Project Category: WP3: Culture, Ideologies, & Religion

  • Online hate speech: contents, networks and effects on hate crime

    Online hate speech: contents, networks and effects on hate crime

    Project Synopsis Title: Online hate speech: contents, networks and effects on hate crime Throughout history, hate speech has affected societies leading up to genocides all over the world. However, an impelling question today is: has the diffusion of social media determined a shift, as “hate” can now also be quickly posted, stated in videos and…

  • Preaching Hate: A Contextual Discourse Analysis of Charismatic Socio-Religious Speech

    Preaching Hate: A Contextual Discourse Analysis of Charismatic Socio-Religious Speech

    Project Synopsis Title: Preaching Hate: A Contextual Discourse Analysis of Charismatic Socio-Religious Speech This project investigates the relationship between the emotions undergirding the practice of hate and the construction and influence of formal and informal types of authority in the European context. Increasingly “hateful ideologies” are propagated by right-wing propagandists, religious fanatics, and extreme left…

  • Religion and Hate Victimization among Youth: Contexts, Consequences and Adaptive Strategies

    Religion and Hate Victimization among Youth: Contexts, Consequences and Adaptive Strategies

    Project Synopsis Title: Religion and Hate Victimization among Youth: Contexts, Consequences and Adaptive Strategies Religion remains a source of meaning for billions of people in today’s world. For many, religion is a crucial part of their identity, which sets the guidelines for their way of living, form of communicating, their dress code and behaviour. Being…

  • Religiously motivated hate speech targeting queer people: An International Human Rights Law Analysis

    Religiously motivated hate speech targeting queer people: An International Human Rights Law Analysis

    Project Synopsis Title: Religiously motivated hate speech targeting queer people: An International Human Rights Law Analysis Religiously motivated ‘hate speech’ which targets queer people presents a dilemma for human rights on the domestic, regional, and international level. From an international human rights law perspective, the rights to freedom of expression and freedom of religion are…

  • A Critical Analysis of Hate Perpetration Against Roma

    A Critical Analysis of Hate Perpetration Against Roma

    Project Synopsis Title: A Critical Analysis of Hate Perpetration Against Roma. Antigypsyism is “a specific form of racism directed against gypsies, an ideology based on racial superiority, a form of dehumanization and institutional racism fueled by historical discrimination, which is expresses, among other ways, through violence, hate speech, exploitation, stigmatization and the most brutal discrimination”…

  • Hate speech in polarized political controversies – communicative dynamics and prospects of prevention

    Hate speech in polarized political controversies – communicative dynamics and prospects of prevention

    Project Synopsis Title: Hate speech in polarized political controversies – communicative dynamics and prospects of prevention. Hate speech is profoundly linked to politics and ideology. For instance, hate speech frequently targets politically salient and/or marginalized groups, rises in response to sociopolitical events, and is more prevalent in political compared to nonpolitical online discussions. Relatedly, political…