Civil Liberties in Real Life: Seven Studies

This volume brings together eight US authors breaking new ground with multidisciplinary perspectives and an exciting range of real-life topics concerning the central question, ‘What is civil liberty?’ The contributions here dive into freedom of speech, religious freedom, freedom of assembly, and much more, examining how and why marginalized groups such as African Americans, women, and queers used civil liberties in their struggle for equality. Topics covered in this volume range from considering how we can moderate the corrupting influences of luxury and consumerism promoted by private property rights to the dilemma of teaching politically controversial civil liberty topics and the role of free speech in the classroom. The book is a must-read for anyone interested in civil liberty, whether an expert, novice, or in-between.


Timothy C. Shiell is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Menard Center for the Study of Institutions and Innovation at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. He edited Legal Philosophy: Selected Readings (1993) and authored two editions of Campus Hate Speech on Trial (1998 and 2009). His most recent book is African Americans and the First Amendment (2019). He has published dozens of book chapters, articles and book reviews, and is an activist defending civil liberties through policy development, shared governance, membership in national committees and organizations, and individual agitation and petition.

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ISBN: 1-5275-5708-1

ISBN13: 978-1-5275-5708-6

Release Date: 23rd September 2020

Pages: 246

Price: £61.99

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