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Fighting Words : Individuals, Communities, and Liberties of Speech

Fighting Words : Individuals, Communities, and Liberties of Speech - 95 edition

Fighting Words : Individuals, Communities, and Liberties of Speech - 95 edition

ISBN13: 9780691026008

ISBN10: 0691026009

Fighting Words : Individuals, Communities, and Liberties of Speech by Kent Greenawalt - ISBN 9780691026008
Edition: 95
Copyright: 1995
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Published: 1995
International: No
Fighting Words : Individuals, Communities, and Liberties of Speech by Kent Greenawalt - ISBN 9780691026008

ISBN13: 9780691026008

ISBN10: 0691026009

Edition: 95

Summary

Should ''hate speech'' be made a criminal offense, or does the First Amendment oblige Americans to permit the use of epithets directed against a person's race, religion, ethnic origin, gender, or sexual preference? Does a campus speech code enhance or degrade democratic values? When the American flag is burned in protest, what rights of free speech are involved? In a lucid and balanced analysis of contemporary court cases dealing with these problems, as well as those of obscenity and workplace harassment, acclaimed First Amendment scholar Kent Greenawalt now addresses a broad general audience of readers interested in the most current free speech issues.

Author Bio

Greenawalt, Kent : Columbia University in the City of New York

Kent Greenawalt is University Professor at Columbia University and a member of the faculty of the School of Law. He is the author of numerous works including Speech, Crime, and the Uses of Language and Religious Convictions and Political Choice.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface


Ch. 1 Introduction: Free Speech Themes
Ch. 2 General Principles of Free Speech Adjudication in the United States and Canada
Ch. 3 Flag Burning
Ch. 4 Insults, Epithets, and ''Hate Speech''
Ch. 5 Campus Speech Codes and Workplace Harassment
Ch. 6 Obscenity
Ch. 7 Individuals and Communities
Ch. 8 Conclusion: General Lessons


Notes
Index

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