I discorsi di odio come costruzione di senso. Note per una politica di promozione delle competenze semiopoietiche = Hate speech as a construction of meaning. Notes for a policy of promoting semio-poietic skills


Hate speech is one of the critical phenomena that characterize contemporary societies. In the first part of this work, a conceptual framework is proposed, in line with the uncertainty-affectivization model: that is, how social actors make sense of their experience under conditions of contextual uncertainty. According to this conceptual framework, the affective activation acts as a semiotic organizer and restores the subject's sensemaking destabilized by the uncertainty. In the final part of the paper, an intervention scenario is outlined, which proposes to consider tertiary settings as the hub of development of sense-making dynamics capable to generate innovative meanings to those produced through the affective activation.

DOI Code: 10.1285/i22840753n23p159

Keywords: Hate speech; Sense-making; Affective semiosis; Uncertainty; Cultural psychology

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