Gangstalking: Academic Intersections and Ethical Issues
Subtitle: Academic Intersections and Ethical Issues
Subject Classification: Psychology, Law and Legal Ethics, Society and Culture
BIC Classification: JFHC, JMH, JF
BISAC Classification: SOC058000, SOC063000, SOC002010
Binding: Hardback, pp.(to be confirmed)
Planned Publication date: December 2024
ISBN (printed book): 978-1-80441-308-1
ISBN (web pdf): 978-1-80441-309-8
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Gangstalking is a novel persecutory belief system. Victims believe they are harassed by a group of unknown stalkers, perhaps connected with the mafia, CIA or law enforcement. Victims describe themselves as targeted individuals (TIs). People who identify as TIs have perpetrated mass shooting incidents as revenge or to draw attention to the problem. Social media has allowed the concept to spread globally and there are millions of posts about gangstalking online. However there are only a handful of published academic research studies of gangstalking.
This book summarizes current academic research about gangstalking, with a focus on the ethical dilemmas involved in researching this unique concept. Gangstalking research is necessarily intersectional, spanning the fields of criminology and law enforcement; counselling; psychology; and social media; but does not clearly fit into any one defined field. Understanding gangstalking involves exploring ethical issues and paradoxes, and can also lead to new theories illuminating the puzzle of paranoia.
This is a genuinely unique book; the first academic book on gangstalking. It brings together researchers and experts from many different fields and perspectives.
Author: Dr. Liz Johnston is Associate Professor of Social Work, Social Sciences Dept., California Polytechnic University, USA.
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