The communication of hate / Michael Waltman & John Haas.
By: Waltman, Michael.
Contributor(s): Haas, John.Material type: TextSeries: Language as social action: v. 9.Publisher: New York : Peter Lang, c2011Description: 202 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781433104473 (alk. paper); 1433104474 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Hate speech -- United States | Oral communication -- Social aspects -- United States | Freedom of speech -- United States | United States -- Social conditionsDDC classification: 364.15/6
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -196) and indexes.
Language in action : overview of discursive constructs useful for understanding hate speech -- Discursive nature of organized hate groups -- Conceptual properties of hate-motivated speech -- Hate speech and the Internet -- Nativism and nativist discourse -- Nativism and the 2008 Presidential election -- Anti-hate narratives.
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.