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Understanding Words That Wound

1st Edition

By Richard Delgado, Jean Stefancic


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Successor and companion volume to Words that Wound, the first book to argue for recognition of hate speech as a serious social problem. The current volume greatly expands the coverage of hate speech, including chapters on children, the internet, recent cases, campus hate speech codes, and international responses. Deals expressly with ar

Table of Contents

Introduction, PART ONE: WHAT IS HATE SPEECH?, Words That Wound: The Harms of Hate Speech, Quantitative Issues: How Frequent Is Racial Vilification?, Theories of Racism and Hate Speech, PART TWO: WORDS, SPEAKERS, AND TARGETS, The Strange Careers of Four Special Words, Hate Speech and Children: The Special Case of Youth, College and University Students: The Case of Campus Hate Speech (and Conduct) Codes, Hate in Cyberspace, PART THREE: SPECIAL SYMBOLS, SPEAKERS, AND SHOWS, When Hate Goes Tangible: Logos, Mascots, Confederate Flags, and Monuments, Lawyer Discipline: When the System Sets Out to Purge Hate, PART FOUR: HATE IN BROADER FOCUS, Talk Shows: Hate on the Airwaves, Stretching to Make a Point: The Case of Hate Speech Against Whites, International and Comparative Perspectives, First Amendment Absolutism and Fallback Positions: Social Policy Objections to Hate Speech Remedies, The Future: First Amendment Legal Realism

About the Authors

RICHARD DELGADO is the Derrick A. Bell Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh. JEAN STEFANCIC is research professor of law at the University of Pittsburgh Law School and Derrick A. Bell Scholar in law.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General