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Free speech on campus

Author
Ben-Porath, Sigal R., 1967- author.
Title
Free speech on campus / Sigal R. Ben-Porath.
Format
Book
Published
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2017]
©2017
Description
128 pages ; 23 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents
  • The State of the Debate
  • Inclusive Freedom
  • Identity and Free Speech on the Quad
  • Putting Civility in Its Place: Free Speech in the Classroom
  • Conclusion and Practical Guidelines.
Summary
"From the University of California, Berkeley, to Middlebury College, institutions of higher learning increasingly find themselves on the front lines of cultural and political battles over free speech. Repeatedly, students, faculty, administrators, and politically polarizing invited guests square off against one another, assuming contrary positions on the limits of thought and expression, respect for differences, the boundaries of toleration, and protection from harm. In Free Speech on Campus, political philosopher Sigal Ben-Porath examines the current state of the arguments, using real-world examples to explore the contexts in which conflicts erupt, as well as to assess the place of identity politics and concern with safety and dignity within them. She offers a useful framework for thinking about free speech controversies both inside and outside the college classroom, shifting the focus away from disputes about legality and harm and toward democracy and inclusion. Ben-Porath provides readers with strategies to de-escalate tensions and negotiate highly charged debates surrounding trigger warnings, safe spaces, and speech that verges on hate"--Book jacket.
Subject headings
Freedom of speech--United States.
Education, Higher--Moral and ethical aspects--United States.
Universities and colleges--United States.
ISBN
0812250079
9780812250077
Standard Identifier
40027395989

Holdings

Library
Kokomo Library
Call Number
JC591.U5 B46 2017
Location
Stacks
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