Censorship: The Knot That Binds Power and Knowledge
Most Americans tend to view censorship as a repressive aspect of other societies or historical eras, one that touches on our lives only in relation to national security or certain cold war considerations. In this provocative history of censorship, Sue Curry Jansen challenges conventional thought with a bold new view: that censorship, an embodiment of the relationship between power and knowledge, is as much a feature of liberal, market societies as it is of totalitarianisms. Building on an analytic tradition laid out by such thinkers as Marcuse and Foucault, Jansen addresses the notion of "market censorship" and shows how the marketplace has become an arena for liberal "power-knowledge." She also analyzes Marx's critique of bourgeois censorship, examines censorship at various levels of Soviet society, and takes an incisive look at economic censorship within our own capitalist nation. The book concludes with a discussion on strategies of resistance to this powerful, and indeed universal, form of social control.
14 pages matching suppressed in this book
Results 1-3 of 14
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Two The Censors New Clothes
Three Socrates Children
Seven Censorship in Capitalist Societies
6 other sections not shown
American Andrei Sinyavsky articulate authority capitalist censors century Church citizens claim communication Consciousness Industry corporate cosmological critical critique culture democracy democratic dialogues Diderot discourse dissident elites emancipatory Encyclopedie Engels Enlightenment epistemological equivocal free press Georg Lukacs George Gerbner Glavlit Gnostics Greeks gulags human Ibid ideas Ideology imprimatur information-capitalism Inquisition intellectual interests irony Jefferson Karl Marx knowledge language Lenin Leo Strauss Liberal societies linguistic literary literature litterateurs logic maintains Malleus Maleficarum market censorship Marx on Freedom Marx's Marxism mass mass media Michael Polanyi moral nations official Panopticon Party persecution philosophy political capitalism power-knowledge Press and Censorship press freedom principles printers production profit protest published quoted radical reflexive power-talk repressive Republic resistance Revolution revolutionary role Roman rules samizdat secured social socialist realism sociorealism Socrates Soviet Stalin structure suppressed systems of power-knowledge television texts theory University Press Voltaire witches writers York