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The New Politics of Pornography - Donald Alexander Downs

The New Politics of Pornography

Paperback Published: 1st January 1989
ISBN: 9780226161631
Number Of Pages: 290

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Fresh empirical evidence of pornography's negative effects and the resurgence of feminist and conservative critiques have caused local, state, and federal officials to reassess the pornography issue. In "The New Politics of Pornography," Donald Alexander Downs explores the contemporary antipornography movement and addresses difficult questions about the limits of free speech. Drawing on official transcripts and extensive interviews, Downs recreates and analyzes landmark cases in Minneapolis and Indianapolis. He argues persuasively that both conservative and liberal camps are often characterized by extreme intolerance which hampers open policy debate and may ultimately threaten our modern doctrine of free speech. Downs concludes with a balanced and nuanced discussion of what First Amendment protections pornography should be afforded. This provocative and interdisciplinary work will interest students of political science, women's studies, civil liberties, and constitutional law.

The New Politics of Pornography and the Challenge to the Modern Doctrine of Free Speech and Obscenity
The Minneapolis Ordinance and the Feminist Theory of Pornography and Sexuality
The Politics of the Minneapolis Ordinance
Strange Bedfellows: The Politics of the Ordinance in Indianapolis
Pornography and Harm: Toward a New Classification of Unprotected Speech?
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ISBN: 9780226161631
ISBN-10: 0226161633
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 290
Published: 1st January 1989
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.7 x 15.3  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 2

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