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The River Notebook - 150 Lined Pages, Softcover, 6 X 9 (Paperback): Wild Pages Press The River Notebook - 150 Lined Pages, Softcover, 6 X 9 (Paperback)
Wild Pages Press
R150 Discovery Miles 1 500 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Free Speech and the State - An Unprincipled Approach (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): David van Mill Free Speech and the State - An Unprincipled Approach (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
David van Mill
R1,367 R1,224 Discovery Miles 12 240 Save R143 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book addresses the question: "What should be the appropriate limits to free speech?" The author claims that it is the state, rather than abstract principles, that must provide the answer. The book defends a version of Hobbesian absolutism and rejects the dominant liberal idea that there is a right (human or civil) setting the boundaries of free speech. This liberal view can be known as the "principled defence of free speech", in which speech is established as a constitutional principle that has priority over the state. The author instead offers an "unprincipled approach to free speech", suggesting that the boundaries of speech must necessarily be set by the state, which in liberal democracies means through social and political contestation. The final chapter applies the argument to the topic of hate speech and argues that it is appropriate to limit such speech when it causes harm and offense. The book will be of use to students and scholars across political theory, political science, sociology, philosophy and law.

Fire and Fury and Other Poems - 10 Politically Charged Poems about the Goings on Inside Trump's White House (Paperback):... Fire and Fury and Other Poems - 10 Politically Charged Poems about the Goings on Inside Trump's White House (Paperback)
Richard Stroker
R104 Discovery Miles 1 040 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Mountains - Journal / Notebook 150 Lined Pages 6 X 9 Softcover (Paperback): Wild Pages Press Mountains - Journal / Notebook 150 Lined Pages 6 X 9 Softcover (Paperback)
Wild Pages Press
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Press Freedom in Contemporary Japan (Paperback): Jeff Kingston Press Freedom in Contemporary Japan (Paperback)
Jeff Kingston
R885 Discovery Miles 8 850 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In twenty-first century Japan there are numerous instances of media harassment, intimidation, censorship and self-censorship that undermine the freedom of the press and influence how the news is reported. Since Abe returned to power in 2012, the recrudescence of nationalism under his leadership has emboldened right-wing activists and organizations targeting liberal media outlets, journalists, peace museums and ethnic Korean residents in Japan. This ongoing culture war involves the media, school textbooks, constitutional revision, pacifism and security doctrine. This text is divided into five sections that cover: Politics of press freedom; The legal landscape; History and culture; Marginalization; PR, public diplomacy and manipulating opinion. Press Freedom in Contemporary Japan brings together contributions from an international and interdisciplinary line-up of academics and journalists intimately familiar with the current climate, in order to discuss and evaluate these issues and explore potential future outcomes. It is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand contemporary Japan and the politics of freedom of expression and transparency in the Abe era. It will appeal to students, academics, Japan specialists, journalists, legal scholars, historians, political scientists, sociologists, and those engaged in human rights, media studies and Asian Studies.

7 Lost Words (Paperback): Gini Graham Scott Ph.D. 7 Lost Words (Paperback)
Gini Graham Scott Ph.D.
R187 Discovery Miles 1 870 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Future of Blasphemy - Democracy, Faith and Freedom of Expression (Paperback): Austin Dacey The Future of Blasphemy - Democracy, Faith and Freedom of Expression (Paperback)
Austin Dacey
R386 R296 Discovery Miles 2 960 Save R90 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In the days of Moses, blasphemy was the mortal offence of failing to respect the divine. In an age of human rights, blasphemy is understood as a failure to respect persons, as insult, defamation, or "advocacy of religious hatred." The criminalisation of this personal blasphemy has been advanced at the United Nations and upheld by the European Court of Human Rights, which has asserted a universal "right to respect for religious feelings."

"The Future of Blasphemy" turns respect on its head. Respect demands that we grant each other equal standing in the moral community, not that we never offend. Politically, respect for citizens requires a public discourse that is open to all viewpoints. Going beyond the question of free speech versus religion, "The Future of Blasphemy" defends an ethical model of blasphemy. Controversies surrounding sacrilege are contests over what counts as sacred, disagreements about what has central, inviolable, and incommensurable value. In such public contestation of the sacred, each of usa "secular and religious alikea "has equal right to speak on its behalf.

