Censoring Culture

Censoring Culture: Contemporary Threats to Free Expression
ed. by Robert Atkins and Svetlana Mintcheva [New Press]

With highly readable essays divided into sections on economics, the Internet, protecting children, hate speech and self-censorship, this volume is a tour de force critical examination of the multiple forms of censorship in the arts today. Considering together censorship based on government regulation, market pressures, well-intentioned hate-speech policies, the volume will enrich many discussions on ceneorship and the arts. The editors have assembled essays, brief reflections and interviews from an unusually wide range of voices, including artists, authors, activists, scholars, journalists, students and other cultural workers. Highly recommended. -jl

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