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In the heat of the moment: bringing 'Je suis Charlie' into focus

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In the immediate aftermath of the murderous attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo, millions of people rallied round the slogan ‘Je suis Charlie’. The slogan conveyed a simple message: either you are in favour of free speech and the right to offend or you are against. This essay offers a critique of the slogan and its message. The first part raises and discusses the problem of framing: what, fundamentally, was the Paris attack about? The middle section discusses a blog that the author posted ...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1177/0957155816648105

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Philosophy Faculty, Philosophy-NonPostholders
Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
French Cultural Studies Journal website
Volume:
27
Issue:
3
Pages:
223-232
Publication date:
2016-07-14
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EISSN:
1740-2352
ISSN:
0957-1558
URN:
uuid:881f34e8-bfa6-4826-a15e-df4d58a90cdb
Source identifiers:
611473
Local pid:
pubs:611473

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