RHETORICAL VIOLENCE IN POLITICAL DISCOURSE AND ITS IMPLICATIONS

Neshkovska, Silvana and Trajkova, Zorica (2020) RHETORICAL VIOLENCE IN POLITICAL DISCOURSE AND ITS IMPLICATIONS. International Scientific Conference “Hate Speech and the Concept of Hate Crimes: Acts of Perception and Compulsory Social Conformism” Conference Proceedings. pp. 98-113.

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Abstract

Political discourse, in the name of democracy and freedom of speech, at times, obtains very harsh overtones, especially, when the stakes for politicians are high. The primary targets of politicians’ abusive language are their political opponents, but, sometimes, some vulnerable categories of people become the recipients of this vilifying language as well. Stemming from authority figures, hate speech seems to have the capacity to spread like wildfire, and to bruise societies deeply. The aim of the paper is to underscore that hate speech has become an integral part of political discourse nowadays, despite the legislative implemented and the general condemnation it receives. The paper presents a number of instances of rhetorical violence generated from contemporary high-profile politicians worldwide and their targets. In an attempt to raise awareness of its destructive power when springing in the domain politics, this research also looks into the implications that it usually incurs. Keywords: political discourse, hate speech, politicians, targets, implications

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Humanities > Languages and literature
Divisions: Faculty of Education
Depositing User: Prof. d-r Silvana Neskovska
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2021 15:57
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2021 15:57
URI: http://eprints.uklo.edu.mk/id/eprint/6115

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