Anti-Afropolitan ethics and the performative politics of online scambaiting

  title={Anti-Afropolitan ethics and the performative politics of online scambaiting},
  author={James Y{\'e}k{\'u}},
  journal={Social Dynamics},
  pages={240 - 258}
  • James Yékú
  • Published 2020
  • Sociology
  • Social Dynamics
  • ABSTRACT Online scambaiting problematises the identity of the 419 scammer whose virtual labours connect significantly to the digital dimensions of Afropolitanism. When examined through the photographic practices demanded of 419 scammers in several Internet communities, scambaiting, a form of Internet vigilantism that is targeted at online scammers to avert scam, produces epistemic violence which evacuates the black male body of human dignity. Although scambaiting is potentially an ethical… CONTINUE READING