. By exploring how emotions, ethnic or national belonging and digital technologies work together in constructing an apocalypticizing national self, this book offers a complex analysis of far rightist apocalyptic narratives. Content analysis performed on the blog of the New Right, a far rightist organization from Romania, unveils a fascinating imaginary of fear and hate toward otherness, of strong beliefs that the world, our world, is ending through its transformation into something else – something that we know and, at the same time, do not know and loath. The social psychology of emotions, belonging and identity, the sociology of globalization and studies on cyberhate are intertwined into the exploration and interpretation of on-line apocalyptic narratives that imagine the Gypsification and Hungarization of Romania and the Islamization of Europe as irreversible change.
History notes Adela Fofiu holds a PhD in sociology from the Babes-Bolyai University (Romania). She is a founding member of the Romanian Society of Sociologists and is also active in the International Study of Religion in Eastern and Central Europe Association. The author has been a visiting researcher at the Research Institute for Cosmopolitan Cultures at the University of Manchester and continues to develop her research projects within the Institute for Global Studies at the Babes-Bolyai University.
ISBN 9783653032628
Standard Number 9783653032628