Not in Front of the Children: "indecency," Censorship and the Innocence of Youth, Volume 42

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Hill and Wang, 2001 - History - 402 pages
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From Huckleberry Finn to Harry Potter, Internet filters to the V-chip, censorship is often based on the assumption that children and adolescents 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, a path-breaking history of "indecency" laws and other restrictions aimed at protecting youth, Marjorie Heins suggests that the "harm-to-minors" argument rests on shaky foundations.

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Review: Not in Front of the Children: "Indencency, " Censorship, and the Innocence of Youth

User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

Part of my reading for Intro Education research paper on censorship in children's books. Interesting subject. Read full review

Review: Not in Front of the Children: "Indencency, " Censorship, and the Innocence of Youth

User Review  - Tyler Malone - Goodreads

This book really is a remarkable piece of work. Sure, a lot of same characters and platitudes come in a little too often, but the thesis, should taboos be restricted by governments or corporations, is ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Marjorie Heins, Director of the Free Expression Policy Project, National Coalition Against Censorship, is the author, most recently, of "Sex, Sin, & Blasphemy: A Guide to America's Censorship Wars". She lives in New York City.

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