Censorship: The Knot that Binds Power and Knowledge

Paperback | April 30, 1999

bySue Curry Jansen

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Most Americans tend to view censorship as a repressive aspect of other societies or historical eras, one that touches on our lives only in relation to national security or certain cold war considerations. In this provocative history of censorship, Sue Curry Jansen challenges conventionalthought with a bold new view: that censorship, an embodiment of the relationship between power and knowledge, is as much a feature of liberal, market societies as it is of totalitarianisms. Building on an analytic tradition laid out by such thinkers as Marcuse and Foucault, Jansen addresses thenotion of "market censorship" and shows how the marketplace has become an arena for liberal "power-knowledge." She also analyzes Marx's critique of bourgeois censorship, examines censorship at various levels of Soviet society, and takes an incisive look at economic censorship within our owncapitalist nation. The book concludes with a discussion on strategies of resistance to this powerful, and indeed universal, form of social control.

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In this provocative history of censorship, Sue Curry jansen challenges conventional thought with a bold new view: that censorship, an embodiment of the relationship between power and knowledge, is as much a feature of liberal, market societies as it is of totalitarianisms.

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Most Americans tend to view censorship as a repressive aspect of other societies or historical eras, one that touches on our lives only in relation to national security or certain cold war considerations. In this provocative history of censorship, Sue Curry Jansen challenges conventionalthought with a bold new view: that censorship, a...

Sue Curry Jansen is at Cedar Crest and Muhlenberg Colleges.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 5.51 × 8.27 × 0.71 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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In this provocative history of censorship, Sue Curry jansen challenges conventional thought with a bold new view: that censorship, an embodiment of the relationship between power and knowledge, is as much a feature of liberal, market societies as it is of totalitarianisms.

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"Jansen has taken on the prodigious task of offering a history of censorship within a theoretical reformulation of the censorship idea. This is an important book."--Vincent Mosco, Queen's University, Ontario