Words That Wound by Mari J. Matsuda
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Words That Wound
By Mari J. Matsuda

Words That Wound

Critical Race Theory, Assaultive Speech, and the First Amendment

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Words That Wound by Mari J. Matsuda

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Words, like sticks and stones, can assault; they can injure; they can exclude. In this important book, four prominent legal scholars from the tradition of critical race theory draw on the experience of injury from racist hate speech to develop a first amendment interpretation that recognizes such injuries. In their critique of "first amendment orthodoxy," the authors argue that only a history of racism can explain why defamation, invasion of privacy, and fraud are exempt from free-speech guarantees while racist and sexist verbal assaults are not.The rising tide of verbal violence on college campuses has increased the intensity of the "hate speech" debate. This book demonstrates how critical race theory can be brought to bear against both conservative and liberal ideology to motivate a responsible regulation of hate speech. The impact of feminist theory is also evident throughout. The authors have provided a rare and powerful example of the application of critical theory to a real-life problem.This timely and necessary book will be essential reading for those experiencing the conflicts of free-speech issues on campus--students, faculty, administrators, and legislators--as well as for scholars of jurisprudence. It will also be a valuable classroom tool for teachers in political science, sociology, law, education, ethnic studies, and women's studies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780813384283
ISBN-10: 0813384281
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Pages: 168
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 14-May-1993
Country of Publication: United States

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Where is Your Body? by Mari J. Matsuda Where is Your Body?, Paperback (January 1998)

This text explores what identity politics, feminist theory and multiculturalism can contribute to a vision of a more just society. Matsuda draws on her own experience as a Japanese American and examines images of racism in the media and mass culture.

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Author Biography - Mari J. Matsuda

Mari J. Matsuda and Charles R. Lawrence III are professors of law at the Georgetown University Law Center. Richard Delgado is Charles Inglis Thomson Professor of Law at the University of Colorado. Kimberle Williams Crenshaw is professor of law at the University of California at Los Angeles. Mari J. Matsuda and Charles R. Lawrence III are professors of law at the Georgetown University Law Center. Richard Delgado is Charles Inglis Thomson Professor of Law at the University of Colorado. Kimberle Williams Crenshaw is professor of law at the University of California at Los Angeles. Richard Delgado is the Derrick A. Bell Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of When Equality Ends (Westview Press), The Rodrigo Chronicles, and The Coming Race War? And Other Apocalyptic Tales of America After Affirmative Action and Welfare. Delgado is the winner of eight national book awards and is a frequent television and newspaper commentator on race and civil rights.Jean Stefancic is research professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh Law School and Derrick A. Bell Scholar in Law. She is the author of No Mercy: How Conservative Think Tanks and Foundations Changed America's Social Agenda, and a frequent contributor to the literature on race and civil rights. Mari J. Matsuda and Charles R. Lawrence III are professors of law at the Georgetown University Law Center. Richard Delgado is Charles Inglis Thomson Professor of Law at the University of Colorado. Kimberle Williams Crenshaw is professor of law at the University of California at Los Angeles. Mari J. Matsuda and Charles R. Lawrence III are professors of law at the Georgetown University Law Center. Richard Delgado is Charles Inglis Thomson Professor of Law at the University of Colorado. Kimberle Williams Crenshaw is professor of law at the University of California at Los Angeles.

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