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Campus politics : what everyone needs to know®

Author: Jonathan Zimmerman
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Series: What everyone needs to know.
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In Campus Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know®, Jonathan Zimmerman breaks down the dynamics of what is actually driving this recent wave of discontent. After setting recent events in the context of the last half-century of free speech campus movements, Zimmerman looks at the political beliefs of the US professorate and students. He follows this with chapters on political correctness; debates over the contested  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Zimmerman, Jonathan, 1961-
Campus politics
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2016022737
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Zimmerman
ISBN: 9780190627393 0190627395 9780190627409 0190627409
OCLC Number: 948339102
Description: ix, 146 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Making sense of campus politics --
1. The politics of professors and students --
Are American professors mostly liberal? --
Why are professors mostly liberal? --
What are the politics of American college students? --
What happened to student protest? --
2. The question of "political correctness" --
What is political correctness? --
Why did the early PC controversies focus on the humanities? --
So how did we get from the humanities controversy to "PC"? --
Does political correctness even exist? --
Has the PC debate gone away? --
3. Diversity and its discontents --
Have American universities become more diverse? --
Why did universities become more diverse? --
Why did universities establish speech codes? --
How have campuses tried to improve the racial climate on campus? --
Have universities' efforts to improve the racial climate worked? --
4. Professorial speech and the fate of academic freedom --
What is academic freedom? --
How has academic freedom fared over the past century? --
Did academic freedom come under fire after the 9/11 attacks? --
Did professors' opinions after 9/11 cost them their jobs? --
Is there a "New McCarthyism" on American campuses? --
5. Student bodies : policing sex on college campuses --
What is in loco parentis? --
What happened to in loco parentis? What happened to sex at college after in loco parentis ended? --
When did sexual assault on campus become a problem? --
What is Title IX? --
Are the rights of the accused sufficiently protected? --
So have we entered a new era of in loco parentis? --
6. How did that make your feel? psychology and campus politics --
When did the psychology of college students become a public issue? --
What are microaggressions? --
How did microaggressions become a focus of campus concern? --
What are trigger warnings? --
Are today's students "coddled?" --
Conclusion: Campus politics at the administrative university.
Series Title: What everyone needs to know.
Responsibility: Jonathan Zimmerman.

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Campus Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know (R) provides the first even-handed look at political controversy on American university campuses, from struggles over "political correctness" to recent  Read more...

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