Modern Power and Free Speech: Contemporary Culture and Issues of Equality

Front Cover
Lexington Books, 2011 - Law - 248 pages
0 Reviews
Modern Power and Free Speech explores the complicated relationship between the First Amendment and culturally disempowered and groups within the United States. By focusing on hate speech, Internet pornography, and political dissent, Chris Demaske analyzes First Amendment discourse and doctrine and questions the role of the concept of the autonomous individual. Demaske asserts that the presupposed equality of so-called 'autonomous individuals' does not exist and goes on to show how these specious claims to equality only serve to further silence those marginalized members of American society. Combining legal analysis, First Amendment theory, feminist theory, and political theory, Chris Demaske addresses the inadequacies of current free-speech doctrine and provides a possible solution to remedy them.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Chapter 01 Theories of the First Amendment
1
Chapter 02 Liberalism and the Legal History of Free Speech
29
Chapter 03 Agency and the Evolution of First Amendment Analysis
59
Skokie and RAV
87
An Evolution in First Amendment Doctrine?
121
ReAssessing the Pornography Question
129
Chapter 07 Terrorism and the Culture of Fear
167
A New First Amendment Emerges
197
Appendix
207
Bibliography
211
Index
223
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2011)

Chris Demaske is associate professor in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program at the University of Washington Tacoma.

Bibliographic information