The Rise of Victimhood Culture: Microaggressions, Safe Spaces, and the New Culture Wars

The Rise of Victimhood Culture: Microaggressions, Safe Spaces, and the New Culture Wars

The Rise of Victimhood Culture offers a framework for understanding recent moral conflicts at U.S. universities, which have bled into society at large. These are not the familiar clashes between liberals and conservatives or the religious and the secular: instead, they are clashes between a new moral culture—victimhood culture—and a more traditional culture of dignity. Even as students increasingly demand trigger warnings and “safe spaces,” many young people are quick to police the words and deeds of others, who in turn claim that political correctness has run amok. Interestingly, members of both camps often consider themselves victims of the other. In tracking the rise of victimhood culture, Bradley Campbell and Jason Manning help to decode an often dizzying cultural milieu, from campus riots over conservative speakers and debates around free speech to the election of Donald Trump.

Title:The Rise of Victimhood Culture: Microaggressions, Safe Spaces, and the New Culture Wars
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9783319703282
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  • Caleb Hoyer

    This book was unbelievably thought-provoking, and deals with subjects that I simply find endlessly fascinating. Much like The Once and Future Liberal, another book I recently read, I was wary of this ...

  • Jeanette

    Superb and utmost in high end for a scale of "difficult to read" category non-fiction. The definitions and source material alone- those two aspects are beyond mighty. Pages and pages of reference and ...

  • Jenny Olechowski

    Finally ...a scholarly look into society rather than a collection of judgments. A worthwhile read for those interested in thinking through complex issues rather than the (unfortunately) easier “just...

  • Jakub Ferencik

    I have been noticing a pattern of extreme emotionalism at universities. There are many good reasons to be provoked, understandably. Some are unfortunately not good enough.One can think of Milo Yiannop...

  • Vagabond of Letters

    9.5/10...

  • Letitia Todd Kim

    Worrisome AF. The authors, two sociologists, explain the origin, nature, and possible future of the “victimhood culture” that has proliferated in the West and made a farce out of academia, public ...

  • Oliver

    A very timely scholarly look at the rise of victimhood culture, especially at US universities (but I can think of examples in Europe as well). Discusses microaggressions, safe spaces, triggers and pro...

  • Bischof von Limburg

    Excellent analysis of all the non-sense that currently is taking place at our society. Im afraid that there will not be movies such as "dirty harry" again in the near future....

  • Jorge Rodighiero

    It's truly a thorough review of certain phenomena arising in our modern western society, explained in an unbiased and historical way. I was pretty surprised about how they were able to not straw-man t...

  • Tom

    This is a timely book given the rise of microaggression programs and victimhood culture in the US in recent years, especially on college and university campuses. The authors admit that they are charti...