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Not In Front Of The Children

Author : Marjorie Heins
ISBN : 0809073994
Genre : Performing Arts
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An exploration of the history of "indecency" laws and other restrictions aimed at protecting youth ranges from Plato's argument for censorship to modern battles over sex education in the schools and violence in the media.

Not In Front Of The Children

Author : Marjorie Heins
ISBN : 9780813543888
Genre : Social Science
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From Huckleberry Finn to Harry Potter, from Internet filters to the v-chip, censorship exercised on behalf of children and adolescents is often based on the assumption that they must be protected from “indecent” information that might harm their development—whether in art, in literature, or on a Web site. But where does this assumption come from, and is it true? In Not in Front of the Children, Marjorie Heins explores the fascinating history of “indecency” laws and other restrictions aimed at protecting youth. From Plato’s argument for rigid censorship, through Victorian laws aimed at repressing libidinous thoughts, to contemporary battles over sex education in public schools and violence in the media, Heins guides us through what became, and remains, an ideological minefield. With fascinating examples drawn from around the globe, she suggests that the “harm to minors” argument rests on shaky foundations.

Dating And Sexuality In America

Author : Jeffrey S. Turner
ISBN : 9781851095841
Genre : Health & Fitness
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A highly informative account of trends, concepts, and problems related to dating and sexuality in the United States, along with thought-provoking coverage of today's most important issues and controversies. * 32 biographical profiles describing the research of respected contributors to the fields of dating, sexuality, adolescent development, and family life * A lively and engaging timeline chronicling the historic events that shaped dating and sexuality in America, such as the birth of the drive-in movie theater, the pill, the sexual revolution, MTV, HIV/AIDS, the Internet, and Viagra

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 until 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. Despite the varieties of censorship, running from self-censorship to government bans, a common story is told. In each of the areas, Semonche explains via abundant examples how and why censorship took place. He also details how the cultural territory contested by those advocating and opposing censorship diminished over the course of the last two centuries.

Comic Art Creativity And The Law

Author : Marc H. Greenberg
ISBN : 9781781954935
Genre : Political Science
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The creation of works of comic art, including graphic novels, comic books, cartoons and comic strips, and political cartoons, is affected, and at times limited, by a diverse array of laws, ranging from copyright law to free speech laws. This book exami

Saving Our Children From The First Amendment

Author : Kevin W. Saunders
ISBN : 9780814786932
Genre : Law
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The First Amendment is vital to our political system, our cultural institutions, and our routine social interactions with others. In this provocative book, Kevin Saunders asserts that freedom of expression can be very harmful to our children, making it more likely that they will be the perpetrators or victims of violence, will grow up as racists, or will use alcohol or tobacco. Saving Our Children from the First Amendment examines both the value and cost of free expression in America, demonstrating how an unregulated flow of information can be detrimental to youth. While the great value of the First Amendment is found in its protection of our most important political freedoms, this is far more significant for adults, who can fully grasp and benefit from the freedom of expression, than for children. Constitutional prohibitions on distributing sexual materials to children, Saunders proposes, should be expanded to include violent, vulgar, or profane materials, as well as music that contains hate speech. Saunders offers an insightful meditation on the problem of protecting our children from the negative effects of freedom of expression without curtailing First Amendment rights for adults.

Priests Of Our Democracy

Author : Marjorie Heins
ISBN : 9780814770269
Genre : Law
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Priests of Our Democracy tells of the teachers and professors who battled the anti-communist witch hunt of the 1950s. It traces the political fortunes of academic freedom beginning in the late 19th century, both on campus and in the courts. Combining political and legal history with wrenching personal stories, the book details how the anti-communist excesses of the 1950s inspired the Supreme Court to recognize the vital role of teachers and professors in American democracy. The crushing of dissent in the 1950s impoverished political discourse in ways that are still being felt, and First Amendment academic freedom, a product of that period, is in peril today. In compelling terms, this book shows why the issue should matter to everyone.

English Journal

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Genre : English philology
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Cutting The Mustard

Author : Marjorie Heins
ISBN : 0571129749
Genre : Affirmative action programs
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This is the story of Nancy Richardson, Director of Student and Community Life at a major university, who was fired for "pedagogical and ideological differences" after objecting to the school's process of hiring new faculty and demanding that more attention be paid to the University's stated desire to attract qualified women and minority faculty.

Generation Digital

Author : Kathryn C. Montgomery
ISBN : UCSC:32106019091724
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Examines the diverse ways in which the new media landscape is transforming the essential nature of childhood and adolescence, as well as recent political debates and controversies that have shaped both public policy and practice in the new digital culture, and the ambivalent attitude toward both youth and technology.

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