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Debating Hate Crime


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Introduction: The Political and Affective Language of Hate1 Hate Propaganda and the Spectre of the Holocaust2 Legislating Victims of Hate3 Bill C-250: A Censoring of Religious Freedom or a Protection Against Hate?4 The Trans "Bathroom Bill"5 The Baby and the Bathwater: The Repeal of Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights ActConclusionNotes; Bibliography; Index

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A revealing, and often troubling, examination of the language used during Canadian hate-crime legislation debates.

About the Author

Allyson M. Lunny is an associate professor in the Law and Society program at York University. She has published in the areas of sexuality, law, and critical psychoanalysis. Her publications include "'Look, a Faggot!': The Scopic Economies of Cruising, Queer Bashing, and Law," "Provocation and 'Homosexual' Advance: Masculinized Subjects as Threat, Masculinized Subjects Under Threat," and "Heimlich Maneuvers: Freud's Analytic Seduction of the Wolf Man."


This book is indeed a fascinating read and an insight into how attitudes toward the language of hate crime laws have evolved over the years.

-- Daniel Perlin, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University * Canadian Law Library Review *

This contribution to UBC's "Law and Society" series analyzes parliamentary debate touching on sexual identity and gender expression at the federal level. Lunny explores ways this debate provides a forum for, and a reflection of, the struggle over social meaning in Canadian society ... The work fits squarely within scholarship that sees the social meaning of, and discourse around, identity and social inclusion/exclusion as mutually constructed. It is also relevant to those who study balances between individual and group rights, federal and provincial governance, and parliamentary and charter precedence in Canadian politics today while providing a comparative study for those who have examined similar issues in US or European discourse. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty.

-- S. P. Duffy, Quinnipiac University * CHOICE *

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