Evidencing the harms of hate speech

Gelber, Katharine and McNamara, Luke (2016) Evidencing the harms of hate speech. Social Identities, 22 3: 324-341. doi:10.1080/13504630.2015.1128810

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Author Gelber, Katharine
McNamara, Luke
Title Evidencing the harms of hate speech
Journal name Social Identities   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1363-0296
Publication date 2016-01-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13504630.2015.1128810
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 22
Issue 3
Start page 324
End page 341
Total pages 18
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Subject 3312 Sociology and Political Science
Abstract The ways in which targeted communities experience hate speech is an important, but often neglected, component of the debate over the legitimacy of hate speech laws. This article reports on data drawn from interviews conducted with 101 members of Indigenous and minority ethnic communities in Australia regarding their experiences of hate speech. We give voice to targets’ experiences of face-to-face and more widely broadcast hate speech, and outline the constitutive and consequential harms they claim to have suffered. We assess these against the alleged harms of hate speech in the literature, finding a close correlation between targets’ reports and the literature.
Keyword Hate speech
Free speech
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Grant ID 1096721
Institutional Status UQ

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