Censorship, Politics and Opression
Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Gdańskiego
Autor: Marta Maciejewska, Wojciech Owczarski (red.)
There are various kinds of censorship, but most often this term is connected with some kind of political tense and oppression. However, many important intellectual or artistic movements have developed under censorship in various countries over the years. So does censorship have a positive or negative influence on people’s work and creation? Do people become more creative or intellectually fertile when they are oppressed in some way?
In recent years – as it is often said – democracy throughout the world has seemed to collapse, and various political forces (e.g. ISIS or pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine) have oppressed people. Those who have decided to comment on current political situations have been punished for their words (as the journalists of Charlie Hebdo), and those who have broken national or political taboo have been incarcerated (as the members of a Russian feminist band Pussy Riot). When we live in such times, we start to think about the past – comparing it to presence – and ask ourselves numerous questions: Where does the freedom end, and where does the oppression start? What can we do to prevent such situations? How can we live under censorship and political oppression?
This book includes approaches both of experienced scholars and of young academics at the start of their careers, as well as doctoral students. Due to its interdisciplinary nature, this publication brings many interesting observations on and discussions about the role of censorship in the past and in the present-day world.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
LITERATURE AND ART |
(Self)Censorship and Salomé: Oscar Wilde’s European Gambit
In the Name of “Order” and the Poetics of the Black Marker
in Shahriar Mandanipour’s Censoring an Iranian Love Story: A Novel
Books on Trial: Norwegian Law against Pornography in Literature
(Mykle and Bjørneboe Cases of 1957 and 1967)
Art as Political Statement: The Phenomenon of Banksy’s Street Art
Anusuya A Paul
Resisting Political Oppression Destabilising Communal Frontiers:
Rabijita Gogoi’s Theatre versus Insurgency in Assam, India
JOURNALISM, PRESS AND OTHER MEDIA |
East StratCom Task Force: EU Fight against Fake News
Is It Possible to be a Journalist without Censorship?
Polish People’s Republic Journalism before and after 1956
When Can We Start Talking about Censorship?
Poland in the British Press in the 1930s
THE VARIOUS FACES OF CENSORSHIP |
Christopher “Irish Goat” Knodel
Censorship, Politics and Oppression:
Jan Tschichold—A Case Study in New Typography
Polish Studies on Plato under the Oppression of Censorship:
The Misinformation Effect as a Form of Censorship
in the Process of Creating Migrant Identity:
Migrant Memory and Ontological Security