Censorship and Silencing: Practices of Cultural Regulation

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Censorship was once a predictable topic, dividing liberals and conservatives down the middle on issues like obscenity and national security. Today, the debate over the regulation of speech offers no such easy dichotomy, with feminists joining forces with religious fundamentalists to control pornography, and abortion rights advocates seeking to restrict clinic demonstrations while prolife groups defend their freedom to picket. Underlying this trend is a fundamental intellectual shift--exemplified by the work of Michel Foucault--that holds that the state is not the only agent of censorship. The thirteen contributors here explore the topic of censorship from the viewpoint of numerous disciplines and viewpoints.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780892364848
  • Publisher: Getty Publications
  • Publication date: 5/28/1998
  • Series: Issues & Debates Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 350
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Censorship and Silencing 1
(Un)Censoring in Detail: The Fetish of Censorship in the Early Modern Past and the Postmodern Present 17
Incitement and the Limits of Law 43
Policing the Past: Holocaust Denial and the Law 67
Civility and Censorship in Early Modern England 89
"An Immoderate Taste for Truth": Censoring History in Baudelaire's "Les bijoux" 111
The Ontology of Censorship 147
Public Funding for Science and Art: Censorship, Social Harm, and the Case of Genetic Research into Crime and Violence 169
The Tutelary State: "Censorship," "Silencing," and the "Practices of Cultural Regulation" 195
Censorship in the Heart of Difference: Cultural Property, Indigenous Peoples' Movements, and Challenges to Western Liberal Thought 221
Ruled Out: Vocabularies of the Censor 247
Subordination, Silence, and Pornography's Authority 261
Pornographizing, Subordinating, and Silencing 285
Freedom's Silences 313
Appendix: Conference Series, 1994-1995 328
Biographical Notes on the Authors 333
Index 335
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