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Political correctness : a history of semantics and culture

Author: Geoffrey Hughes; Wiley InterScience (Online service)
Publisher: Chichester, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
Series: Language library.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this carefully researched, thought-provoking book, Geoffrey Hughes examines the trajectory of political correctness and its impact on public life. Focusing on the historical, semantic, and  Read more...

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Hughes, Geoffrey.
Political correctness.
Maldon, Mass. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010
(DLC) 2009012681
(OCoLC)317361861
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Hughes; Wiley InterScience (Online service)
ISBN: 9781444314960 1444314963 9781444360295 1444360299
OCLC Number: 476313645
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 320 pages).
Contents: Preface viii Acknowledgments xii Epigraphs xiii Part I Political Correctness and its Origins 1 Chapter 1 Defining Political Correctness 3 Chapter 2 The Origins and the Debate 60 Part II The Semantic Aspect 85 Chapter 3 Words and Authorities: Dictionaries and Lexicographers 87 Chapter 4 The Evolution of the Word Field 106 Part III Zones of Controversy 113 Chapter 5 Issues of Race, Nationality, and Difference 115 Chapter 6 Agendas Old and New 178 Part IV Cultural and Historical Issues 215 Chapter 7 Political Correctness in the Past 217 Chapter 8 Culture 236 Conclusion: The Right Thing to Do? Progressive Orthodoxy, Empty Convention or Double Standard? 283 Bibliography 298 Author and Subject Index 309 Word Index 317
Series Title: Language library.
Responsibility: Geoffrey Hughes.

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