Not In Front of the Children:

Not In Front of the Children: "Indecency," Censorship, and the Innocence of Youth

by Marjorie Heins

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Not In Front of the Children: "Indecency," Censorship, and the Innocence of Youth by Marjorie Heins

The first comprehensive history of the debate about censorship designed to protect children and winner of the ALA's 2002 Eli Oboler Award for best-published work in the area of intellectual freedom

From Huckleberry Finn to Harry Potter, Internet filters to the V-chip, censorship is often based on the assumption that children and adolescents must be protected from "indecent" information that might harm their development -- whether in art, in literature, or on a Web site. But where does this assumption come from, and is it true? In Not in Front of the Children, a pathbreaking history of "indecency" laws and other restrictions aimed at protecting youth, Marjorie Heins suggests that the "harm-to-minors" argument rests on shaky foundations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780809073993
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 02/10/2002
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Marjorie Heins is the Director of the Free Expression Policy Project, National Coalition Against Censorship. She is the author, most recently, of Sex, Sin, and Blasphemy: A Guide to America's Censorship Wars. She lives in New York City.

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