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

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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 harmful expression, such as incitement to hatred, have been significantly addressed in law. Everyday generalised prejudice, negative stereotypes and gross under-representation of disadvantaged groups in mainstream media 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 both its limits, and possibilities, for redressing this discriminatory practice.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages304
ISBN (Electronic)9781315688534
ISBN (Print)9781138918405
Publication statusPublished - 30 Mar 2016

Publication series

NameGlass House


  • media regulation
  • ant-discrimination law
  • hate speech
  • cultural aspects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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