ERIC Number: ED038407
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Communications Control: Readings in the Motives and Structures of Censorship.
Phelan, John, Ed.
Defining censorship as any control that limits the intended content of any communication, 10 essays explore the phenomenon of censorship, its sources, its forms, and the manner in which it operates in the areas of politics, religion, aesthetics, and sex. Focused on the varied relationships of censorship to society and the individual, essays deal with the early church attitude toward heretics, brainwashing in China, the work of Harold Innis and Marshall McLuhan, the influence of television on American politics, the communicative process and purposes of reading literature, the purposes and form of film as an art, the relationship of obscenity to aesthetics, language as a bridge or a defense, the Anglo-Saxon legal history of control of speech and print, and the Espionage Act and the Abrams Case. Authors of essays are Henry Kamen, Robert Jay Lifton, James W. Carey, Robert MacNeil, C. S. Lewis, John Howard Lawson, Abraham Kaplan, Walter J. Ong, Edward G. Hudon, and Zechariah Chafee, Jr. (MF)
Descriptors: Censorship, Commercial Television, Communication Problems, Cultural Enrichment, Films, Freedom of Speech, Journalism, Legal Problems, Literary Criticism, Mass Media, Moral Issues, Political Attitudes, Political Issues, Political Socialization, Publications, Religious Conflict, Sexuality, Speech Communication, Telecommunications
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Identifiers: Espionage Act; Innis (Harold Adams); McLuhan (Marshall)