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Extreme parallels: a corpus-driven analysis of ISIS and far-right discourse

Published on Jul 2, 2020in Kotuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online
· DOI :10.1080/1177083X.2019.1698623
Louisa Buckingham5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Auckland),
Nusiebah Alali1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Auckland)
Abstract
ABSTRACTIn this study, we examine key psychological dimensions in the manifestos authored by the perpetrators of the Christchurch and Utoya massacres, the right-wing extremists Brenton Tarrant and ...
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