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Communicating misogyny: an interdisciplinary research agenda for social psychology

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posted on 26.06.2019 by Cristian Tileaga
The aim of this paper is to discuss how social psychology might go about studying social hostility in public life that goes beyond mere disagreement on political matters. The paper addresses the case of online misogyny against women active in public life. In the context of a profound coarsening of political debate in Britain and elsewhere, women who are active in public life come regularly up against a barrage of abuse and intimidation online. The paper argues that manifestations of misogyny cross ideological lines and takes an array of forms. Misogyny is a specific class of prejudice that harms the dignity of women by calling into question women’s (human) rights to participation in public life, freedom of expression, and personal safety. In order to fully understand the intricacies of online misogyny social psychologists need to draw upon more directly on communications and media theories of mediated communication and connective action.

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  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies

Published in

Social and Personality Psychology Compass

Volume

13

Issue

7

Citation

TILEAGA, C., 2019. Communicating misogyny: an interdisciplinary research agenda for social psychology. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 13 (7), e12491.

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© Wiley

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: TILEAGA, C., 2019. Communicating misogyny: an interdisciplinary research agenda for social psychology. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 13 (7), e12491., which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/spc3.12491. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.

Acceptance date

14/06/2019

Publication date

2019-07-19

ISSN

1751-9004

Language

en

Article number

e12491

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