1. On Feeling Insulted ; 2. Honor: Slaps and Swords ; 3. Insult in Play and Ritual ; 4. Assault from the Rear ; 5. The Language of Abuse ; 6. Insult in the Law: Fighting Words, Obscenity, and Hate Speech ; 7. Insult in the Law: Libel and Slander ; 8. Insult in the Law: Blasphemy ; 9. Insult Humor ; 10. To Understand All Is to Forgive All-Or Is It?
Jerome Neu is Professor of Humanities at the University of California, Santa Cruz.