The campus speech wars: the problem of freedom in higher education

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dc.contributor Adams, Natalie G.
dc.contributor Atkinson, Becky M.
dc.contributor Kuntz, Aaron M.
dc.contributor Wilson, Elizabeth K.
dc.contributor.advisor Tomlinson, Stephen
dc.contributor.author McLelland, Lane Busby
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-01T14:23:45Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-01T14:23:45Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0003277
dc.identifier.other McLelland_alatus_0004D_13850
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/6090
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract This study seeks to provide administrators and faculty with a better grasp of the dynamics of the Campus Speech Wars (CSW) so they may develop civic education strategies that more thoroughly address the problem of campus conflicts over freedom of expression. I employ a feminist theoretical perspective to critique a commonly accepted narrative about the causes and solutions of the CSW, the most notable articulation of which is found in Lukanioff and Haidt (2018). I specifically apply Hirschmann’s (1996, 2003, 2008, 2013) feminist framework of analysis to consider four campus cases, which Lukanioff and Haidt (2018) use to make their arguments: Yale University, University of California at Berkeley, Middlebury College, and Evergreen State College. This feminist analysis begins to tease out the interrelated issues of identity, power, and liberal political theory entangled in the CSW. In doing so, it identifies potential priorities for civic learning that more adequately attend to the relational concerns a feminist critique brings to the prevailing discourse influenced by Lukanioff and Haidt (2015, 2018). I argue that administrators and faculty will be more adept at dealing with the problem of freedom in higher education if they can recognize the ideological roots and inherent biases of the ways we think and talk about what makes us free. Such an understanding will be critical if American colleges and universities hope to educate citizens who are more capable of working together to honor liberty for all in our diverse democracy.
dc.format.extent 193 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Ethics
dc.subject.other Political science
dc.subject.other Higher education administration
dc.title The campus speech wars: the problem of freedom in higher education
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies
etdms.degree.discipline Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level doctoral
etdms.degree.name Ph.D.


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