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Sex, Sin, and Blasphemy: A Guide to America's Censorship Wars
by Marjorie Heins
Publisher's Description
Though the First Amendment protects and ensures our right to freedom of expression, the interpretation of the boundary between freedom of expression and obscenity is at best controversial. Thus books are removed from libraries for mention of sexual matters or offensive language, federal arts agencies are labeled blasephemous for assisting artists whose work deals with religious issues and music store owners are charged with crimes for selling records and tapes. Marjorie Heins explores these and other censorious acts, both subtle and overt, and argues that ideas, images and entertainment are suppressed when powerful organizations succeed in controlling laws that govern freedom of expression.
ISBN: 1565840488
Publisher: New Press, The
Paperback : 240 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 5.4 x 8.1 x 0.6 inches
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