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The Resource Romance in the ivory tower : the rights and liberty of conscience, Paul R. Abramson

Romance in the ivory tower : the rights and liberty of conscience, Paul R. Abramson

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Romance in the ivory tower : the rights and liberty of conscience
Title
Romance in the ivory tower
Title remainder
the rights and liberty of conscience
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Paul R. Abramson
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Language
eng
Summary
Should the choice to engage in a faculty-student romance be protected or precluded? An argument that the right to choose a romantic partner is a fundamental right of conscience, protected by the U.S Constitution. Allen Ginsberg once declared that "the best teaching is done in bed," but most university administrators would presumably disagree. Many universities prohibit romantic relationships between faculty members and students, and professors who transgress are usually out of a job. In Romance in the Ivory Tower, Paul Abramson takes aim at university policies that forbid relationships between faculty members and students. He argues provocatively that the issue of faculty-student romances transcends the seemingly trivial matter of who sleeps with whom and engages our fundamental constitutional rights. By what authority, Abramson asks, did the university become the arbiter of romantic etiquette among consenting adults? Do we, as consenting adults, have a constitutional right to make intimate choices as long as they do not cause harm? Abramson contends that we do, and bases this claim on two arguments. He suggests that the Ninth Amendment (which states that the Constitution's enumeration of certain rights should not be construed to deny others) protects the "right to romance." And, more provocatively, he argues that the "right to romance" is a fundamental right of conscience--as are freedom of speech and freedom of religion. Campus romances happen. The important question is not whether they should be encouraged or prohibited but whether the choice to engage in such a relationship should be protected or precluded. Abramson argues ringingly that our freedom to make choices--to worship, make a political speech, or fall in love--is fundamental. Rules forbidding faculty-student romances are not only unconstitutional but set dangerous precedents for further intrusion into rights of privacy and conscience
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1949-
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Abramson, Paul R.
Dewey number
342.7308/58
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
KF4770
LC item number
.A93 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Freedom of expression
  • Liberty of conscience
  • LAW
  • LAW
  • EDUCATION
  • Freedom of expression
  • Liberty of conscience
  • United States
  • Redefreiheit
  • Meinungsfreiheit
  • USA
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Romance in the ivory tower : the rights and liberty of conscience, Paul R. Abramson
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-166) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The romantic conscience -- Liberty of conscience -- Liberty of conscience and the U.S. constitutional archives
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181027482
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unknown
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1 online resource (172 pages)
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online
Isbn
9786612099120
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • 22573/ctt5p98hs
  • 7509
  • 9780262266734
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not applicable
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Electronic reproduction.
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unknown sound
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remote
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(OCoLC)181027482
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Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Romance in the ivory tower : the rights and liberty of conscience, Paul R. Abramson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-166) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The romantic conscience -- Liberty of conscience -- Liberty of conscience and the U.S. constitutional archives
Control code
181027482
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (172 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786612099120
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt5p98hs
  • 7509
  • 9780262266734
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)181027482
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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