Flag Burning
Moral Panic and the Criminalization of Protest

 

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Flag Burning
Moral Panic and the Criminalization of Protest

by Michael R. Welch (Author)

 

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ISBN: 9780202306520

 

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This book explores how flag burning penetrates the collective consciousness and arouses latent social anxiety. Although the Supreme Court has held that flag burning is political expression, flag burning has been perceived as a symbolic threat to American society.



The contradictions of persistent efforts to ban unpopular political expression in a democracy that protects free speech abound in the key elements of social constructionism.


 

ISBN 202306526
ISBN13 9780202306520
Publisher AldineTransaction
Format Paperback
Publication date 30/12/2000
Pages 220
Weight (grammes) 363
Published in United States
Height (mm) 230
Width (mm) 150