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With “triggered” as Google’s most searched word of 2016, trigger warnings have become a prevalent yet controversial concept in American higher education and society.

As the debate over the value and place of triggering material continues, Trigger Warnings: History, Theory, Context provides the historical context and theoretical analysis of the use of trigger and content warnings in academia.

This important edited collection examines the history, theories, and ethics of trigger warnings and presents case studies from instructors and students describing instances when trigger warnings were and were not used.

By exploring the issue through several scholarly lenses and providing examples of when trigger warnings may or may not be used effectively, Trigger Warnings provides rigorous analysis of the controversy:

Part 1 – History and Theory
Part 2 – Case Studies


Trigger Warnings Ahead by Colleen Flaherty in Inside Higher Ed

Illinois Information Sciences Professor Edits Book About Trigger Warnings by Jodi Heckel from Illinois New Bureau

Selected Books on Higher Education compiled by Nina C. Ayoub for the Chronicle of Higher Education