Far-right online communities are the subject of much research. However, the impacts of this research on the researcher themselves have gone under-analyzed. I examine how my own research of the far-right affects both my physical body and mental health. I interrogate what it means when understandings of space change due to embedding oneself in online communities. This article argues that the process of purposeful and intentional breaking down of boundaries is a process of reshaping the space in which I exist.
Blankets, Rosaries, and Cajun French: The Impacts of Researching Far-Right Online Discourse on the Researcher
Riley Clare Valentine, PhD, holds their degree in political science from Louisiana State University. Their research focuses on political rhetoric and the ways in which it shapes interpretations and understanding of political concepts. They obtained their BA from Agnes Scott College.
Riley Clare Valentine; Blankets, Rosaries, and Cajun French: The Impacts of Researching Far-Right Online Discourse on the Researcher. Journal of Autoethnography 1 July 2023; 4 (3): 315–329. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/joae.2023.4.3.315
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