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If your idea of censorship is an anonymous bureaucrat in a government office exercising prudish control over "offensive" art and speech, wake up and smell the conglomeration. Censorship today is just as likely to be the result of a market force or a bandwidth monopoly as a line edit or the covering of a nude sculpture, and the current system of new technologies and economic arrangements has subtle, built-in mechanisms for suppressing free expression as powerful as any known in other centuries.

In Censoring Culture, the nationally known author of the ArtSpeak books and the head of the National Coalition Against Censorship’s Arts Program bring together the latest thinking from art historians, cultural theorists, legal scholars, and psychoanalysts, as well as first-person accounts by artists and advocates, to give us a comprehensive understanding of censorship in a new century.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781595580979
  • Publisher: New Press, The
  • Publication date: 4/15/2006
  • Pages: 353
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Atkins is an award-winning art historian, activist, and bestselling author of ArtSpeak and ArtSpoke. From 1987 to 1997, he wrote a biweekly column on art and politics for the Village Voice. A co-founder of Visual Aids, he lives in Palm Springs and San Francisco. Svetlana Mintcheva is the director of the Arts Program of the National Coalition Against Censorship, an alliance of fifty nonprofit organizations devoted to freedom of expression in the arts. She lives in New York City.
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Table of Contents

Introduction : censorship in camouflage
1 Money talks : the economic foundations of censorship 3
2 Private philanthropy and the arts : does anybody want an artist in the house? 10
3 Private censorship, corporate power 15
4 American music challenges the copyright tradition 29
5 Revisiting free exchange : the art world after the culture wars 51
6 On edge : alternative spaces today 58
7 Market censorship 67
8 Unfair trade practices in bookselling 80
9 The military-industrial complex is dead! : long live the military-media-industrial complex! 83
10 High wire[d] act : balancing the political and technological 91
11 Creativity in real space 96
12 Hacking culture 117
13 How the IP guerillas won : ark, adbusters, negativland, and the "bullying back" of creative freedom and social commentary 132
14 The metaphysics of networks 149
15 Power, politics, new technology, and memory in the age of the Internet 159
16 Protection or politics? : the use and abuse of children 167
17 Media effects 173
18 Taboos, trust and titillation : teens talk about censorship : a roundtable discussion with high school and college students 185
19 Violent video game players mysteriously avoid killing selves, others 199
20 Censorship : the sexual media and the ambivalence of knowing 202
21 "Not a pretty picture" : four photographers tell their personal stories about child "pornography" and censorship 213
"Not a pretty picture" : four photographers tell their personal stories about child "pornography" and censorship 215
"Not a pretty picture" : four photographers tell their personal stories about child "pornography" and censorship 219
"Not a pretty picture" : four photographers tell their personal stories about child "pornography" and censorship 224
22 Child pornography law and the proliferation of the sexualized child 228
23 Invasion of the kiddyfiddlers 241
24 When words and images cause pain : the price of free speech 251
25 Pitfalls in fighting "nigger" : perils of deception, censoriousness, and excessive anger 256
26 The past is prologue, but is parody and pastiche progress? 270
27 Beyond good and evil 279
28 My memorial to Patrick Tillman 284
29 The new meaning of bias 287
30 The censor within 299
31 To discern, to discriminate, and to decide : censorship and institutions 304
32 Taking offense 317
33 The ubiquitous censor : artists and writers on self-censorship 319
The ubiquitous censor : artists and writers on self-censorship 321
The ubiquitous censor : artists and writers on self-censorship 325
The ubiquitous censor : artists and writers on self-censorship 327
The ubiquitous censor : artists and writers on self-censorship 329
The ubiquitous censor : artists and writers on self-censorship 332
The ubiquitous censor : artists and writers on self-censorship 335
34 A psychoanalyst's perspective on artists and censorship 340
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