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The Resource Speech rights in America : the First Amendment, democracy, and the media, Laura Stein

Speech rights in America : the First Amendment, democracy, and the media, Laura Stein

Label
Speech rights in America : the First Amendment, democracy, and the media
Title
Speech rights in America
Title remainder
the First Amendment, democracy, and the media
Statement of responsibility
Laura Stein
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Why the First Amendment fails to protect speech rights and what to do about it The First Amendment is the principle guarantor of speech rights in the United States, but the court's interpretations of it often privilege the interests of media owners over those of the broader citizenry. In Speech Rights in America, Laura Stein argues that such rulings prevent the First Amendment from performing its critical role as a protector of free speech, alienate citizens from their rights, and corrupt the essential workings of democracy. Stein locates the source of clashes over First Amendment interpretations in the differing views of neoliberal and participatory democratic theory on the meaning of rights and the role of communication in democratic processes. Drawing on the best of the liberal democratic tradition, she develops a systematic and concise definition of democratic speech and compares this definition to legal understandings of speech rights in contemporary media law. She demonstrates that there is a significant gap between First Amendment law and the speech rights necessary to democratic communication, and proposes an alternative set of principles to guide future judicial, legislative, and cultural policy on old and new media
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stein, Laura Lynn
Dewey number
302.230973
Index
index present
LC call number
P95.82.U6
LC item number
S737 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
History of communication
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mass media
  • Freedom of speech
Label
Speech rights in America : the First Amendment, democracy, and the media, Laura Stein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [147]-160) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The First Amendment and communication in democratic societies -- Rethinking speech rights -- Social mediation in print and broadcast media -- The right to public space -- Democratic speech rights on the Internet -- The future of democratic communication
Control code
62281721
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 166 pages
Isbn
9780252030758
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005031546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780252030758
Label
Speech rights in America : the First Amendment, democracy, and the media, Laura Stein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [147]-160) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The First Amendment and communication in democratic societies -- Rethinking speech rights -- Social mediation in print and broadcast media -- The right to public space -- Democratic speech rights on the Internet -- The future of democratic communication
Control code
62281721
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 166 pages
Isbn
9780252030758
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005031546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780252030758

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