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Racism and Xenophobia in Portugal: normalization of hate speech online

Principal researcher: Pedro Sousa de Almeida

Research group: Circulation and Place-Making


Keywords

Racism | Hate speech | Internet | Portugal

Funding Institution

Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT)

Partners

Grupo EducAR; Associação Kazumba

State

Open

Start date

30-04-2021

End date

27-02-2022

Reference

759209334


Abstract

This research project carries out a critical analysis of the racial hate speeches produced and reproduced on the internet. Answering to the need to create research that stems from a critical theoretical body, the research is based on a qualitative methodology for analyzing virtual platforms. It is, therefore, intended to monitor, understand and characterize the narratives that support the spread of racial hate speeches in the Portuguese context. 

Through the construction of a comparative perspective with the pre-pandemic period, a set of strategies, counter-narratives and recommendations that could contribute to deconstruct, challenge and effectively combat the racism that is manifested in the online discourse, will be elaborated.

Team

Associated researchers

Ana Stela Cunha

Circulation and Place-Making

Danilo Cardoso Marcelino

Associated researchers

Diego Candido

Practices and Politics of Culture

Associated researchers

Janainna Pereira

Circulation and Place-Making

Pedro Miguel Figueiras Varela