Dogwhistles and figleaves : how manipulative language spreads racism and falsehood / Jennifer M. Saul.

Author
Saul, Jennifer Mather, 1968- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2024.
Description
1 online resource (185 pages)

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Oxford scholarship online. [More in this series]
Summary note
'Dogwhistles and Figleaves' explores ways in which political discourse in recent years has become more openly racist, and accepting of wildly implausible conspiracy theories. Jennifer Saul shows how two linguistic devices, dogwhistles and figleaves, have played a crucial role in this, and have exploited and widened existing divisions in society.
Notes
Also issued in print: 2024.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Target audience
Specialized.
Source of description
Description based on online resource and publisher information; title from PDF title page (viewed on November 8, 2023).
Contents
  • Intro
  • Halftitle page
  • Title page
  • Copyright page
  • Dedication page
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Content Note
  • Typographical Note
  • Introduction
  • 1. White Racism, White Racial Folk Theory, and White Racial Discourse
  • 2. Racist Dogwhistles
  • 3. Figleaves for Racism
  • 4. The Rise of Blatant Falsehood
  • 5. Figleaves, and Dogwhistles, for Falsehood
  • 6. Obvious Falsehoods without Deniability
  • 7. Dogwhistles, Figleaves, and the Fight against Racism and Blatant Falsehood
  • I. Racism
  • 1. White Racism, White Folk Racial Theory, and White Racial Discourse
  • 1. Norm of Racial Equality
  • 2. White Folk Theory of Racism
  • 3. Other Prejudices?
  • 4. White Ignorance
  • 5. Division
  • 1. Usage of Dogwhistle
  • 2. A Bifurcated Model
  • 3. Non-Linguistic Dogwhistles
  • 4. Why Unintentional Dogwhistles Matter
  • 5. Application: The Pinker Controversy
  • 6. Application: Canadian Conservative Party slogan
  • 7. Knowing whether Something Is a Dogwhistle
  • 8. Deniability, after Concealment Weakens
  • 1. Introducing Racial Figleaves
  • 2. Tough Cases, and Refining the Definition
  • 3. Possible Extensions
  • 4. Figleaves and Dogwhistles: Their Relationship
  • 5. Conclusion
  • II. Falsehood
  • 1. Lies and Post-truth
  • 2. Is It the Bald-Faced Lies and Bullshit?
  • 3. Conspiracy Theorizing
  • 4. So, What Is New?
  • 5. Figleaves, Dogwhistles, and Falsehood
  • 1. Background: The Norm of Truthfulness
  • 2. Figleaves for Falsehood
  • 3. Non-figleaf Use of Figleaf Phrases
  • 4. Dogwhistles and Wild Conspiracism
  • 5. Dogwhistles, Figleaves, and the Rise of Wild Conspiracism
  • 1. Puzzling Examples
  • 2. True Believers in Echo Chambers?
  • 3. People Not Seeking Truth?
  • 4. Bald-Faced Lies Not So Bad.
  • 5. Authoritarianism, Power Lies, and Compliance Lies
  • 1. Revealing the Norm Violation
  • 2. Anything Goes?
  • 3. Challenges for Moderation/Banning
  • 4. Challenges for Nudging
  • 5. Inoculation against Dogwhistles and Figleaves
  • 6. Conclusion
  • Afterword: A Note for the Curious-Other Dogwhistles, Other Figleaves
  • Notes
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 2
  • Chapter 3
  • Chapter 4
  • Chapter 5
  • Chapter 6
  • Chapter 7
  • Bibliography
  • Index.
ISBN
  • 0-19-196798-X
  • 0-19-269977-6
  • 0-19-269976-8
OCLC
1408678201
Doi
  • 10.1093/oso/9780192871756.001.0001
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