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"

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@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.

@erosdiscordia @pixel I hope so too. The work I've read seems to focus on the bad things. Presumably there is more to be said than that.

@twsh @erosdiscordia I'm interested in counteraction to propaganda. So far, I see a lot of toxic comments, which might be classified as hate speech. "Might", because I don't want to jump into conclusions.

I' yet to find examples of reframing. This is what Lakoff talks about and gives concrete examples how it should be done in the debate between US Conservatives and Democrats.

@twsh @erosdiscordia Actualy, in a toxic stream of messages I see, the truth doesn't matter, propaganda doesn't matter. It is building of negative (disgusting) image of "others". The lies, bad luck or failures are just excuses to mock them.

@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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