Censorship Now!!

Author: Ian F. Svenonius

Publisher: Akashic Books

ISBN: 1617754250

Category: Humor

Page: 192

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"While putting a copy of this book on your nightstand would be a sign of good taste, who cares about good taste? Are you willing to be seen reading a book titled Censorship Now!! in public? If so, your skin might burn with funny glances from squares, scolds and looky-loos. But on the inside, you’ll feel your brain throbbing as it swells to accommodate some hilarious, absurd and radical new strategies on how to live in our ridiculous world." --Washington Post "Svenonius' new book is Censorship Now!!, and the title alone shows just how provocative the author can be. A collection of essays previously published by Vice, Jacobin, and others, it sets up numerous enemies--both real and straw--for Svenonius to knock down....It's all couched in a style that’s part anarchist tirade, part postmodern critique, and part punk-rock snottiness--yet it's addictively ridiculous." --NPR "Censor it all. Film, TV, music, politics, books, news, art--censor all of it. That’s the guiding principle of local radical punk Ian Svenonius’ latest essay collection, Censorship Now!!" --Washington City Paper, Critics' Pick Named a Favorite Book of 2015 by Jason Diamond at Vol. 1 Brooklyn "Gonzo ecstasy for those who have come to know Svenonius's self-aware political meditations....And though the essays Svenonius writes are not themselves unclear, the process of talking about what he's written involves discussions that some might find uncomfortable. His books make more sense the more you dissect them. So keep them in your back pocket and read them, one word at a time." --Los Angeles Review of Books "A new collection of essays by everyone's favorite supercilious rock theorist...Svenonius has always been the smartest kid in the room....In print, Svenonius is like that curmudgeonly pal that you adore because, even while his insight quivers between humor, paranoia, and antisocial ire, he never dispels your fascination in how he gets there." --SF Weekly "Ian Svenonius is best known as the frontman of bands like the Make-Up and Nation of Ulysses, but he's also a brilliant cultural critic with a talent for coming up with the hottest takes you'll ever read. In this collection, Svenonius makes compelling arguments in favor of censorship and hoarding books and records, amid polemics against Apple and Ikea, the yuppification of indie rock, and the shaving of pubic hair." --Buzzfeed "The essays in Censorship Now!! are equally packed with modest proposals and mock-revolutionary rhetoric, but there are grains of truth in pieces like 'The Historic Role Of Sugar In Empire Building' and 'Heathers Revisited: The Nerd's Fight For Niceness'--they're just buried somewhere between tongue and cheek." --The A.V. Club "Censorship Now!! simultaneously deals in the heated rhetoric of insurgent calls to action, the seductive broad strokes of propaganda, and the clever winking of surrealist humor. Often when I'm really convinced Svenonius has gone off a paranoid deep end, the next sentence hits back with knowingly-hilarious exaggeration or profoundly spot-on analysis, realigning my perspective and making me wonder again....It's fitting that a book whose intentions are ambiguous begins with a call to censor art and ends by letting art do the talking." --Pitchfork Ian F. Svenonius's new collection of sixteen essays and stories, entitled Censorship Now!!, is reorganizing people's ideas about censorship, Ikea, documentary filmmaking, the Berlin Wall, the film Heathers, the twist, the frug, the mashed potato, shaving one's body, Apple, Inc., Nordic functionalism, the supposed benevolence of the Wikipedia, hoarding, college rock, the origins of the Internet, and more. It's an underground smash which has been met with a horrified gasp in all respectable quarters and gog-eyed enthusiasm in artist garrets the world over.
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Shoot the Singer!

Music Censorship Today

Author: Marie Korpe

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 9781842775059

Category: Music

Page: 228

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ON CENSORSHIP'One can never censor the power of truth.It is beyond the control and manipulationOf bureaucratic clerks.'yoko ono, 2004'True censorship is something that we are not really aware of on a day-to-day basis; it's something that's inherent in the system. There's an ever increasing element of that censorship, a sort of covert censorship going on everywhere. Read this book!Damon Albarn, Blur'Governments have tried again and again to censor my music and my ideas. In Shoot the Singer! Freemuse shows how governments all over the world will go to great lengths to silence the people. Freemuse speaks the truth side by side with me, standing up for my right, as well as every musician's right to speak.' - Thomas Mapfumo, Zimbabwe'The censorship of music is a token of music's power and the freedom it offers. In Shoot the Singer! both censors and the censored describe their experiences, and in different ways express music's unique capacity to build community, stimulate feeling, energize and lift people out of themselves and transcend all barriers by speaking directly to the heart. This is a wonderfully vivid and thought-provoking book.' - Jane Spender, International PEN'Freemuse sets an entirely new agenda with Shoot the Singer! For all too long the plight of those musicians who are denied their right to perform or record (and that of their audience to enjoy) their music and their messages has been ignored. We have hardly considered that the performing of music and song could endanger the life and freedom of the performer. This book is rare and impressive testimony to a part of life and art that desperately needs our attention.' - Morten Kjærum, Director, Danish Institute for Human Rights
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Zensur und Kultur

