Censorship : The Knot That Binds Power and Knowledge

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This book is intended for scholars and students of media and communication studies, sociology, and politics; journalists.show more

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 358.34g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0195069064
  • 9780195069068

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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.show more

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'An intellectual tour de force through political and social theories. A remarkable and intellectually challenging confrontation with ideas that have guided traditional writing about freedom and control of words, media and our understanding of reality.' Journal of Communication 'Jansen offers an incisive and challenging alternative to conventional approaches to censorship. Instead of approaching censorship merely as restrictive practice, the book addresses censorship as an intrinsic outcome of concentrated power. The author frees her subject matter from its often partisan depiction, and roots it firmly as an issue of contemporary life.'Stuart Ewen, Hunter College 'It is forcefully, even beautifully written, as well as thought provoking.' Contemporary Sociology 'An important book that should be read by those students of communication who intend to build a critical theory of meaning, censorship, and the media in this postmodern period of world history.' American Journal of Sociologyshow more

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