Religious Pluralism in The West - An Anthology (Paperback): David George Mullan Religious Pluralism in The West - An Anthology (Paperback)
David George Mullan
R916 R716 Discovery Miles 7 160 Save R200 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

"Religious Pluralism in the West: An Anthology" presents a complete historical overview of the themes relating to religious intolerance, toleration and liberty. The issue of religious pluralism continues to be high on the agenda in our increasingly multicultural societies within both secular and religious spheres. This book will therefore be a valuable resource for students studying courses in religion, theology and the social sciences.

The readings contained within the anthology cover the attitudes of religious pluralism from antiquity to the present day. An interdisciplinary, as well as chronological, approach to pluralistic themes is adopted, and it is demonstrated how the issues so pertinent and visible in today's society have always been a cause for discussion and debate. One of the strengths of the book is that it shows the various ambiguities which a study of pluralism entails, so that intolerance may be viewed in a less moralistic light, while liberty is presented as being not without is own difficulties. "Religious Pluralism in the West: An Anthology" also includes a substantial introduction by the volume editor and suggestions for further reading.

Just Words - Lillian Hellman, Mary McCarthy, and the Failure of Public Conversation in America (Hardcover): Alan Ackerman Just Words - Lillian Hellman, Mary McCarthy, and the Failure of Public Conversation in America (Hardcover)
Alan Ackerman
R1,169 Discovery Miles 11 690 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In an appearance on "The Dick Cavett Show" in 1980, the critic Mary McCarthy glibly remarked that every word author Lillian Hellman wrote was a lie, "including 'and' and 'the.'" Hellman immediately filed a libel suit, charging that McCarthy's comment was not a legitimate conversation on public issues but an attack on her reputation. This intriguing book offers a many-faceted examination of Hellman's infamous suit and explores what it tells us about tensions between privacy and self-expression, freedom and restraint in public language, and what can and cannot be said in public in America.

120 Banned Books - Censorship Histories of World Literature (Paperback, 2nd ed.): Nicholas J. Karolides, Margaret Bald, Dawn B.... 120 Banned Books - Censorship Histories of World Literature (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
Nicholas J. Karolides, Margaret Bald, Dawn B. Sova
R416 R384 Discovery Miles 3 840 Save R32 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

From Gossip Girl to The Kite Runner a completely updated look at the history of censorship in world literature. Throughout history, nations, peoples, and governments have censored writers and their works on political, religious, sexual, and social grounds. Although the literary merit of the majority of these books has been proven time and time again, censorship efforts are still in place today. From Animal Farm to The Grapes of Wrath, The Koran to The Talmud, Ulysses to the Harry Potter series, The Canterbury Tales to The Bell Jar, this revised edition examines the many struggles these books faced in order to be read. Tracing the censorship histories of 120 works from across the world, 120 Banned Books, Second Edition provides a summary of each work, its censorship history, and suggestions for further reading. Many new titles have been added to reflect some of the controversies in recent years, and updates have been made to existing entries on such classic books as Huckleberry Finn and To Kill a Mockingbird. New entries include: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie (banned on social grounds) The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown (banned on religious grounds) Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanea (banned on political grounds) Gossip Girl series by Cecily von Ziegesar (banned on sexual grounds) His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman (banned on religious grounds) The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (banned on social grounds) and many more.

