Censorship dispute and the cry for silence

  • Ivan Paganotti Escola de Comunicações e Artes da Universidade de São Paulo
Keywords: communication, censorship, free speech, books

Abstract

Repression and Resistance: Books Censorship in the Military Dictatorship focus censorship processes against fiction books during the Brazilian military regime. Besides the literary evaluations conducted by State censors, the study also presents letters that were sent by members of the civil society recommending the censorship of books considered to be offensive or asking for the release of forbidden works. This documentation allows a fruitful analysis of censorship capillarity, its broad and flexible regulation, and the discussion of its legitimacy in a period when the government repression even sought to control the very visibility of its censorship practice.

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Author Biography

Ivan Paganotti, Escola de Comunicações e Artes da Universidade de São Paulo
Doutorando em Ciências da Comunicação pela Escola de Comunicações e Artes da Universidade de São Paulo. Bolsista Capes, orientado pela Profa. Dra. Mayra Rodrigues Gomes, é membro do Núcleo de Pesquisas em Comunicação e Censura (NPCC-USP) e do grupo Midiato-USP.
Published
2012-06-13
How to Cite
Paganotti, I. (2012). Censorship dispute and the cry for silence. MATRIZes, 5(2), 287-291. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1982-8160.v5i2p287-291
Section
Book reviews