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“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 (2022) “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, pp. 83-114. ISBN 9783030921033

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-92103-3_4

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 > Languages and Cultures > German
Arts, Humanities and Social Science > Language Text and Power
ID Code:98353
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan

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