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Hate Speech in Asia and Europe
Beyond Hate and Fear

ISBN 9780367209001
Published March 11, 2020 by Routledge
206 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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 analyzing gendered hate speech and nationality, French cartoon humour, official counter radicalization 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: How would Asia and Europe go beyond the Hate Speech?  Section 1: Current State of Hate Speech  2. Meta-analysis on Hate Speech Studies in South Korea  3. Hate Speech in Japan: Patriotic Women, Nation and Love of Country   4. Banal Misogyny: Inventing the Myth of "Women Cannot Drive" and its Online Hate Speech in South Korea  5. Caricature as a Form of Hate Speech? The Example of the Diffusion of French ‘Atomic Humour” in Japan  6. Hate and Threat in French Jihadist Discourse  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  8. When Hate Becomes Illegal: Legislation Processes of the Anti-Hate Speech Law in Japan  9. Free Marketplace of Ideas: Applying the Approach of the UN Human Rights Committee and the European Court of Human Rights in Philippine Internet Hate Speech Cases  10. Can Strategic Human Rights Litigation Complement Social Movements? A Case Study of The Movement against Racism and Hate Speech in Japan

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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 Asian 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.

Sojeong Park is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Communication at Seoul National University.