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What about Hate Speech?

Kevin W. Saunders

in Degradation: What the History of Obscenity Tells Us about Hate Speech

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741443
eISBN:
9780814708750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741443.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the concept of obscenity and what it tells us about hate speech. It begins with an overview of the current status of hate speech in the law of the United States and other ... More


6 What about Hate Speech?

Kevin W. Saunders

in Degradation: What the History of Obscenity Tells Us about Hate Speech

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741443
eISBN:
9780814708750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741443.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the concept of obscenity and what it tells us about hate speech. It begins with an overview of the current status of hate speech in the law of the United States and other ... More


Degradation: What the History of Obscenity Tells Us about Hate Speech

Kevin W. Saunders

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741443
eISBN:
9780814708750
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741443.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Throughout history obscenity has not really been about sex but about degradation. Sexual depictions have been suppressed when they were seen as lowering the status of humans, furthering our distance ... More


Speech and Oppression

Mary Kate McGowan

in Just Words: On Speech and Hidden Harm

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198829706
eISBN:
9780191868207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829706.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter applies our understanding of covert exercitives to an example of sexist speech. The nature of oppression is clarified. Two models of oppressive speech are identified. The first model is ... More


Conclusion

Kevin W. Saunders

in Degradation: What the History of Obscenity Tells Us about Hate Speech

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741443
eISBN:
9780814708750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741443.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book has explored racist speech as well as sexist and homophobic speech by tracing the history of the nature of obscenity back to ancient Greece and Rome. It has shown that pornography was ... More


10 Conclusion

Kevin W. Saunders

in Degradation: What the History of Obscenity Tells Us about Hate Speech

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741443
eISBN:
9780814708750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741443.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book has explored racist speech as well as sexist and homophobic speech by tracing the history of the nature of obscenity back to ancient Greece and Rome. It has shown that pornography was ... More


Introduction

Kevin W. Saunders

in Degradation: What the History of Obscenity Tells Us about Hate Speech

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741443
eISBN:
9780814708750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741443.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book explores hate speech and what is wrong with it using the concepts of obscenity. It traces the history of how societies have accepted pornographic depictions or have rejected those ... More


1 Introduction

Kevin W. Saunders

in Degradation: What the History of Obscenity Tells Us about Hate Speech

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741443
eISBN:
9780814708750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741443.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book explores hate speech and what is wrong with it using the concepts of obscenity. It traces the history of how societies have accepted pornographic depictions or have rejected those ... More


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