Zwischen Weimarer Klassik und Weimarer Republik mit einem Ausblick bis heute

Author: John A. McCarthy,Werner von der Ohe

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110913054

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 249

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An international team of literary and social historians investigate here diverse forms of formal and informal censorship practices. In this context censorship designates a complex and tension-filled relationship between the spirit of innovation and the conservative forces of the status quo. Culture connotes not just the production of texts for the book trade and the theatre, but any kind of sanctioned attempt to control public opinion. The chronological framework is designed to highlight the culturally and politically eventful years between Weimar Classicism and Weimar Republic (1787-1933) which saw the evolution of a pan-German cultural identity. Two concluding essays on the American reception of the Nazi book burning of May 10, 1933, and censorship practices of the Cultural Ministry of the former GDR round out the historical picture, demonstrating the continuity of control mechanisms.
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Censorship

A World Encyclopedia

Author: Derek Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136798641

Category: Reference

Page: 2950

View: 6801

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Political Censorship

Author: Robert Justin Goldstein

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781579583200

Category: Philosophy

Page: 564

View: 8621

First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Balkan Babel

The Disintegration Of Yugoslavia From The Death Of Tito To The Fall Of Milosevic, Fourth Edition

Author: Sabrina Petra Ramet

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0813346185

Category: History

Page: 448

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The fourth edition of this critically acclaimed work includes a new chapter, a new epilogue, and revisions throughout the book. Sabrina Ramet, a veteran observer of the Yugoslav scene, traces the steady deterioration of Yugoslavia's political and social fabric in the years since 1980, arguing that, while the federal system and multiethnic fabric laid down fault lines, the final crisis was sown in the failure to resolve the legitimacy question, triggered by economic deterioration, and pushed forward toward war by Serbian politicians bent on power—either within a centralized Yugoslavia or within an “ethnically cleansed” Greater Serbia. With her detailed knowledge of the area and extensive fieldwork, Ramet paints a strikingly original picture of Yugoslavia's demise and the emergence of the Yugoslav successor states.
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God in Translation

Deities in Cross-Cultural Discourse in the Biblical World

Author: Mark S. Smith

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802864333

Category: Religion

Page: 382

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God in Translation offers a substantial, extraordinarily broad survey of ancient attitudes toward deities, from the Late Bronze Age through ancient Israel and into the New Testament. Looking closely at relevant biblical texts and at their cultural contexts, Mark S. Smith demonstrates that the biblical attitude toward deities of other cultures is not uniformly negative, as is commonly supposed. He traces the historical development of Israel's "one-god worldview, " linking it to the rise of the surrounding Mesopotamian empires. Smith's study also produces evidence undermining a common modern assumption among historians of religion that polytheism is tolerant while monotheism is prone to intolerance and violence.
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Autodafe

A Manual for Intellectual Survival

Author: International Parliament of Writers

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 9781583224762

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 5400

Volume three of urgent political writing from a worldwide association of literary activists.
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Censorship Today

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Censorship

Page: N.A

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The Diary of a Russian Censor

Author: Aleksandr Nikitenko,Helen Saltz Jacobson

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9780870231520

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 397

View: 441

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Our Own Selves

More Meditations for Librarians

Author: Michael Gorman

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838908969

Category: Library science

Page: 224

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Michael Gorman creates 100 new meditations specifically addressing the issues at the heart of the library profession. Reaffirming the value of librarianship and reintroducing the joys that make it unlike any other vocation, Gorman expands and follows up on his first collection of meditations, Our Singular Strengths.
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Politics and Film

The Political Culture of Film in the United States

Author: Daniel P. Franklin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742538092

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 223

View: 4908

In examining the political role of films we become real time cultural anthropologists, sifting through the artifacts of modern society to determine what our culture really is all about. This book contends that to a large extent American film reflects political culture in American society.
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Literature Suppressed on Religious Grounds

Author: Margaret Bald

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816071489

Category: Political Science

Page: 465

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Literature Suppressed on Religious Grounds, Revised Edition profiles the censorship of many such essential works of literature. The entries new to this edition include extensive coverage of the Harry Potter series, which has been frequently banned in the United States on the grounds that it promotes witchcraft, as well as entries on two popular textbook series, The Witches by Roald Dahl, Women Without Men: A Novel of Modern Iran, and more. Also included are updates to such entries as The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie and On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin.
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Culture and the Public Sphere

Author: Jim McGuigan,Dr Jim Mcguigan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134830939

