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Jonathon Green
Politics & Government
Facts on File; 1st Edition, Ex-lib edition (January 1, 1990)
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Jonathon Green, Nicholas J. Karolides.

Jonathon Green, Nicholas J.

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The encyclopedia of censorship. by. Green, Jonathon, 1948-; Karolides, Nicholas J. Publication date. New York : Facts On File.

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Home . Details for: The encyclopedia of censorship . Material type: BookPublisher: New York, . Details for: The encyclopedia of censorship /. Normal view MARC view ISBD view. The encyclopedia of censorship, Jonathon Green. c1990Description: x, 388 p. ; 29 c. SBN: 0816015945 (alk. paper). Subject(s): Censorship - DictionariesDDC classification: 09. 30321 Catalogued By: Mahitab. Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title.

The crowded roster of those who have been affected by censorship, as well as the books, films, and other works attacked, are found in these pages. Controversies that have arisen over the years are given historical context; highly valuable national wrap-ups treat the culture, law, and predominant trends of diverse lands. Includes bibliographical references and index.

A complete reference detailing the history and current status of censorship around the globe and throughout all periods of history, beginning with the creation of the office of the censor in Ancient Rome
  • Nekora
What Luck for Me! I found this book while browsing thru the Oakbrook Illinois library. What a treasure! A revelation. Of course all we literate folks know rulers, priests, nuns, imans, monks, empresses, etc., have censored critical opinions upon themselves and their beliefs. The glory of this book is the huge range of censors, censored fields, clothes, words, knowledge that we get to see at one time. The sheer number of bullies, rulers, and pigheaded powers insisting on "my-way or the beheaded way" conveys to the reader the deep lust for obedience found thru all human realms. Anyone concerned with right, wrong, ethics, rule making should treat themselves to this book.
One earlier reviewer was outraged by errors in this book over movie ratings. Considering the wonderful scope of this encyclopedia, I feel the movie-ratings scale can be overlooked. (In my student teaching days, I brought in a book or magazine each day for the kids to pass around and eyeball --- just so they would know such a book or mag existed. OHHHH, I wish I could have passed this book around.)
  • Vojar
I looked only at the description of the U.S. movie ratings on pages 359-360. The material presented on that subject is horribly inaccurate. Therefore, I have little basis for recommending this book. Just the contrary, in fact. Too bad. Let's take a closer look at what I saw.
"The classifications, in force unchanged until 1990, are..."
Unless "in force" means something very special to salvage this claim, it is simply wrong. The initial M rating of 1968 was changed to GP in 1970 and PG in 1972, then a new PG-13 rating was created in 1984. The age limits on the R and X ratings were increased in 1970, from 16 to 17 (although the age on the X rating was allowed to vary by jurisdiction). Major error #1.
"...G, suggested for general audiences, including children of all ages. PG-13, parental guidance suggested, as some material may not be suitable for pre-teenagers..."
The entry completely leaves out the PG rating and its early variants, naming only a 4 category system rather than all 5 current categories. Major error #2.
Next paragraph:
"The standards that determine these ratings...include upholding the dignity of human life, exercising restraint in portraying juvenile crime, not demeaning religion...." etc.
Here, the author confuses the rating system (which did not ever state these specific "standards") with the old production code used by the Production Code Administration, which was completely replaced by the creation of the Code and Rating Administration in 1968 (renamed the Classification and Rating Administration in 1977 to emphasize that there was no more production code activity). Major error #3.
I cannot judge the other articles in this book, which I have not bothered to look at. It is clear to me from the subject that I do know that this author is no authority on all the "censorship" matters he's trying to write about. Therefore: Thumbs down. Please try again, using higher standards of scholarship, and I may take a closer look at a resulting revised edition.