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Campus Hate Speech on Trial Hardcover – May 7, 2009


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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas; 2 Revised edition (May 7, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0700616470
  • ISBN-13: 978-0700616473
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,740,386 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The debate over speech codes for colleges and universities centers on two conflicting goals: the need to insure free speech and the desire to limit racist, sexist, and similar speech to insure equal educational opportunities. Shiell (Univ. of Wisconsin, Stout) presents a detailed analysis of the historical, legal, and philosophical arguments for both sides. He covers the important thinkers on the subject along with various codes instituted by schools like the University of Michigan and Stanford, and he is particularly good in analyzing arguments for codes based on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Also appearing are the major court cases regarding speech codes. Shiell comes out against such restrictions, seeing them as potential weapons against the groups they are designed to protect. This well-written work stands as required reading for anyone interested in the debate; contrasting views appear in Laura Lederer's The Price We Pay: The Case Against Racist Speech, Hate Propaganda, and Pornography (LJ 10/1/95). Highly recommended for all libraries.AStephen L. Hupp, Univ. of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Lib., PA
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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"A well-written work [and] required reading for anyone interested in the debate." --Library Journal

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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 19, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This book provides the reader with a solid background in the hate speech forum. Specific cases set the groundwork for current rulings on censorship cases. Great for those interested in censorship/freedom of speech issues.
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