Political Correctness and Higher Education [NOOK Book]

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This book is the first major study of political correctness in post compulsory education to be published in the UK. For readers in the UK unfamiliar with the nature of the controversies in US college campuses this book offers a comprehensive assessment of the key themes, including who and what was behind key campaigns. For readers in the US unfamiliar with how this cultural export has faired in the UK, this book looks at the significant similarities and differences in the ways that the phrase has been used in ...

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Political Correctness and Higher Education

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Overview

This book is the first major study of political correctness in post compulsory education to be published in the UK. For readers in the UK unfamiliar with the nature of the controversies in US college campuses this book offers a comprehensive assessment of the key themes, including who and what was behind key campaigns. For readers in the US unfamiliar with how this cultural export has faired in the UK, this book looks at the significant similarities and differences in the ways that the phrase has been used in both societies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203888629
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publication date: 11/5/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 284
  • File size: 940 KB

Table of Contents

@contents:

Preface

Foreword: by Jonathan Zimmerman

Chapter One:

PC World:

Political Correctness and the Modern Zeitgeist

Chapter Two:

Loose Canons and Straw men of the Apocalypse:

The Conservative Campaign Against PC in the US

Chapter Three:

Look Right and Left before proceeding:

The political contours PC debate in the US

Chapter Four

Water buffaloes in Pennsylvania:

Closing Free Speech

Chapter Five

The End of Civilisation in California:

Illiberal Multiculturalism

Chapter Six

A Day at the Races in Michigan:

The Victims of Reverse Discrimination

Chapter 7

Talking about Political correctness: American conversations about political correctness and higher education

Chapter 8

Green sheep in London:

The Loony Left and British PC

Chapter 9

PC and the Panopticon Principle:

Quangos, Surveillance, and Scripted Communication in the Academy

Chapter 10

PC and the Attenuated Academy:

Social Engineering, widening participation, and professional allegiance

Chapter 11

Talking about political correctness: British conversations about political correctness and post-16 education

Chapter 12

Conclusion:

PC as Oxymoron

Bibliography

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