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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 significant psychoanalysis, Allyson Lunny explores how the tropes, metaphors, and different linguistic signifiers utilized in those debates divulge the actual matters, trepidations, and anxieties of Canadian lawmakers and the professional witnesses referred to as earlier than their committees. Lunny finds the that 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 such a lot passionate public debates on victimization, rightful citizenship, social probability, and ethical erosion.

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