Freeing the First Amendment: Critical Perspectives on Freedom of Expression

Freeing the First Amendment: Critical Perspectives on Freedom of Expression

by David S. Allen
     
 

ISBN-10: 081470638X

ISBN-13: 9780814706381

Pub. Date: 11/01/1995

Publisher: New York University Press

This book challenges the idea that the only 'champions of free speech' are traditional liberal theorists who oppose alternatives to the mainstream interpretation of the First Amendment.  See more details below

Overview

This book challenges the idea that the only 'champions of free speech' are traditional liberal theorists who oppose alternatives to the mainstream interpretation of the First Amendment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814706381
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
11/01/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

1Freeing the First Amendment: An Introduction3
2The First Amendment As Ideology10
3Some Thoughts on Free Speech, Language, and Rule of Law31
4A New Deal for Speech54
5The Right Kind of Neutrality79
6The Supreme Court and the Creation of an (In)active Public Sphere93
7Effective Voice Rights in the Workplace114
8The "Popular First Amendment" and Classical Hollywood, 1930-1960: Film Noir and "Speech Theory for the Millions"143
9Trigger: Law, Labeling, and the Hyperreal169
10Feminism and Free Expression: Silence and Voice195
11Why Lesbians and Gay Men Need Traditional First Amendment Theory224
12The Reality and Ideology of First Amendment Jurisprudence: Giving Aid and Comfort to Racial Terrorists253
13Speaking the Corn into Being278
14Embracing Uncertainty/Facing Fear285
Contributors293
Index297

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