Linguistic Stereotyping and Minority Groups in Japan

1st Edition

Nanette Gottlieb

Routledge
Published September 12, 2010
Reference - 156 Pages
ISBN 9780415599337 - CAT# Y111746
Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

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Summary

This book is the first full-length study in English to examine the use of discriminatory language in Japan. As in other countries, there has been much debate about the public use of language deemed demeaning to certain groups within society especially in relation to the issue of minority rights versus freedom of speech.

Adding a new dimension to the discussion of language and society in Japan, the book focuses on an aspect of language and power which highlights some of the dissent underlying Japan’s officially promoted ideology of a harmonious society. The text presents a revealing examination of the discriminatory language, known as sabetsu yogo, as identified by five minority groups, the Burakumin, the Ainu, people with physical or mental disabilities, women and ethnic groups within Japan

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