The Library Juice Press Handbook of Intellectual Freedom: Concepts, Cases, and Theories

Editors: Mark Alfino and Laura Koltutsky
Price: $50.00
Published: April 2014
ISBN: 978-1-936117-57-4
482 pages
Printed on acid-free paper

Winner of the 2016 Eli M. Oboler Award

The existing reference literature on intellectual freedom tends to focus on topics such as government censorship of books, the internet, and political speech. This has also been the focus of intellectual freedom scholars among professional librarians in the United States and Canada. There has been a shift in recent years, and intellectual freedom is now being looked at from a wider range of theoretical perspectives and in connection with a wider range of cultural topics. The Handbook of Intellectual Freedom is a reference work that captures this recent growth in the field. It provides a grounding in the philosophical, historical, and legal development of the concept of intellectual freedom by providing current thinking on a wide range of intellectual freedom concepts, cases, and controversies.

21 invited articles focus on topics including threats to intellectual freedom, academic freedom, the arts, the Internet, censorship along with connections to contemporary social issues and institutions, and historical and cultural theories.

The members of the Editorial Board for the work are: Elizabeth Buchanan (School of Information Studies, UW Milwaukee), Robert Hauptman (Editor of the Journal of Information Ethics), Jim Kuhn (Head of Cataloging at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC), Mary Minow (Attorney specializing in Library Law), Laura Quilter (Attorney, Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic, University of California at Berkeley), Tara Robertson (British Columbia Library Association Intellectual Freedom Committee), Toni Samek (School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta), Alvin Schrader (University of Alberta Libraries), Siva Vaidhyanathan (Law School at University of Virginia).

Editors:
Mark Alfino, Professor of Philosophy at Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA
Laura Koltutsky, Associate Librarian at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Table of Contents

Contributors

Introduction

Acknowledgments

Part One: Theories from the Humanities and Politics

1. Philosophies of Intellectual Freedom, Mark Alfino
2. Gramsci, Hegemony, and Intellectual Freedom, Douglas Raber
3. Habermas and Intellectual Freedom: Three Paths, John Buschman
4. Feminism and Intellectual Freedom, Lauren Pressley
5. Neoliberalism and Intellectual Freedom, Laura Koltutsky

Part Two: Media, Access, and Property

6. Journalism for Justice: Discussing the alternative media and intellectual freedom, Susan Forde
7. Intellectual Property and Intellectual Freedom, Robert Tiessen
8. The Internet and Intellectual Freedom, Elizabeth A. Buchanan
9. The Open Access Movement, Olivier Charbonneau

Part Three: Laws, Rights, and International Intellectual Freedom

10. Intellectual Freedom within the International Human Right to Freedom of Thought, Conscience, and Religion, Leonard Hammer
11. Hate Speech: Legal and Philosophical Aspects, Tomas A. Lipinski and Kathrine Henderson
12. Intellectual Freedom and U.S. Government Secrecy, Susan Maret
13. Intellectual Freedom and Privacy, Neil Richards and Joanna Cornwell
14. Defamation and Intellectual Freedom, Dale Herbeck

Part Four: The Arts, Social, Cultural, and Professional Life

15. Religion and Intellectual Freedom, Emily Knox
16. Art Censorship and Intellectual Freedom, Svetlana Mintcheva
17. Sex and Intellectual Freedom, Robert P. Holley
18. Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression, James V. Carmichael
19. Libraries and Intellectual Freedom, Loretta Gaffney
20. Journalism and Intellectual Freedom, Joe Cutbirth
21. Academic Freedom, Mark Alfino

Index

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