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The Resource Taking offence, Caspar Melville

Taking offence, Caspar Melville

Label
Taking offence
Title
Taking offence
Statement of responsibility
Caspar Melville
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From plays to cartoons, books to Teddy Bears--interest groups, often using the language of human rights, are claiming that they are offended and attempting to ban, gag, even kill, those deemed to be the offenders. Intellectual heavyweights throughout the Anglo-American world of letters have charged to the defense of free expression. There have been many highly charged incidents, in particular around Islam, offering opportunities for an orgy of media self-congratulation about the superiority of secular democracy and the vital role of the press in supporting freedom. Using his experience as editor of New Humanist (itself accused of "offensiveness"), Melville tries to disentangle the varieties of offense, to trace the origins of our current situation to the failed identity politics of the 1970s and the new language of human rights, and to distinguish between the duty to offend and the temptations of cultural chauvinism
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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Melville, Caspar
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Manifestos for the 21st century
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Freedom of speech
  • Identity politics
  • Political correctness
  • Multiculturalism
Label
Taking offence, Caspar Melville
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 91-96)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb16821105
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
96 pages
Isbn
9781906497026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)613998003
Label
Taking offence, Caspar Melville
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 91-96)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb16821105
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
96 pages
Isbn
9781906497026
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)613998003

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