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Jim McGuigan discusses cultural policy as a manifestation of cultural politics in the widest sense. Illustrating his case with examples from recent cultural policy initiatives in Britain, the United States and Australia, he looks at: * The rise of market reasoning in arts administration * Urban regeneration and the arts * Heritage tourism * Race, identity and cultural citizenship * Censorship and moral regulation * The role of computer-mediated communication in democratic discourse
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Walking to the Edge

Essays of Resistance

Author: Margaret Randall

Publisher: South End Press

ISBN: 9780896083974

Category: Political Science

Page: 207

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Insightfully links the impact of U.S. foreign policy on the people of Latin America, the female voice in art and literature, and the need to break the silence around incest and other abuse.
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Wolf in White Van

Author: John Darnielle

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732523659

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 7116

Sean Phillips ist durch einen schweren Unfall entstellt. Er verlässt seine Wohnung nur selten, vertieft sich in trashige Romane und Fantasyfilme, und er erfindet ein Rollenspiel. In Trace Italian finden sich die Spieler in einem postapokalyptischen Amerika wieder, in dem sie um ihr Leben kämpfen müssen. Sean gibt die Handlung vor, jede Aktion der Spieler beantwortet er mit immer neuen Wendungen und Entwicklungen. Als zwei Spieler die Anweisungen Seans nicht in Trace Italian, sondern in der realen Welt ausführen, hat dies tödliche Konsequenzen. Und Sean muss sich die Frage stellen, welche Verantwortung er dafür trägt.
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Rudolf Nureyev

The Life

Author: Julie Kavanagh

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141912138

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 848

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NOW A MAJOR FILM BY RALPH FIENNES, THE WHITE CROW 'A gripping account of an extraordinary life' Daily Telegraph Born on a train in Stalin's Russia, Rudolf Nureyev was ballet's first pop icon. No other dancer of our time has generated the same excitement - both on and off stage. Nureyev's achievements and conquests became legendary: he rose out of Tatar peasant poverty to become the Kirov's thrilling maverick star; slept with his beloved mentor's wife; defected to the West in 1961; sparked Rudimania across the globe; established the most rhapsodic partnership in dance history with the middle-aged Margot Fonteyn; reinvented male technique; gatecrashed modern dance; moulded new stars; and staged Russia's unknown ballet masterpieces in the West. He and his life were simply astonishing. 'Magnificent, a triumph. Captures every facet of this extraordinary man' Mail on Sunday 'The definitive study of a man who, in his combination of aesthetic grace and psychological grime, can truly be called a sacred monster' Observer 'Undoubtedly the definitive biography' Sunday Telegraph
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Kabul

A Novel

Author: M. E. Hirsh

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 146685412X

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Modern events sometime demand the reissue of a book published several years ago. Hirsh's internationally acclaimed 1986 novel, Kabul, provides an almost miraculous window into a country and its people that now have captured the world's attention. When the last Afghan king is deposed in the summer of 1973, the family of Omar Anwari, his loyal cabinet minister, is torn apart along with their country. Over seven turbulent years while Catherine, their American mother, struggles to hold them together, Mangal, the eldest son, breaks with his father to follow his own political conscience; daughter Saira in New York is torn between two cultures; and Tor, the youngest, most passionate of the three grows up to become perhaps the bravest of them all. An epic tale of civil war, political intrigue, and family tragedy, Kabul is a moving, insightful portrayal of a proud nation brought to chaos.
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Radicals And Realists in the Japanese Nonverbal Arts

The Avant-garde Rejection of Modernism

Author: Thomas R. H. Havens

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824830113

Category: Art

Page: 296

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Focusing on the nonverbal genres of painting, sculpture, dance, choreography, and music composition, this work shows that generational and political differences, not artistic doctrines, largely account for the divergent stances artists took vis-a-vis modernism, the international arts community, Japan's ties to the United States, and the alliance of corporate and bureaucratic interests that solidified in Japan during the 1960s."
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Human Rights and Democracy

The 2012 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Report

Author: Great Britain: Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780101859325

Category: Political Science

Page: 265

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This report is a comprehensive look at the efforts of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to promote human rights around the world in 2012. It highlights the UK's human rights concerns in key countries and advances the promotion and protection of human rights as the focus of UK foreign policy. The publication is divided into nine sections: (1) Promoting and protecting human rights through the UN; (2) The human rights and democracy programme; (3) Promoting British values; (4) Human rights in safeguarding Britain's national security; (5) Human rights in promoting Britain's prosperity; (6) Human rights for British nationals overseas; (7) Working through a rules-based international system; (8) Promoting human rights in the overseas territories; (9) Human rights in 27 countries of concern. There is also a set of case studies, including DFID's work on economic and social rights, Egypt post-revolution, women and girls in India, Nigeria's response to terrorism, and the deployment of a UK team of experts to the Syrian border.
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