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Social Identity, Indexicality, and the Appropriation of Slurs

Katherine Ritchie ; ty College of New York, CUNY, New York, USA

Puni tekst: engleski, pdf (160 KB) str. 155-180 preuzimanja: 610* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Ritchie, K. (2017). Social Identity, Indexicality, and the Appropriation of Slurs. Croatian Journal of Philosophy, 17 (2 (50)), 155-180. Preuzeto s https://hrcak.srce.hr/195051
MLA 8th Edition
Ritchie, Katherine. "Social Identity, Indexicality, and the Appropriation of Slurs." Croatian Journal of Philosophy, vol. 17, br. 2 (50), 2017, str. 155-180. https://hrcak.srce.hr/195051. Citirano 31.10.2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Ritchie, Katherine. "Social Identity, Indexicality, and the Appropriation of Slurs." Croatian Journal of Philosophy 17, br. 2 (50) (2017): 155-180. https://hrcak.srce.hr/195051
Harvard
Ritchie, K. (2017). 'Social Identity, Indexicality, and the Appropriation of Slurs', Croatian Journal of Philosophy, 17(2 (50)), str. 155-180. Preuzeto s: https://hrcak.srce.hr/195051 (Datum pristupa: 31.10.2020.)
Vancouver
Ritchie K. Social Identity, Indexicality, and the Appropriation of Slurs. Croatian Journal of Philosophy [Internet]. 2017 [pristupljeno 31.10.2020.];17(2 (50)):155-180. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/195051
IEEE
K. Ritchie, "Social Identity, Indexicality, and the Appropriation of Slurs", Croatian Journal of Philosophy, vol.17, br. 2 (50), str. 155-180, 2017. [Online]. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/195051. [Citirano: 31.10.2020.]

Sažetak
Slurs are expressions that can be used to demean and dehumanize targets based on their membership in racial, ethnic, religious, gender, or sexual orientation groups. Almost all treatments of slurs posit that they
have derogatory content of some sort. Such views—which I call contentbased—must explain why in cases of appropriation slurs fail to express their standard derogatory contents. A popular strategy is to take appropriated slurs to be ambiguous; they have both a derogatory content and a positive appropriated content. However, if appropriated slurs are ambiguous, why can only members in the target group use them to express a non-offensive/positive meaning? Here, I develop and motivate an answer that could be adopted by any content-based theorist. I argue that appropriated contents of slurs include a plural fi rst-person pronoun. I show how the semantics of pronouns like ‘we’ can be put to use to explain why only some can use a slur to express its appropriated content. Moreover, I argue that the picture I develop is motivated by the process of appropriation and helps to explain how it achieves its aims of promoting group solidarity and positive group identity.

Ključne riječi
Slurs; appropriation; reclamation; indexicals; social groups

Hrčak ID: 195051

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/195051

Posjeta: 762 *