License to harass : law, hierarchy, and offensive public speech / Laura Beth Nielsen.

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...

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Main Author: Nielsen, Laura Beth
Format: eBook
Published: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2004.
Series:Cultural lives of law.
Online Access:Click for online access
Table of Contents:
  • List of Tables; Acknowledgments; CHAPTER ONE: Introduction; CHAPTER TWO: Law and Power in Sidewalk Encounters: Con icting Perspectives on Offensive Public Speech; CHAPTER THREE: Experiencing Offensive Public Speech: The Detailed Calculus for Being in Public; CHAPTER FOUR: Offensive Public Speech as a Personal Problem, Social Problem, and Subject for Legal Intervention; CHAPTER FIVE: Ordinary Citizens' Views of the Legal Regulation of Street Speech; CHAPTER SIX: Power in Public: Reactions, Responses, and Resistance to Offensive Public Speech; CHAPTER SEVEN: License to Harass.