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Political Speech as a Weapon

by Sylvia Gonzalez-Gorman

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Provides a penetrating examination of how political rhetoric from public officials creates tensions via microaggression cues due to changing demographics, campaign rhetoric, and the use of social media.

  • Explains how hostile rhetoric by public officials can lead to the marginalization of groups and a polarizing environment

  • Suggests that political discourse is used to accentuate cultural differences due to changing demographics in the United States

  • Illustrates that microaggression cues are a pervasive and damaging component of the U.S. political culture

  • Appropriate reading for anyone interested in or students of modern social movements, U.S. media and politics, race and ethnicity, political behavior, social psychology, and Latino American or African American studies

  • Publication Details

    Publisher:
    ABC-CLIO
    Imprint:
    Praeger
    Publication Date:
    2018

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