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Just Words On Speech and Hidden Harm : On Speech and Hidden Harm - Mary Kate McGowan

Just Words On Speech and Hidden Harm

On Speech and Hidden Harm

Hardcover Published: 14th April 2019
ISBN: 9780198829706
Number Of Pages: 224

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We all know that speech can be harmful. But what are the harms and how exactly does the speech in question brings those harms about? Mary Kate McGowan identifies a previously overlooked mechanism by which speech constitutes, rather than merely causes, harm. She argues that speech constitutes harm when it enacts a norm that prescribes that harm. McGowan illustrates this theory by considering many categories of speech including sexist remarks, racist hate speech, pornography, verbal triggers for stereotype threat, micro-aggressions, political dog whistles, slam poetry, and even the hanging of posters. Just Words explores a variety of harms - such as oppression, subordination, discrimination, domination, harassment, and marginalization - and ways in which these harms can be remedied.

Introduction 1: Preliminaries 2: Conversational Exercitives 3: On Differences Between Standard and Conversational Exercitives 4: The General Phenomenon: Covert Exercitives 5: Speech and Oppression 6: On Pornography: Subordination and Silencing 7: Race, Speech, and Free Speech Law Conclusion

ISBN: 9780198829706
ISBN-10: 0198829701
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 14th April 2019
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.84 x 14.22  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.39

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