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Speaking Respect, Respecting Speech

Speaking Respect, Respecting Speech( )
Author: Abel, Richard L.
Publication Date:May 1998
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $49.00
Book Description:

The feminist campaign against pornography, the furor over a racial epithet in the O. J. Simpson trial, and Iran's continuing threat to kill Salman Rushdie exemplify the intense passions aroused by hurtful speech. Richard Abel offers an original framework for understanding and attempting to resolve these pervasive and intractable conflicts. Drawing on sociological theories of symbolic politics, he views such confrontations as struggles for respect among status categories defined by...
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Detailed Subjects: Language Arts & Disciplines / Communication Studies
Political Science / Civil Rights
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 1.2 Inches
Book Weight:1.654 Pounds

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