A Scoping Review of Research on Online Hate and Sport

KEARNS, Colm, SINCLAIR, Gary, BLACK, Jack, DOIDGE, Mark, FLETCHER, Thomas, KILVINGTON, Daniel, LISTON, Katie, LYNN, Theo and ROSATI, Pierangelo (2022). A Scoping Review of Research on Online Hate and Sport. Communication & Sport, 11 (2), 402-430.

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The rise of online hate speech in sports is a growing concern, with fans, players and officials subject to racist, sexist and homophobic abuse (in addition to many other prejudices) via social media platforms. While hate speech and discrimination have always been problems in sports, the growth of social media has seen them exacerbated exponentially. As a consequence, policy makers, sport governing bodies and grassroots anti-hate organisations are largely left playing catch-up with the rapidly shifting realm of online hate. Scholars have attempted to fill this vacuum with research into this topic, but such is the evolving nature of the issue that research has been diverse and fragmentary. We offer a scoping review into the scholarship of online hate in sport in order to encourage and facilitate further research into this urgent issue. Our review will achieve this through offering a comprehensive cataloguing of previously employed methodologies, case studies and conclusions. In doing so, it will not only equip future researchers with a concise overview of existing research in the field, but also illuminate areas and approaches in need of further examination.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Humanities Research Centre; Sociology, Politics and Policy Research Group; Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute; Sport Industry Research Centre; 1608 Sociology; 2001 Communication and Media Studies; 2002 Cultural Studies
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1177/21674795221132728
Page Range: 402-430
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2022 07:49
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2023 16:30
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/30916

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