Publication details [#60335]

Malmqvist, Karl. 2015. Satire, racist humour and the power of (un)laughter: On the restrained nature of Swedish online racist discourse targeting EU-migrants begging for money. Discourse & Society 26 (6) : 733–753.
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SAGE Publications


Online racism -like on the Swedish website Flashback- may be voiced subtly and subdued as well as more plainly via diverse humorous processes. A reaction with laughing and unlaughing answers discloses an online racist affective–discursive order under construction, which requires clearness in voicing racist messages, thus indicating racism’s reticent nature.