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The Resource Outspoken : free speech stories, Nan Levinson

Outspoken : free speech stories, Nan Levinson

Label
Outspoken : free speech stories
Title
Outspoken
Title remainder
free speech stories
Statement of responsibility
Nan Levinson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation With the government granting itself sweeping new surveillance powers, castigating its critics as unpatriotic, and equating differing opinions with abetting "America's enemies," free speech seems an early casualty of the war on terrorism. But as this book brilliantly demonstrates, to sacrifice our freedom of speech is to surrender the very heart and soul of America. Nan Levinson tells the stories of twenty people who refused to let anyone whittle away at their right to speak, think, create, or demur as they pleased. Among these sometimes unlikely defenders of the cause of free speech are a diplomat who disclosed secret information about government misconduct in Guatemala, a Puerto Rican journalist who risked going to prison to protect her sources, a high school teacher who discussed gays and lesbians in literature, a fireman who fought for his right to readPlayboyat work, and a former porn star who defended her performance piece as art. Caught up in conflicts that are alarming, complex, confusing, mean, or just plain silly, their cases are both emblematic and individually revealing, affording readers a rich variety of perspectives on the issues surrounding free speech debates. In an engaging, anecdotal style, Levinson explores the balance between First Amendment and other rights, such as equality, privacy, and security; the relationship among behavior, speech, and images; the tangle of suppression, marketing, and politics; and the role of dissent in our society. These issues come to vibrant life in the stories recounted inOutspoken, stories that--whether heroic or infamous, outrageous or straightforward--remind us again and again of the power of words and of the strength of a democracy of voices
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
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Levinson, Nan
Dewey number
342.73/0853
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4772
LC item number
.L48 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Freedom of speech
  • Censorship
  • LAW
  • LAW
  • Censorship
  • Freedom of speech
  • United States
Label
Outspoken : free speech stories, Nan Levinson
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Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-352) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I pledge allegiance : Rick Nuccio -- A matter of conscience : Kwame Mensah -- Beyond mere dissent : Margaret Randall -- La mordaza : Daisy Sánchez -- Point of view : Susanna Styron -- That special shimmer : Annie Sprinkle -- Something to offend nearly everybody : Jan Critchley, Hans Evers, Ifé Franklin, Maxine McDonald, Denise Marika, James Montford, Michael Wilhoite -- The seduction of absolutes : Skipp Porteous -- Insubordinate : Penny Culliton -- Blame that tune : Mike Diana, Paul Kim, Richard Taylor -- What do you mean I cant́ read Playboy? : Steve Johnson -- The public trust : David Kern
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 359 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781417522668
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)55857622
Label
Outspoken : free speech stories, Nan Levinson
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-352) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I pledge allegiance : Rick Nuccio -- A matter of conscience : Kwame Mensah -- Beyond mere dissent : Margaret Randall -- La mordaza : Daisy Sánchez -- Point of view : Susanna Styron -- That special shimmer : Annie Sprinkle -- Something to offend nearly everybody : Jan Critchley, Hans Evers, Ifé Franklin, Maxine McDonald, Denise Marika, James Montford, Michael Wilhoite -- The seduction of absolutes : Skipp Porteous -- Insubordinate : Penny Culliton -- Blame that tune : Mike Diana, Paul Kim, Richard Taylor -- What do you mean I cant́ read Playboy? : Steve Johnson -- The public trust : David Kern
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 359 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781417522668
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)55857622

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