License to harass : law, hierarchy, and offensive public speech /

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Author / Creator:Nielsen, Laura Beth.
Imprint:Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2004.
Description:1 online resource (xiii, 225 pages)
Series:Cultural lives of law
Cultural lives of law.
Subject:Freedom of speech -- Social aspects -- United States.
Hate speech -- United States.
Libel and slander -- United States.
Threats -- United States.
Public spaces -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Liberté d'expression -- Aspect social -- États-Unis.
Propagande haineuse -- États-Unis.
Diffamation -- États-Unis.
Menaces -- États-Unis.
Espaces publics -- Droit -- États-Unis.
LAW -- Constitutional.
LAW -- Public.
LAW -- Jurisprudence.
Freedom of speech -- Social aspects.
Hate speech.
Libel and slander.
Public spaces -- Law and legislation.
Recht van meningsuiting.
United States.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-218) and index.
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Summary:Offensive street speech--racist and sexist remarks that can make its targets feel both psychologically and physically threatened--is surprisingly common in our society. Many argue that this speech is so detestable that it should be banned under law. But is this an area covered by the First Amendment right to free speech? Or should it be banned?In this elegantly written book, Laura Beth Nielsen pursues the answers by probing the legal consciousness of ordinary citizens. Using a combination of field observations and in-depth, semistructured interviews, she surveys one hundred men and women, some.
Other form:Print version: Nielsen, Laura Beth. License to harass. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2004 0691119856 9780691119854