Centre for Research in Communication and Culture


14 December 2016

Analysis of face-to-face racist abuse

Presented By Mirko Demasi
  • 1-2:30 pm (a DARG event)
  • B1.14 Brockington Building

About this event

"This is an extract from a mobile phone recording of a Kenyan woman in Finland at the receiving end of racist abuse from a Finnish woman. It's is reminiscent of other videos of people being recorded using racist language, which subsequently made their way into social media. This particular recording was obtained from a online article from a Finnish tabloid paper, Iltalehti. Although this incident takes place in Finland, both people in the recording speak English to teach other.

At this present time, I don't have a particular area I wish to focus on, I'm open to any and all suggestions of how to go about analysing this. One potential area of interest would be how does one go about using the type of language that can be construed as racist while also trying to frame such talk in some way as acceptable."

This is event is part of the Discourse and Rhetoric Group (DARG) events series.