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The rise of victimhood culture : microaggressions, safe spaces, and the new culture wars

Author
Campbell, Bradley Keith, author.
Title
The rise of victimhood culture : microaggressions, safe spaces, and the new culture wars / Bradley Campbell, Jason Manning.
Format
Book
Published
Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]
©2018
Description
xxvii, 278 pages ; 21 cm
Other contributors
Manning, Jason (Jason P.), author.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • Microaggression and the culture of victimhood
  • Microaggression and the structure of victimhood
  • Trigger warnings, safe spaces, and the language of victimhood
  • False accusations, moral panics, and the manufacture of victimhood
  • Opposition, imitation, and the spread of victimhood
  • Sociology, social justice, and victimhood
  • Victimhood, academic freedom, and free speech
  • Conclusion.
Summary
"The Rise of Victimhood Culture offers a framework for understanding recent moral conflicts at U.S. universities, which have bled into society at large. These are not the familiar clashes between liberals and conservatives or the religious and the secular: instead, they are clashes between a new moral culture--victimhood culture--and a more traditional culture of dignity. Even as students increasingly demand trigger warnings and "safe spaces," many young people are quick to police the words and deeds of others, who in turn claim that political correctness has run amok. Interestingly, members of both camps often consider themselves victims of the other. In tracking the rise of victimhood culture, Bradley Campbell and Jason Manning help to decode an often dizzying cultural milieu, from campus riots over conservative speakers and debates around free speech to the election of Donald Trump"--Back cover.
Subject headings
Culture conflict--United States.
College teaching--Moral and ethical aspects--United States.
Political culture--United States.
Trigger warnings.
Microaggressions.
Political correctness--United States.
Freedom of expression--United States.
Intellectual freedom--United States.
College students--United States.
Social ethics--United States.
United States--Moral conditions.
ISBN
3319703285
9783319703282 (paperback)
9783319703299

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Blmgtn - Herman B Wells Library
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HN90.M6 C358 2018
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