The New Politics of Pornography
By (author) Donald Alexander Downs
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New Politics of Pornography by Donald Alexander Downs
Book DescriptionFresh 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226161631
(227mm x 153mm x 17mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-1989
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Donald Alexander Downs
Donald Alexander Downs is associate professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He is the author of "Nazis in Skokie: Freedom, Community, and the First Amendment."
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