This book addresses current free expression issues and analyzes the historical and legal contexts for the First Amendment. Designed for communication and political science courses in freedom of speech, this text encourages students to think critically about freedom of speech and provides a comprehensive analysis of the historical and legal contexts of the first amendment, from its early foundations through censorship on the Internet. This book explores the worldwide history of freedom of expression and examines classic and contemporary judicial opinions which have determined freedom of speech rights in the U.S. This text provides students with the opportunity to read significant excerpts of landmark decisions and to think critically about the issues and controversies raised in these cases. Students will appreciate the treatment of contemporary issues, including free speech in a post-9/11 world, free expression in cyberspace, and First Amendment rights on college campuses. KEY FEATURES & BENEFITS: - Focuses on landmark Supreme Court free expression decisions and covers follow-up cases that extend and apply these decisions (via significant excerpts from actual cases) so that students can consider the effect of decisions on freedom of expression and the competing values at stake in these cases. - Covers freedom of expression topics in both speech and mediated situations, with comprehensive coverage of such topics obscenity; fighting words and hate speech; national security; invasion of privacy; defamation.
Joseph S. Tuman (J.D., University of California, Berkeley; B.A., political science, University of California, Berkeley) is Professor of Political and Legal Communications at San Francisco State University, where he regularly teaches upper-division courses in rhetoric and terrorism, political and legal communication, argumentation & advocacy, and technology and human communication. A past recipient of the Jacobus tenBroek Society Award for Teaching Excellence, Professor Tuman has also taught at the University of California, St. Mary's College, the New School for Social esearch, and Paris II, the top law school in France. He is the author of Political Communication in American Campaigns(SAGE, (c)2008) and the co-author of numerous books, including Freedom of Speech in the Marketplace of Ideas and of The Bedford/St. Martin's Guide to Public Speaking; he has also been the journal editor of Contemporary Argumentation & Debate: The Journal of the Cross Examination Debate Association. His work has been featured in news publications such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and the San Francisco Chronicle, and he has served as a network analyst for news programs on ABC, NBC, CNN and CNN International, FOX and the BBC. He currently appears as a regular political commentator for CBS in the western United States.