ERIC Number: EJ1003849
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
Electronically Transmitted Threats and Higher Education: Oppression, Free Speech, and Jake Baker
Schroeder, Jared C.
Review of Higher Education, v36 n3 p295-313 Spr 2013
When Jake Baker wrote a violent, sexually themed story about one of his classmates and emailed it to a friend, the case that ensued highlighted how new technologies have created fresh ways for students to harass, oppress, or be oppressed by others. This article examines concepts of violence and cultural imperialism oppression, primarily as defined by Iris Young. Using the Baker case, this article juxtaposes oppression concepts and freedom of speech protections. It concludes that universities must use network technologies to become proactively involved in the virtual communities that surround them.
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, Violence, Colleges, Antisocial Behavior, Computer Mediated Communication, Court Litigation, Educational Environment, School Safety, Higher Education
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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