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Censorship changing attitudes, 1900-2000 by Scarlett MccGwire

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Written in English



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  • Censorship -- History -- 20th century.,
  • Censorship -- United States -- History -- 20th century.,
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About the Edition

Explains what censorship is and how it has been used in the twentieth century, also presenting arguments both for and against it.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 61) and index.

StatementScarlett MccGwire.
Series20th century issues
LC ClassificationsZ657 .M46 2000
The Physical Object
Pagination64 p. :
Number of Pages64
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL34172M
ISBN 100817255745
LC Control Number99017832

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For nearly as long as the written word has existed, it has been a target for censorship. Religion was the most frequently cited reason for the censorship of written works. In 14th century England, for example, reading the Wycliff Bible was forbidden by the clergy for fear that the translation had corrupted or misinterpreted the original text. Censorship, the changing or suppression or prohibition of speech or writing that is deemed subversive of the common good. It occurs in all manifestations of authority to some degree, but in modern times it has been of special importance in its relation to government and the rule of law. In other countries, censorship is accepted as inevitable in times of war, and it has been imposed to varying degrees even in peacetime. In the Middle Ages, attempts to silence heresy through intimidation, particularly through the establishment of the Inquisition, were examples of censorship, as are modern instances of book banning. Oct 01,  · Content labels, restricted access areas, and self-censorship have all been on the rise since , and in , a group of children's book authors started the .

Aug 13,  · Each book that is banned or censored is done so for the content within the pages. There are a few common reasons that books have been banned or censored in schools, libraries, and book stores. These include: Racial Issues: About and/or encouraging racism towards one . Censorship in schools may be limiting your child. Learn how book censorship in schools is adding to the growing problem of censorship in America. The latest advice for parents from Censorship definition is - the institution, system, or practice of censoring. How to use censorship in a sentence. It Didn’t Matter.," 29 Jan. In sum, the book has raised divisive questions about censorship, representation and the politics of fiction. Dec 23,  · Book Censorship is the act of banning a publication in the form of a book resulting from content that is perceived to be objectionable, incendiary, illicit, or immoral by the presiding governmental body of a specific country or nation. The nature of Book Censorship varies greatly on both domestic and.

"Race to the Bottom": Corporate Complicity in Chinese Internet Censorship (New York: Human Rights Watch, ), by Rebecca MacKinnon (PDF with commentary at Plug Your Book! Online Book Marketing for Authors (), by Steve Weber (HTML at Book banning is the most widespread form of censorship in the United States. Book banning is the most widespread form of censorship in the United States, with children’s literature being the primary target. Advocates for banning a book or certain books fear that children will be swayed by its contents, which they regard as potentially dangerous. Sep 25,  · Among the other sponsors of Banned Books Week are the National Council of Teachers of English and the National Coalition Against Censorship. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has produced a handbook with information on censorship challenges to comics and suggestions for sellers and readers about how to respond to challenges. The Censorship of the Church of Rome and Its Influence Upon the Production and Distribution of Literature: A Study of the History of the Prohibitory and Expurgatory Indexes, Together With Some Consideration of the Effects of Protestant Censorship and of Censorship by the State (2 volumes; New York and London: G. P Putnam's Sons, ), by.