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By Allyson M. Lunny

Debating Hate Crime examines the language utilized by parliamentarians, senators, and committee witnesses to discuss Canada’s hate legislation. Drawing on discourse research, semiotics, and important psychoanalysis, Allyson Lunny explores how the tropes, metaphors, and different linguistic signifiers utilized in those debates disclose the actual issues, trepidations, and anxieties of Canadian lawmakers and the specialist witnesses referred to as sooner than their committees. Lunny unearths the which means and social signification of the endorsement of, and resistance to, hate legislation. the result's a wealthy ancient account of a few of Canada’s so much passionate public debates on victimization, rightful citizenship, social danger, and ethical erosion.

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