Cancel Wars: How Universities Can Foster Free Speech, Promote Inclusion, and Renew Democracy

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Price
$118.80
Publisher
University of Chicago Press
Publish Date
Pages
208
Dimensions
6.0 X 9.0 X 0.63 inches | 1.05 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780226823782

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About the Author
Sigal R. Ben-Porath is professor of education, philosophy, and political science at the University of Pennsylvania and coauthor of Making Up Our Mind: What School Choice Is Really About published by the University of Chicago Press.
Reviews
"Timely and important, Cancel Wars is a first-rate book with practical recommendations for educators and relevance for our current era of democratic backsliding and political polarization. Sigal R. Ben-Porath rejects the dominant framing of the controversies over free speech, which divides the two sides in the culture wars over education, and provides a menu of creative alternatives that schools, colleges, and universities can use to fulfill their joint mission of supporting free speech while mitigating the harms of harmful speech." --Elizabeth Anderson, University of Michigan
"In Cancel Wars, Sigal R. Ben-Porath offers an insightful, original, and powerful analysis of how colleges, universities, and lower schools must play an ever-more central role in fostering a free and open educational process in order to redress the increasing polarization that has seriously damaged our democracy. This is a must-read for anyone concerned with these profoundly important issues."--Geoffrey R. Stone, University of Chicago
"A guide to the issues surrounding free speech and censorship on college campuses as well as strategies for faculty and students to deal with them constructively. . . . The book ends with solid advice for students, staff, and university boards to help deal with a host of issues, including contentious public speakers and hate speech. . . .Useful reading for college administrators and others involved in navigating thorny challenges facing colleges today."-- "Kirkus"
"The premise of this book is that colleges and universities can serve as laboratories for democracy; campuses are common crossroads for many different people. . . . She argues that it's possible if all campus members understand that the First Amendment makes no general exception for offensive, repugnant, or hateful expression. In the United States, hate speech is not a legal term. These ideas are illustrated with real-life examples throughout, followed by a list of practical suggestions for implementing change."-- "Library Journal"