A Call to Educate, Participate, Invoke and Indict: Understanding the Communication of Online Hate Groups

  title={A Call to Educate, Participate, Invoke and Indict: Understanding the Communication of Online Hate Groups},
  author={Lacy G. McNamee and Brittany L. Peterson and J. Pe{\~n}a},
  journal={Communication Monographs},
  pages={257 - 280}
  • Lacy G. McNamee, Brittany L. Peterson, J. Peña
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology
  • Communication Monographs
  • This study analyzes the messages in hate group websites using a grounded theory approach. Through this process of interpretive inquiry we propose four prominent themes—educate, participate, invoke, and indict—that characterize the messages examined in 21 hate groups. These message themes speak to the: (a) education of members and external publics; (b) participation within the group and in the public realm; (c) invocation of divine calling and privilege; and (d) indictment of external groups… CONTINUE READING
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