The New Year’s 2015/ 2016 Public Sexual Violence Debate in Germany: Media Discourse, Gendered Anti-Muslim Racism and Criminal Law

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Abstract

This chapter discusses some of the national and international media coverage of the New Year’s Eve 2015/2016 sexual attacks, and the political, legal and societal responses to it in the period January to July 2016. With this reflection it contributes to international debates on Islamophobia, Anti-Muslim racism and gender.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedia, Crime and Racism
EditorsMonish Bhatia, Scott Poynting, Waqas Tufail
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Chapter5
Pages73-92
Number of pages20
Edition1st
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-71775-3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2018

Publication series

NamePalgrave Studies in Crime, Media and Culture
PublisherPalgrave

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    Vieten, U. M. (2018). The New Year’s 2015/ 2016 Public Sexual Violence Debate in Germany: Media Discourse, Gendered Anti-Muslim Racism and Criminal Law. In M. Bhatia, S. Poynting, & W. Tufail (Eds.), Media, Crime and Racism (1st ed., pp. 73-92). (Palgrave Studies in Crime, Media and Culture). Palgrave Macmillan.