Gay Clowns, Pigs and Traitors: An Emotion Analysis of Online Hate Speech Directed at the Swedish-Speaking Population in Finland

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Abstract

The article deals with the emotion analysis of online hate speech,studying the way that emotions are performed in online hate speech directed atthe Swedish-speaking population in Finland. The material originates from thepublic debate forum Suomi24. In analysing the forum posts, I intend to show howhatemongers use emotional words, emotive expressions and metaphors referringto the Finnish national awakening and how this is connected to the populistdiscourse of today. As a result, three categories of hate speech emerge from thematerial: suspicion, demasculinization, and dehumanization.

Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)25–50
JournalFolklore: Electronic Journal of Folklore
Volume74
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • hate speech

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