Hate Narratives

Author: Iwona Jakubowska-Branicka
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
ISBN: 9783631649923
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Hate Narratives examines the limits of free speech and focuses on the role of language in creating images of reality, and on language’s power to build social relationships based on hatred. The study provides an analysis of language used in totalitarian systems, along with a particular kind of narrative description, namely dogmatic hate narratives, which are used in democratic systems as well. It focuses on the notion that the media and other sources of information create «parallel realities», and that facts created by media are translated into social fact. Central to this line of thought are the determinants by which an individual chooses from among the various broadcasted images of reality.

The Communication of Hate

Author: Michael Waltman
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9781433104473
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The book was awarded the 2011 NCA Franklyn S. Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression. This book sets out to explore how hate comes alive in language and actions by examining the nature and persuasive functions of hate in American society. Hate speech may be used for many purposes and have different intended consequences. It may be directed to intimidate an out-group, or to influence the behavior of in-group members. But how does this language function? What does it accomplish? The answers to these questions are addressed by an examination of the communicative messages produced by those with hateful minds. Beginning with an examination of the organized hate movement, the book provides a critique of racist discourse used to recruit and socialize new members, construct enemies, promote valued identities, and encourage ethnoviolence. The book also examines the strategic manipulation of hatred in our everyday lives by politicians, political operatives, and media personalities. Providing a comprehensive overview of hate speech, the book ends by describing the desirable features of an anti-hate discourse that promotes respect for social differences.

We can

Author: Agata de Latour
Publisher: Council of Europe
ISBN: 9287184682
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Combating hate speech offline and online: a new tool to help young people and educators to confront, dismantle and replace hateful narratives. Online hate speech has become a major form of human rights abuse, with serious, sometimes tragic consequences, both online and offline. Hate speech cannot be allowed to proliferate without being challenged and exposed in its nature: prejudicial views on social groups combined with fake news which feed phobias and fears, seem attractive as narratives. Narratives give a meaning to information presented because they connect with what people believe, or want to believe in.Their widespread presence online accredits their claims for legitimacy. But narratives are rarely the truth and never the whole truth. When they are used to oppress people, as in hate speech, the fundamentals of a pluralistic and democratic society are undermined, and the lives and dignity of people are at risk. Counter narratives are thus needed to discredit and deconstruct the narratives on which hate speech is based. Alternative narratives are also needed to reinforce positive values and perspectives which support human rights and democratic citizenship, such as solidarity, respect for diversity, freedom and equality. Young people need to occupy online public space with positive narratives based on hope and love. This manual presents communicative and educational approaches and tools for youth and other human rights activists to develop their own counter and alternative narratives to hate speech. It is designed for working with young people from the age of 13, and is based on the principles of human rights education and youth participation. Anyone can take action against speech. By providing insights into hate speech and human rights, and a methodology for producing counter narratives, We Can makes that action easier, more effective and positive. The Council of Europe launched the No Hate Speech Movement campaign to mobilise young people for human rights online and to combat hate speech. Education plays a central role in the campaign. This manual complements Bookmarks - A manual for combating hate speech online through human rights education, also published by the Council of Europe.

Fanaticism Racism and Rage Online

Author: Adam Klein
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319514245
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Fanaticism, Racism, and Rage Online is a critical exploration of digital hate culture and its myriad infiltrations into the modern online community. The book examines radical movements that have emerged both on the fringes of the Internet, as well as throughout the web’s most popular spaces where extremist voices now intermix with mainstream politics and popular culture. This investigation brings to light the different forms of extremist culture on the web, from the blatant hate websites, to the much more invasive faux-social networks, racist political blogs, and pseudo-scientific domains.

