Accessibility navigation


“Everything goes against the German here!” : self-victimising discourse in comments on migration-related posts on the Alternative für Deutschland Facebook page

Schroeter, M. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9636-245X (2021) “Everything goes against the German here!” : self-victimising discourse in comments on migration-related posts on the Alternative für Deutschland Facebook page. In: Monnier, A., Boursier, A. and Seoane, A. (eds.) Cyberhate in the Context of Migrations. Postdisciplinary Studies in Discourse. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. (In Press)

[img] Text - Accepted Version
· Restricted to Repository staff only
· The Copyright of this document has not been checked yet. This may affect its availability.

442kB

It is advisable to refer to the publisher's version if you intend to cite from this work. See Guidance on citing.

Abstract/Summary

This chapter investigates user comments on migration-related posts on the Facebook page of the far-right German political party Alternative für Deutschland. After a conceptualising discussion of hate speech online and a contextualising description of the Alternative für Deutschland and its Facebook presence, user comments on nine migration-related Facebook posts are investigated in a qualitative discourse analytical framework. The chapter demonstrates by way of a contextualised discourse analysis how a range of recurrent topoi of immigrants as burden, danger, exploitation and injustice and specific recurring features, including expressions of physical revulsion and sarcasm, combine to form a discourse of self-victimisation in the user comments. Thes findings will be discussed in the light of a need for contextualised discourse analyses of hate speech beyond the use of derogatory terms that considers a range of recurrent features in combination.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Literature and Languages > Modern Languages and European Studies > German
Arts, Humanities and Social Science > Language Text and Power
ID Code:98353
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan

University Staff: Request a correction | Centaur Editors: Update this record

Page navigation