Jarvis, Zeke, author.
Santa Barbara, California : Greenwood, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2017]
xxiii, 289 pages ; 26 cm
Alphabetical list of titles — Alphabetical list of authors — Topical guide to titles — Preface — Introduction — Race and censorship in America — Religion and censorship in America — Sex and censorship in America — Sexual orientation and censorship in America — Drugs and alcohol and censorship in America — Bad behavior and censorship in America — Graphic novels and censorship in America.
“Censorship has been an ongoing phenomenon even in “the land of the free.” This examination of banned books across U.S. history examines the motivations and effects of censorship, shows us how our view of right and wrong has evolved over the years, and helps readers to understand the tremendous importance of books and films in our society. Provides readers with a broad understanding of the different levels of censorship. Puts challenges to books into historical context of societal standards and current events. Takes both historical and literary perspectives, recognizing the lasting cultural influences of texts and their literary significance. Presents biographical background of major authors who have been challenged. Identifies the source and explains the result of challenges to the most important or influential banned books. Compares challenges to controversial books against similar challenges to controversial films, television shows, and video games”–Amazon.