It's time to read about hate speech. Any recommendations? Research papers, studies?

@pixel Lynne Tirrell's 'Genocidal language games'

doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/978

Probably the rest of the volume it's in, although I haven't read anything else.

@twsh
Amazing. Especially  "...the important ways that power is enacted through discourse, how speech acts can prepare the way for physical and material acts, and how speech generates permissions for actions hitherto uncountenanced"

@pixel @twsh Language matters. Gods, it matters so, so much. I hope it goes both ways--that language can be used to create the space to move us away from these awful actions.

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@erosdiscordia @twsh It does. George Lakoff in "Don't Think of an Elephant" uses this idea as one of the building blocks of a constructive political debate. The other one is the understanding of the moral system of the other side. All that spiced up with a bit of psychology and neuroscience.

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