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Bad Words

Edwin L. Battistella

in Bad Language: Are Some Words Better than Others?

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172485
eISBN:
9780199788187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172485.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter explores the relativity of vocabulary choice. Its main goals are both to examine how some words are bad, and to reinforce the view that effective usage is less a matter of permanent ... More


Bad Language: Are Some Words Better than Others?

Edwin L. Battistella

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172485
eISBN:
9780199788187
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172485.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Are pronunciations such as cawfee and chawklit bad English? Is slang improper? Is it incorrect to mix English and Spanish, as in Yo quiero Taco Bell? Can you write “Who do you trust?” rather than ... More


Dilemmas of Political Correctness

Dan Moller

in Governing Least: A New England Libertarianism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190863241
eISBN:
9780190863272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863241.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Political correctness plays an important role in debates about poverty, work, and desert, and thus in debates about libertarianism. This chapter shows that there are legitimate reasons to uphold ... More


An Aristocracy of Everyone: The Politics of Education and the Future of America

Benjamin R. Barber

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195091540
eISBN:
9780199854172
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195091540.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book sets a new agenda for the debate over education in America. It argues that both sides of the current debate—the elitist, anti-democratic conservatives and the radical champions of political ... More


The Challenge of Pluralism: Paradigms from Muslim Contexts

Abdou Filali-Ansary and Sikeena Karmali Ahmed

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639694
eISBN:
9780748653195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639694.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Current popular and academic discussions make certain assumptions regarding Islam and its lack of compatibility with pluralism. Some notable liberal thinkers have even argued that pluralism itself is ... More


Introduction: Ideologies, Economies, and Technologies of Language

Michael S. Gorham

in After Newspeak: Language Culture and Politics in Russia from Gorbachev to Putin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452628
eISBN:
9780801470578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452628.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This introductory chapter begins by comparing the Russian term politkonkretnost (“polit-concreteness”) with the English “political correctness.” Both terms share two assumptions central to this ... More


Cartman Shrugged: The Invisible Gnomes and the Invisible Hand in South Park

Paul A. Cantor

in The Invisible Hand in Popular Culture: Liberty vs. Authority in American Film and TV

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813140827
eISBN:
9780813141299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813140827.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Chapter Six defends one of the most offensive shows in television history—South Park—against its many critics. It argues that the vulgarity, obscenity, and blasphemy of the show have deep roots in a ... More


Speak No Evil: The Triumph of Hate Speech Regulation

Jon B. Gould

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226305530
eISBN:
9780226305134
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226305134.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Opponents of speech codes often argue that liberal academics use the codes to advance an agenda of political correctness. But this book, based on an enormous amount of empirical evidence, reveals ... More


Dressed to Regress? The Retributive Politics of the Retrosploitation Pastiche

David Church

in Grindhouse Nostalgia: Memory, Home Video and Exploitation Film Fandom

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748699100
eISBN:
9781474408578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699100.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

By internalizing a blend of ironic distance and earnest appreciation, retrosploitation films tend toward pastiche's evaluatively neutral position between parody and homage—an aesthetic ambivalence ... More


Barefoot in New Zealand: Political Correctness on Campus

Cary Nelson

in No University Is an Island: Saving Academic Freedom

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814758595
eISBN:
9780814759059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814758595.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter joins the effort to break the Left's relative silence on the issue of political correctness and assesses its impact on academic freedom and the faculty. Where the Left is concerned, as ... More


Governing Least: A New England Libertarianism

Dan Moller

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190863241
eISBN:
9780190863272
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863241.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book defends libertarianism and more broadly a classical liberal view of political economy. It is often assumed that libertarianism depends on thinking that property rights are absolute, or on ... More


The Revival of Shame: Contemporary History

Peter N. Stearns

in Shame: A Brief History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041402
eISBN:
9780252050008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041402.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

This chapter deals with the continuation of important efforts to reduce shame and shaming, particularly in American society over the past half century. But it also notes important and unexpected ... More


From Squaw Tit to Whorehouse Meadow: How Maps Name, Claim, and Inflame

Mark Monmonier

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226534657
eISBN:
9780226534640
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226534640.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Brassiere Hills, Alaska. Mollys Nipple, Utah. Outhouse Draw, Nevada. In the early twentieth century, it was common for towns and geographical features to have salacious, bawdy, and even derogatory ... More


On Political Correctness, Microaggressions, and Silencing in the Academy

Mary Kate McGowan

in Academic Freedom

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198791508
eISBN:
9780191868450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791508.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Free speech and academic freedom are vitally important values. According to growing media reports, however, they are under attack and they are under attack in the exact place where they ought to be ... More


The Fall of Flourishing Societies

David C. Rose

in Why Culture Matters Most

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780199330720
eISBN:
9780190918712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199330720.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter explains why as free market democracies grow and support ever more mass flourishing, both the abuse and the neglect problems associated with the cultural commons intensify. As the abuse ... More


The Age of Immunology: Conceiving A Future in an Alienating World

A. David Napier

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226568126
eISBN:
9780226568140
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226568140.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book argues that the central assumption of immunology—that we survive through the recognition and elimination of non-self—has become a defining concept of the modern age. Tracing this ... More


Some Consequences of ‘Speaking Loosely’ *

Laurence Goldstein

in Brevity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199664986
eISBN:
9780191748530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664986.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

It is generally tedious and unnecessary to be fully explicit in what we say. So it is common practice to speak loosely, omitting words in the confident and justified expectation that our audience ... More


From Contracts to Constitutions: Faculty Free Speech Issues

Julee T. Flood and Terry L. Leap

in Managing Risk in High-Stakes Faculty Employment Decisions

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501728952
eISBN:
9781501728969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501728952.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

Two key issues stemming from the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution are discussed: freedom of speech and academic freedom. These two ideals are largely non-existent for faculty members working ... More


English Literature

Susan Gillingham

in A Journey of Two Psalms: The Reception of Psalms 1 and 2 in Jewish and Christian Tradition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199652419
eISBN:
9780191766053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652419.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

Chapter 9 assesses reception in English literature. Jewish use is primarily twentieth century: a comparison of Psalms 1 and 2 in The Jewish Study Bible, The Artscroll Tanach, and Tehillim:The Book of ... More


The Liturgy

Susan Gillingham

in A Journey of Two Psalms: The Reception of Psalms 1 and 2 in Jewish and Christian Tradition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199652419
eISBN:
9780191766053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652419.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

Chapter 6 considers the use of these psalms in Jewish and Christian liturgy. From Second Temple period to the Reformation, where there is surprisingly little evidence of specific liturgical use. In ... More


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