Political Correctness: A History of Semantics and Culture
November 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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- A unique and intriguing journey through the trajectory of political correctness and its impact on public life, focusing on the historical, semantic, and cultural aspects of what PC means
- Explores the origins, progress, content and style of political correctness, discussing and analyzing around one hundred terms and lexical formations, from Chaucer and Shakespeare, Marlowe and Swift, to nursery rhymes, rap and Spike Lee films, David Mamet, J. M. Coetzee and Philip Larkin
- Offers a detailed semantic analysis of the way that key words have been exploited both to advance the agendas of political correctness and to refute them
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