ERIC Number: ED137816
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
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The Right to Be Informed: Censorship in the United States.
Snyder, Gerald S.
Censorship, a sensitive and complex issue, has recently been discussed with greater frequency, as reactions to changed attitudes and values have prompted protests and book burnings, stricter controls on theaters and pornographic bookstores, and criticism of school discussions of controversial subjects. This book focuses on understanding censorship--what it is and how the courts have defined it. Topics discussed include books under attack, book in libraries, violence on television, art or pornography in movies, censorship and the press, students' rights, censorship and the "facts of life," government as censor, and the future of censorship. A bibliography and an index are included. (JM)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Censorship, Films, Libraries, Mass Media, Moral Issues, Moral Values, News Media, Sanctions, Schools
Julian Messner, a Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., A Gulf+Western Company, 1 West 39th Street, New York, New York 10018 ($7.29 cloth)
Publication Type: Books
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