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Debating Hate Crime: Language, Legislatures, and the Law in Canada - Law and Society (Paperback)
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Debating Hate Crime: Language, Legislatures, and the Law in Canada - Law and Society (Paperback)

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Paperback 248 Pages / Published: 15/09/2017
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Debating Hate Crime 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 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. Lunny reveals the meaning and social signification of the endorsement of, and resistance to, hate law. The result is a rich historical account of some of Canada's most passionate public debates on victimization, rightful citizenship, social threat, and moral erosion.

Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
ISBN: 9780774829601
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 360 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


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This book is indeed a fascinating read and an insight into how attitudes toward the language of hate crime laws have evolved over the years.

-- Daniel Perlin, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University * Canadian Law Library Review *

This contribution to UBC's "Law and Society" series analyzes parliamentary debate touching on sexual identity and gender expression at the federal level. Lunny explores ways this debate provides a forum for, and a reflection of, the struggle over social meaning in Canadian society ... The work fits squarely within scholarship that sees the social meaning of, and discourse around, identity and social inclusion/exclusion as mutually constructed. It is also relevant to those who study balances between individual and group rights, federal and provincial governance, and parliamentary and charter precedence in Canadian politics today while providing a comparative study for those who have examined similar issues in US or European discourse. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty.

-- S. P. Duffy, Quinnipiac University * CHOICE *

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