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Hate Speech in Asia and Europe
Beyond Hate and Fear

ISBN 9781032238104
Published December 13, 2021 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

List of Figures and Tables

List of Contributors

1. Introduction: How would Asia and Europe go beyond Hate Speech?

Myungkoo Kang

Section 1: Current State of Hate Speech

2. Meta-analysis on Hate Speech Studies in South Korea

Myungkoo Kang, Jaejin Lee and Sojeong Park

3. Hate Speech in Japan: Patriotic Women, Nation and Love of Country

Jackie J. Kim-Wachutka

4. Banal Misogyny: Inventing the Myth of "Women Cannot Drive" and its Online Hate Speech in South Korea

Jeong Hyojin and Cho Younghan

5. 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 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

Gemmo Bautista Fernandez

10. Can Strategic Human Rights Litigation Complement Social Movements? A Case Study of the Movement Against Racism and Hate Speech in Japan

Ayako Hatano


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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.