Love to Hate

Author: Jody Roy
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231500815
Format: PDF
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Why? is the simple, impulsive question we ask when confronted by horrible acts of hatred and violence. Why do students shoot fellow students or employees their coworkers? Why do mothers drown their children or husbands stalk and kill their wives? Love to Hate challenges us to turn this question upon ourselves at a deeper level. Why, as a culture, are we so fascinated by these acts? Why do we bestow celebrity on the perpetrators, while allowing the victims to fade into a second death of obscurity? Are we, as Pope John Paul II famously accused, "a culture of death"? And if so, how can we break free of this unacknowledged aspect of the cycle of violence? Unlike those who point solely to media imagery, splintered families, or lax gun control laws in search of the roots of America's endemic violence, Jody M. Roy suggests that we all must be held responsible. She argues that we reveal our love affair with hatred and violence in the ways we think and speak in our daily lives and in our popular culture. The very words we use function as building blocks of callousness and contempt, betraying our immersion in subtexts of violence and hatred. These subtexts are further revealed in our complex attitudes toward street gangs, school shooters, serial killers, and hate groups and the paroxysms of violence they unleash. As spectators, driven by our impulse to watch, we become an integral part of the equation of violence. In the book's final section, "Freeing Ourselves of Our Obsession with Hatred and Violence," Roy offers practical steps we can take—as parents, consumers, and voters—to free ourselves from linguistic and cultural complicity and to help create in America a culture of life.

Memory Nationalism and Narrative in Contemporary South Asia

Author: J. Edward Mallot
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137007060
Format: PDF
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This book investigates the ambivalent responses to the opposing compulsions of memory and forgetting in cultural production in South Asia. Mallot reveals how writers such as Salman Rushdie, Michael Ondaatje, and Amitav Ghosh indict nationalism's sins by accessing and encoding the past.

Hate speech

Author: Rita Kirk Whillock
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
ISBN: 9780803972087
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Rita Kirk Whillock and David Slayden's Hate Speech provides a scholarly, well-done book exploring the circumstances, politics, rhetoric, and nature of hate speech and its institutionalization. From gay rights to rape narratives, this volume examines a wide range of speeches and their results." --The Midwest Book Review "Hate Speech is an important text for those who study and/or promote the expression of ideas in a democratic style. It provides a clear justification for the recognition that hatred serves political and social ends: Whether we approve of the speech or not is less critical than understanding the role that hatred plays in society; hatred serves as a warning that all is not well in the community and simply repressing its expression through legal sanctions does little to erase the social conditions that prompt its use." --Raymie McKerrow, Department of Communication and Journalism, University of Maine "This scholarly and well-researched book is required reading for anyone interested in a thorough understanding of how hate is manifested and expressed. The varied perspectives presented in Hate Speech are as timely as they are illuminating. If our free, but increasingly complex, society is to fashion meaningful responses to the continuing existence of hate, this is the type of analysis we will need to undertake the task." --Morris Dees, Cofounder and Chief Trial Counsel, Southern Poverty Law Center Hate is a powerful and magnetic force in American culture. The expression of hate, whether verbal or physical compels attention and engenders disgust. This volume bravely explores the voice of rage--in the media, popular culture, political rhetoric, and in public and personal realms. In a candid view from multiple perspectives, including but not limited to the perpetrators and victims of rancor, Hate Speech explores ways in which hate is rationalized, invoked, expressed, and institutionalized. Critically and carefully, the contributors examine some of the most provocative issues of our time--gay rights, abortion, affirmative action--and the ways that they incite hatred and polarized positions. This in-depth analysis of how hatred festers and explodes within our culture will help us all to better understand the historical, theoretical, and practical realities of the incredible force of hatred. Hate is a topic that fascinates and repels people. Hate Speech provides a powerful way to look at issues of communication, ethics, and society. An original and insightful discussion-sparker, this book can be used as a supplement in a range of courses from communication to sociology to ethics and philosophy. Courses in race relations, popular culture, and mass media should also adopt this timely volume.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 364110498X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Across the Lines

Author: Michael Cronin
Publisher: Cork University Press
ISBN: 9781859181836
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A radical new work aiming to redefine the relationship between travel and language, focusing on the pivotal bond of language and culture as mediated through translation. An important feature of the Twentieth century has been the enormous growth in travel and the increasing mobility of individuals and groups across societies. A largely neglected aspect of this development has been the relationship of the traveller to language. Across the Lines examines the ways in which language mediates experience across cultures. It assesses a range of travel narratives by writers such as Bruce Chatwin, Dervla Murphy, Eva Hoffman and Jonathan Raban, and uses a theoretical frame of reference taken from socio-lingusitics, literary theory and semiotics. The work looks at what happens to the narrative of travel when the traveller has no grasp of the language spoken and how the status of interpreters, and guidebooks impact on different kinds of travel. Written by one of the leading thinkers in his field, Across the Lines raises concerns, which will be of interest to students and critics of language, translation, travel writing, tourism, and anthropology.