Censorship of Expression in the 1980s: A Statistical Survey

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Greenwood Press, Jan 1, 1994 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 181 pages
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The study of censorship is important not because we are shocked by the contents of a book or because a complaint about a work offends our sensibilities, but rather because this conflict between powerful opposing forces in society can threaten its foundations and ideals. Conflict exists because reasonable individuals in our society disagree as to what defines the limitations of creativity and expression, and who should decide when those boundaries ahve been overstepped. These issues are addressed in detail in this important and timely new survey.

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Contents

Censorship Literature
13
Methodology
25
Data Analysis
43
Past and Present
89
Conclusion
117
Challenged Titles Listed in All Four Sources in Order
125
Bibliography
171
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About the author (1994)

JOHN B. HARER is an Associate Professor of Library Science at Texas A&M University. He is the author of Censorship of Expression in the 1980's and Intellectual Freedom: A Reference Handbook.

STEVEN R. HARRIS is Humanities Reference Librarian at the Sterling C. Evans Library at the Middleton Library at Louisiana State University.

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