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Censorship

Author : Tamara L. Roleff
ISBN : 1565109570
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Presents opposing viewpoints about various aspects of censorship and freedom of speech.

You Can T Air That

Author : David S. Silverman
ISBN : UVA:X030256387
Genre : Performing Arts
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Beginning with The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour from the sixties, the author analyzes the split between the comic team and CBS over remarks they made on the Vietnam War and religion. He also examines The Richard Pryor Show of the seventies, which raised strong questions about network meddling over racial issues. Among recent personalities he discusses activist Michael Moore, whose frank political views wreaked havoc for NBC and Fox in the mid-nineties, and Bill Maher whose candid thoughts on 9/11 led ABC to terminate Politically Incorrect.

Obscene Indecent Immoral And Offensive

Author : Stephen Tropiano
ISBN : 1557837260
Genre : Performing Arts
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(Limelight). This entertaining and insightful book is the first devoted exclusively to films that push the cinematic envelope with explicit language, nudity, sex, violence, or "adult" themes. Stephen Tropiano offers astute and accessible analysis of such films as The Birth of a Nation , Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? , Baby Doll , Blackboard Jungle , Bonnie and Clyde , A Clockwork Orange , Natural Born Killers , Rosemary's Baby , Life of Brian , and The Passion of the Christ .

Censorship

Author : Mark Paxton
ISBN : 0313337519
Genre : History
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As this evenhanded history of U.S. censorship controversies shows, freedom of expression remains a volatile and ever-evolving issue in America.

Encyclopedia Of Censorship

Author : Jonathon Green
ISBN : 9781438110011
Genre : Censorship
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Articles examine the history and evolution of censorship, presented in A to Z format.

Banned In The U S A

Author : Herbert N. Foerstel
ISBN : 0313285179
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Looks at the impact of book banning, ranks the fifty most frequently banned books, and includes interviews with banned authors

Censorship

Author : Philip Steele
ISBN : 0237518783
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Discusses the history of censorship in all forms, its religious, political, and moral aspects, and its impact on society.

Censoring Sex

Author : John E. Semonche
ISBN : 9780742572751
Genre : History
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In this gracefully written, accessible and entertaining volume, John Semonche surveys censorship for reasons of sex from the nineteenth century up to the present. He covers the various forms of American media—books and periodicals, pictorial art, motion pictures, music and dance, and radio, television, and the Internet. The tale is varied and interesting, replete with a stock of colorful characters such as Anthony Comstock, Mae West, Theodore Dreiser, Marcel Duchamp, Opie and Anthony, Judy Blume, Jerry Falwell, Alfred Kinsey, Hugh Hefner, and the Guerilla Girls. Covering the history of censorship of sexual ideas and images is one way of telling the story of modern America, and Semonche tells that tale with insight and flair. Despite the varieties of censorship, running from self-censorship to government bans, a common story is told. Censorship, whether undertaken to ward off government regulation, to help preserve the social order, or to protect the weak and vulnerable, proceeds on the assumption that the censor knows best and that limiting the choices of media consumers is justified. At various times all of the following groups were perceived as needing protection from sexually explicit materials: children, women, the lower classes, and foreigners. As social and political conditions changed, however, the simple fact that someone was a woman or a day laborer did not support stereotyping that person as weak or impressionable. What would remain as the only acceptable rationale for censorship of sexual materials was the protection of children and unconsenting adults. For each mode of media, Semonche explains via abundant examples how and why censorship took place in America. Censoring Sex also traces the story of how the cultural territory contested by those advocating and opposing censorship has diminished over the course of the last two centuries. Yet, Semonche argues, the censorship of sexual materials that continues in the United States poses a challenge to the free speech that is part of the foundation upon which the nation is built. Indeed, in an era in which sexual images are pervasive and the need for reliable information about sex and sexuality is growing, he questions the remaining rationales for censorship and the justification for placing obscenity outside the protection of the U. S. Constitution.

Censored 2003

Author : Peter Phillips
ISBN : 1583225153
Genre : History
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Exposes major news stories ignored by the press in 2001 and 2002.

Unlearning Liberty

Author : Greg Lukianoff
ISBN : 9781594037337
Genre : Education
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For over a generation, shocking cases of censorship at America’s colleges and universities have taught students the wrong lessons about living in a free society. Drawing on a decade of experience battling for freedom of speech on campus, First Amendment lawyer Greg Lukianoff reveals how higher education fails to teach students to become critical thinkers: by stifling open debate, our campuses are supercharging ideological divisions, promoting groupthink, and encouraging an unscholarly certainty about complex issues. Lukianoff walks readers through the life of a modern-day college student, from orientation to the end of freshman year. Through this lens, he describes startling violations of free speech rights: a student in Indiana punished for publicly reading a book, a student in Georgia expelled for a pro-environment collage he posted on Facebook, students at Yale banned from putting an F. Scott Fitzgerald quote on a T shirt, and students across the country corralled into tiny “free speech zones” when they wanted to express their views. But Lukianoff goes further, demonstrating how this culture of censorship is bleeding into the larger society. As he explores public controversies involving Juan Williams, Rush Limbaugh, Bill Maher, Richard Dawkins, Larry Summers—even Dave Barry and Jon Stewart—Lukianoff paints a stark picture of our ability as a nation to discuss important issues rationally. Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate illuminates how intolerance for dissent and debate on today’s campus threatens the freedom of every citizen and makes us all just a little bit dumber.

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