Misogyny, hostile beliefs and the transmission of extremism: a comparison of the far-right in the UK and Australia
Comparing the current threat of far-right extremism in the UK and Australia, this project seeks to examine the role of online channels in amplifying gender ideology and misogyny across transnational networks on three levels:
- misogynistic views and hostile/sexist beliefs held and espoused at the individual level
- in-group dynamics, with particularly focus on how women and men are positioned within the group itself and their roles
- the general politicised ideologies that frame both the beliefs and roles, offering a “sense of meaning” that shapes participation.
This project will also examine the intersection points of how these dynamics manifest in the offline space, with specific concern as to whether there are offline sites that reinforce gender identity and ideology which in turn justify both violence and hostile beliefs.