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Which side are you on? : seven social responsibility debates in American librarianship, 1990-2015

Author: Elaine Harger
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Shattering any idea that librarianship is a politically neutral realm, this insider's account of seven debates from the floor of the American Library Association Council illustrates the mechanisms the governing body used to maintain the status quo on issues like racism, government surveillance and climate change"--
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elaine Harger
ISBN: 9780786494552 0786494557
OCLC Number: 932578421
Description: vii, 225 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: In denial : speaking about The speaker --
Singing (and silencing) solidarity : interrupting legacies of racism and the anti-apartheid "book boycott" --
Censuring a censor : the debate on censorship in Israel and the Occupied Territories --
Speaking with one voice, strangling others : McDonald's and the Boy Scouts of America --
Abandoning Snowden ... and privacy? : Hegemony at play in ALA --
Charting a new course --
ALA and climate crisis.
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