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When Freedom Speaks

The Boundaries and the Boundlessness of Our First Amendment Right

Distributed for Brandeis University Press

When Freedom Speaks

The Boundaries and the Boundlessness of Our First Amendment Right

This book makes first amendment issues immediate and contemporary.
 

When Freedom Speaks chronicles the stories behind our First Amendment right to speak our minds. Lynn Levine Greenky’s background as a lawyer, rhetorician, and teacher gives her a unique perspective on the protection we have from laws that abridge our right to the freedom of speech. Rhetoricians focus on language and how it influences perception and moves people to action. Powerfully employing that rhetorical approach, this book explores concepts related to free speech as moral narratives that proscribe the boundaries of our constitutionally protected right. Using the characters and drama embedded in legal cases that elucidate First Amendment principles, When Freedom Speaks makes the concepts easier to understand and clearly applicable to our lives. With a wide range of examples and accessible language, this book is the perfect overview of the First Amendment.


 

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter One: A History Lesson
Chapter Two: Foundations and Building Blocks
Chapter Three: The Road to the Supreme Court
Chapter Four: Symbolically Speaking
Chapter Five: The Troubling Sound of Silence
Chapter Six: Politically Speaking
Chapter Seven: Warning! Dangerous Speech Ahead
Chapter Eight: Advocacy Vs Incitement?
Chapter Nine: Sticks and Stones and Words That Harm
Chapter Ten: What the #@*%! School Speech, Campus Codes, and Cancel Culture
Chapter Eleven: Public Spaces
Chapter Twelve: The Message and the Medium
Chapter Thirteen: When Speech Offends
Chapter Fourteen: The Language of Money
Chapter Fifteen: When Speech and Faith Collide
Conclusion
Table of Cases
Works Cited
Endnotes
Suggestions for Further Reading

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