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Redressing Everyday Discrimination: The Weakness and Potential of Anti-Discrimination Law

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ISBN13: 9781138918405
Published: April 2016
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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This book examines the harm that ‘everyday’ discrimination can cause and proposes ways in which it can be redressed. Extreme forms of demeaning representation, such as violent pornography and incitement to hatred, have been significantly addressed in law.

Everyday images and messages – in advertising, tabloids and on television – that ridicule, demean and denigrate people – are, however, widely perceived as ‘normal’, and their criticism is regularly trivialised. In response, this book draws on critical and feminist theory in order to forge a theoretical analysis of the harm created through everyday discrimination. Arguing that anti-discrimination law can and should be extended as a tool to offer protection against the harm inflicted, the book goes on to consider its limits – and its possibilities – for redressing this discriminatory practice.

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Subjects:
Discrimination Law
Contents:
1. Introduction
2. Locating everyday discrimination in a theory of justice
3. Cultural aspects of discrimination and everyday discrimination
4. Demeaning stereotypical representation in the media. A pervasive case of everyday discrimination
5. International and regional underpinnings for the redress of everyday discrimination
6. Everyday discrimination and related concepts
7. Media self-regulation and equality commissions' responses to everyday discrimination
8. Everyday discrimination as a legal wrong
9. Weaknesses and potential of anti-discrimination law in redressing everyday discrimination
10. Conclusions