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Hate Speech in Asia and Europe

Beyond Hate and Fear, 1st Edition

Edited by Myungkoo Kang, Marie-Orange Rivé-Lasan, Wooja Kim, Philippa Hall


240 pages | 6 B/W Illus.

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This edited collection provides a timely review of the current state of hate speech research in Asia and Europe, through the comparative examples of Korea, Japan and France.

Extending the study of hate speech studies beyond the largely western emphasis on European and US contexts dominant in the field, this book’s comparative framework aims to examine hate speech as a global phenomenon spanning Asian and European contexts. An innovative range of nuanced empirical case studies explore hate speech by analysing gendered hate speech and nationality, French cartoon humour, official counter radicalisation narratives and the use of international law to inform domestic legislation in the Philippines and Japan. A fresh perspective on Asian and European hate speech, this book’s evaluation of current of hate speech research also identifies future directions for the development of theory and method.

Filling a critical gap in the literature, Hate Speech in Asia and Europe will appeal to students and scholars of law, politics, religion, history, social policy and social science more broadly, as well as Asian Studies.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction, Myungkoo Kang

Section 1: Current State of Hate Speech

2. Meta-analysis of Hate Speech Studies in South Korea - Myungkoo Kang, Sojeong Park and Jaejin Lee

3. When Women Perform Hate Speech: Gender, Patriotism and Social Empowerment, Jackie Kim Wachutka

4. Banal Misogyny: Exploring the Ways of Reporting and Remembering Crimes on Women in the mainstream Media in South Korea, Hyojin Jeong and Younghan Cho

5. The Caricature as a Form of Hate Speech? : The Example of the Diffusion of French ‘Atomic Humour” in Japan, Tino Bruno

6. Hate and Threat in French Jihadist Propaganda, Laura Ascone

Section 2: Countering and Reforming Hate Speech

7. Dialogues and Diversity in Korea, Japan and France: The Contribution of International Law to Hate Speech legislation in National and Transnational Contexts, Philippa Hall

8. When Hate Becomes Illegal: Legislation Processes of the Anti-Hate Speech Law in Japan? Naoto Higuchi

9. Free Market Place of Ideas: Applying the Approach of the UN Human Rights Committee and the European Court of Human Rights in Philippine Internet Hate Speech Cases, Gemmo Bautista Fernandez

10. Can Strategic Human Rights Litigation Complement Social Movements? A Case Study of Anti-Hate Speech Movement and International Human Rights law in Japan, Ayako Hatano

About the Editors

Myungkoo Kang teaches Media and Cultural Studies at the Seoul National University, Korea.

Marie-Orange Rivé-Lasan is an Associate Professor at Paris Diderot University, France, teaching Korean contemporary history in the East Asia Languages and Civilisations Department.

Wooja Kim is an Associate Professor at the college of International Relations at Ritsumeikan University, Japan.

Philippa Hall is an independent writer and researcher whose interests include social policy, legal reform, political economy and mass media policy.

About the Series

Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

The aim of this series is to publish original, high-quality work by both new and established scholars on all aspects of contemporary Asia.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies