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The Digital Arena

  • Mark A. Wood
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Crime, Media and Culture book series (PSCMC)

Abstract

This chapter examines how fight pages have generated participatory modes of spectating bare-knuckle violence, and in doing so, have brokered agonistic publics where street justice and ​bare-knuckle brawling are valorized. Drawing on a content analysis of close to 6000 user comments posted on Crazy Street Fights, The Craziest Fights Ever, Just Fights Videos, Real Crazy Fights and Only Street Fighting, I examine why individuals commented on these pages, what they said when they did so, and how Facebook’s architecture might generate new criminologically significant socialities where criminal acts are legitimated.

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  1. 1.CriminologyUniversity of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia

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