Do You Hear What I Hear?
There is a long history of protest music from progressive movements such as the civil rights, labor and environmental movements. Dr. Nancy Love leads a discussion of a different category of music, one which, she says, “is specifically intended to recruit members and raise funds in order to create hatred and promote violence.” This music, she says, “calls for another level of attention and response, especially since the target audience is often teenagers, who may not have the information they need in order to understand the affiliations of the groups making the music.”
Dr. Nancy S. Love
Dr. Nancy S. Love is a professor in the Department of Government and Justice Studies at Appalachian. An award-winning teacher who offers classes on political theory and political ideologies, she joined the department in 2009. Her teaching and research emphasize political theory, especially critical theory, democratic theory and feminist theory.
She is the author of “Trendy Fascism: White Power Music and the Future of Democracy” (2016), “Musical Democracy” (2006), “Understanding Dogmas and Dreams: A Text, 2nd ed.” (2006) and “Marx, Nietzsche, and Modernity” (1986). Love is the editor of “Dogmas and Dreams: A Reader in Modern Political Ideologies, 4th ed.” (2010), and the co-editor of “Studying Politics Today: Critical Approaches to Political Science” (2014) and “Doing Democracy: Activist Art and Cultural Politics” (2013). She has also published numerous articles in prominent journals and contributed invited chapters to multiple edited volumes. She recently completed a six-year term as the co-editor of New Political Science: A Journal of Politics and Culture. Love earned an A.B. degree from Kenyon College, and holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University.
Say What? Examining Freedom of Speech at App State
Appalachian State University, like universities across the nation, is faced with the challenge of balancing a respect for and obligation to the First Amendment to the United States Constitution with an institutional culture of respect for thought, belief and community.
- When members of our community express themselves in ways that belittle or degrade others, how do we address these actions?
- When members of our community view expressions of speech as threats, how do we ensure their safety?
- How can we protect freedom of speech and thought for all members of our community?
- Can we – or should we – use policy to address these matters?
Through a weeklong series of conversations, panel discussions, speeches and forums with experts in the field, our community will explore these questions, and others.
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