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Incel (E)motives: Resentment, Shame and Revenge

Cottee, Simon (2020) Incel (E)motives: Resentment, Shame and Revenge. Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, . ISSN 1057-610X. (doi:10.1080/1057610X.2020.1822589) (KAR id:83593)


This article provides a framework for thinking about incels and incel-inspired terrorism. Incels are part of a fringe online subculture that trades in misogyny, victimhood and fatalism. The aim of the article is to describe these aforementioned orientations and the emotions associated with them. Only a tiny minority of incels commit acts of incel-inspired terrorism. Research on shame and revenge provides a useful starting-point for understanding these acts.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/1057610X.2020.1822589
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Simon Cottee
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2020 12:18 UTC
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2022 00:00 UTC
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