[Edit on 10/16/2014] Freedom of expression: it’s a right we hold dear, but what does it really mean to express oneself? Is pornograpy, for example, a form of expression? This week, Denis, a graduate student in political science and cinephile, tells Arthur about the history and the implications of these questions.
Denis Ramond, a PhD student at Sciences Po in Paris, is a real film lover. At the intersection of this passion and his studies in political science, he found the subject for his doctorate: censorship. For some time now, he has been studying freedom of expression, specifically as it relates to pornography. Arthur, who is having trouble with his own thesis subject, is interested in Denis’s approach. He also wonders about the potential of social science subjects to make you sound smart at dinner parties and impress your friends...
Find out more:
Denis Ramond's thesis subject (in French): Puissance et nuisance de l’expression: les débats sur la pornographie en France et aux États-Unis depuis 1960 http://www.theses.fr/s75743
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