Stigma management techniques of gay skinheads: A content analysis of a gay racist website and message boards
Justice and Society Studies
gays, racism, research, social media
In 2004, Lisa Waldner began a project attempting to find out why gay racists are attracted to White supremacy groups and how these individuals attempt to neutralise the stigma of homosexuality in order to gain acceptance by other White power supporters. This case study illustrates some of the ethical and methodological difficulties of trying to infiltrate a group to learn more about its members and the advantages and disadvantages of using content analysis of a static web page to learn more about the ideology of group members. Includes bibliographical references.
Sage Cases in Methodology