Matthew Hall, Jeff Hearn, Ruth Lewis

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The use of the Internet and related socio-technological affordances has mushroomed in recent decades. Coinciding with the many positive, everyday uses of such technologies has been a growth in various forms of misuse that have significant, sometimes fatal, impacts for victim-survivors, families, friends, colleagues, communities, workplaces, and many others. One such category of harm is digital gender-sexual violations (DGSV) – the focus of this book. This chapter sets out the book’s contents, briefly discussing the different chapters in turn. Organised into three parts, the book begins by exploring how we understand and examine DGSV, which includes considerations around the words and concepts used in DGSV and other related research, and how DGSV can be situated into different research domains, as well as exploring what we mean by online interactions, and the data, methods of analysis, and ethical considerations deployed in the analytical chapters. The second part presents our empirical research on the online textual abuse of feminists, upskirting, revenge pornography, and considerations for some other forms of DGSV. The chapter summaries in the final part engage with the wider implications for workplaces, organisations, and public spaces, as well as those related to socio-legal-technical ramifications, culminating with additional considerations for working with and studying DGSV
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Gender-Sexual Violations Violence
Subtitle of host publicationViolence, Technologies, Motivations
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781003138273
ISBN (Print)9780367686123, 9780367686116
Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2022

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