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Not in front of the children : "indecency," censorship and the innocence of youth

Author: Marjorie Heins
Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, 2002, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marjorie Heins
ISBN: 0809073994 9780809073993
OCLC Number: 50069042
Description: xiv, 402 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
From Plato to computers --
Youth and censorship : a road map --
Clarifications and caveats ---
[ch.] 1. "To deprave and corrupt" --
Minors, censorship, sex, and history --
The invention of childhood? --
"Protecting the young and immature" --
Free love, the Comstock Law, and "secret entertainment" --
Some judges start asking questions --
[ch.] 2. More emetic than aphrodisiac --
Freud, the First Amendment, and a first round with Ulysses --
Minors and obscenity in the '30s and '40s --
Juvenile delinquency, social science, comic books, and Professor Kinsey --
Intellectual rumblings --
[ch.] 3. The great and mysterious motive force in human life --
The Supreme Court speaks --
finally --
Protecting young psyches after Butler and Roth --
Buttons, armbands, The little red school book, and Rupert Bear --
Justice Brennan changes his mind --
[ch.] 4. Policing the airwaves --
Oral sex, and "the public convenience, interest, or necessity" --
Jerry Garcia and a definition of indecency --
Shielding young ears from the seven dirty words --
Pacifica in the Supreme Court --
[ch.] 5. The reign of decency --
The FCC, the Meese Commission, and Art about AIDS --
ACT I, the irrepressible Mr. Stern, and perhaps Molly Bloom --
Sealed wrappers, blinder racks, and dial-a-porn --
A few judges think about indecency and harm --
School censorship, heinous crimes, and violent videos --
[ch.] 6. The ideological minefield : sexuality education --
Modesty, virtue, and early battles over sex ed --
Teen pregnancy and Sex respect --
Abstinence unless married --
Models of sexuality education --
[ch.] 7. Indecency law on trial : Reno v. ACLU --
Panic over cyberspace --
The wired courtroom --
A never-ending worldwide conversation --
[ch.] 8. Filtering fever --
The politics of filtering --
blocking sex, vulgarity, and Dr. Seuss --
State laws, Loudoun County, and Reno II --
Heavy breathing : the "Harry met Sally" case --
V-chips, and ratings revisited --
Violence, curse words, and kids at century's end --
[ch.] 9. Cultural differences --
Minors in the global culture --
Video nasties and the venerable BBFC --
The French letter and Internet watch --
The European Union weighs in --
"Les dangers ubuesques du filtrage" --
[ch.] 10. Media effects --
Imitation and catharsis --
Disproving Aristotle --
Definitional dilemmas --
Sex, violence, and social science --
Kids, ambiguity, and the social cognition approach --
Conclusion: "The ethical and moral development of youth."
Responsibility: Marjorie Heins.

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