|Appears in Collections:||Literature and Languages Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||Society Must Be Defended: Online Quality of Life, a Foucauldian Case Study of Gamergate|
|Keywords:||online quality of life|
|Citation:||Lindsay S (2017) Society Must Be Defended: Online Quality of Life, a Foucauldian Case Study of Gamergate, Spark: Stirling International Journal of Postgraduate Research (3), pp. 42-53.|
|Abstract:||The activity of real-life trolls and the psychological impact on their victims has been the subject matter of recent television drama, such as Channel 4’s Cyberbully (2015), and horror films with a supernatural twist, such as Unfriended (2015). However, this article explores a key transition in the construction of online social power, from its direct, brutal enforcement by the figure of the troll, to a particular example of the online, biopolitical regulation of quality of life using the device of Vivian James: the fictional character, mascot, and figurehead of the Gamergate protest movement.|
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