Genocide of Thought - Censorship in Ethiopia (Paperback): Bisrat Woldemichael Handiso Genocide of Thought - Censorship in Ethiopia (Paperback)
Bisrat Woldemichael Handiso
R133 Discovery Miles 1 330 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Drugs for the Mind - Censorship in China (Paperback): Sofie Sun Drugs for the Mind - Censorship in China (Paperback)
Sofie Sun
R137 Discovery Miles 1 370 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
To the Victor Goes the Spoils, Vol. 3 - Ancient Wars, Reengineering, and Claiming Stolen Technology as Their Own (Paperback):... To the Victor Goes the Spoils, Vol. 3 - Ancient Wars, Reengineering, and Claiming Stolen Technology as Their Own (Paperback)
Dr Rufus O. Jimerson
R558 R529 Discovery Miles 5 290 Save R29 (5%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
To the Victor Goes the Spoils, Vol. 4 - Winning by Cheating, Kompromat, Treason, Lying, Money-Laundering, and Obstruction of... To the Victor Goes the Spoils, Vol. 4 - Winning by Cheating, Kompromat, Treason, Lying, Money-Laundering, and Obstruction of Justice (Paperback)
Dr Rufus O. Jimerson
R743 R696 Discovery Miles 6 960 Save R47 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
To the Victor Goes the Spoils, Vol. 2 - Reengineering Faith and Culture (Paperback): Dr Rufus O. Jimerson To the Victor Goes the Spoils, Vol. 2 - Reengineering Faith and Culture (Paperback)
Dr Rufus O. Jimerson
R744 R698 Discovery Miles 6 980 Save R46 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
No Excuses Reading Journal for Banned Books (Paperback): Tracy Tennant No Excuses Reading Journal for Banned Books (Paperback)
Tracy Tennant
R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
To the Victor Goes the Spoils, Vol. 1 - How the West Rebrand Civilization, Religion, This Land, Citizenship, Etc., for Greed,... To the Victor Goes the Spoils, Vol. 1 - How the West Rebrand Civilization, Religion, This Land, Citizenship, Etc., for Greed, Power, and Dominance (Paperback)
Dr Rufus O. Jimerson
R892 R831 Discovery Miles 8 310 Save R61 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Speaking in Silence - Censorship in Vietnam (Paperback): Bui Thanh Hieu Speaking in Silence - Censorship in Vietnam (Paperback)
Bui Thanh Hieu
R133 Discovery Miles 1 330 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Censorship Alert - Censorship in Economics (Paperback): Peter deHaan Censorship Alert - Censorship in Economics (Paperback)
Peter deHaan
R136 Discovery Miles 1 360 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Gagged - Censorship in Cuba (Paperback): Amir Valle Gagged - Censorship in Cuba (Paperback)
Amir Valle
R140 Discovery Miles 1 400 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Bans, Jails and Shameless Lies - Censorship in Turkey (Paperback): Frederike Geerdink Bans, Jails and Shameless Lies - Censorship in Turkey (Paperback)
Frederike Geerdink
R138 Discovery Miles 1 380 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Areopagitica - A Speech of Mr. John Milton for the Liberty of Unlicenc?d Printing, to the Parlament of England (Paperback):... Areopagitica - A Speech of Mr. John Milton for the Liberty of Unlicenc?d Printing, to the Parlament of England (Paperback)
John Milton
R134 Discovery Miles 1 340 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
'Trash,' Censorship, and National Identity in Early Twentieth-Century Germany (Paperback): Kara L. Ritzheimer 'Trash,' Censorship, and National Identity in Early Twentieth-Century Germany (Paperback)
Kara L. Ritzheimer
R514 Discovery Miles 5 140 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Convinced that sexual immorality and unstable gender norms were endangering national recovery after World War One, German lawmakers drafted a constitution in 1919 legalizing the censorship of movies and pulp fiction, and prioritizing social rights over individual rights. These provisions enabled legislations to adopt two national censorship laws intended to regulate the movie industry and retail trade in pulp fiction. Both laws had their ideological origins in grass-roots anti-'trash' campaigns inspired by early encounters with commercial mass culture and Germany's federalist structure. Before the war, activists characterized censorship as a form of youth protection. Afterwards, they described it as a form of social welfare. Local activists and authorities enforcing the decisions of federal censors made censorship familiar and respectable even as these laws became a lightning rod for criticism of the young republic. Nazi leaders subsequently refashioned anti-'trash' rhetoric to justify the stringent censorship regime they imposed on Germany.

Free Speech - Ten Principles for a Connected World (Paperback, Main): Timothy Garton Ash Free Speech - Ten Principles for a Connected World (Paperback, Main)
Timothy Garton Ash 1
R291 R207 Discovery Miles 2 070 Save R84 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Never in human history was there such a chance for freedom of expression. If we have Internet access, any one of us can publish almost anything we like and potentially reach an audience of millions. Never was there a time when the evils of unlimited speech flowed so easily across frontiers: violent intimidation, gross violations of privacy, tidal waves of abuse. A pastor burns a Koran in Florida and UN officials die in Afghanistan. Drawing on a lifetime of writing about dictatorships and dissidents, Timothy Garton Ash argues that in this connected world that he calls cosmopolis, the way to combine freedom and diversity is to have more but also better free speech. Across all cultural divides we must strive to agree on how we disagree. He draws on a thirteen-language global online project - freespeechdebate.com - conducted out of Oxford University and devoted to doing just that. With vivid examples, from his personal experience of China's Orwellian censorship apparatus to the controversy around Charlie Hebdo to a very English court case involving food writer Nigella Lawson, he proposes a framework for civilized conflict in a world where we are all becoming neighbours.

Feminism Is Cancer (Paperback): Thomas P Rogers Feminism Is Cancer (Paperback)
Thomas P Rogers
R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
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