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Debating Hate Crime : Language, Legislatures, and the Law in Canada (Reprint) (Paperback) (Allyson M.

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Debating Hate Crimes examines the language used by parliamentarians, senators, and committee witnesses to debate Canada’s hate laws. Drawing on discourse analysis, semiotics, and critical psychoanalysis, Allyson M. Lunny explores how the tropes, metaphors, and other linguistic signifiers used in these debates expose the particular concerns, trepidations, and anxieties of Canadian lawmakers and the expert witnesses called before their committees. In so doing, Lunny reveals and interrogates the meaning and social signification of the endorsement of, and resistance to, hate law. The result is a rich historical and analytical account of some of Canada’s most passionate public debates on victimization, rightful citizenship, social threat, and moral erosion.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 237.0
Genre: Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement, Social Science, Political Science
Series Title: Law and Society
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of British Columbia Pr
Author: Allyson M. Lunny
Language: English
Street Date: July 17, 2017
TCIN: 52834878
UPC: 9780774829601
Item Number (DPCI): 248-48-8800

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