Journals Higher Education



Published: 21 February 2019

224 Pages


ISBN: 9780198829706

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On Speech and Hidden Harm

Mary Kate McGowan

  • A powerful new account of how speech can cause harm
  • Examines a wide range of controversial phenomena, including racist hate speech, pornography, and micro-aggressions
  • Explores how harms such as oppression, subordination, discrimination, domination, harassment, and marginalization can be remedied
  • A significant new move in the free speech debate
  • Written to be accessible to non-specialist readers across the humanities and social sciences