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Opposing censorship in the public schools : religion, morality, and literature

Author: June Edwards
Publisher: Mahwah, NJ : Erlbaum, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study confronts the charges made by the Religious Right (RR) in the USA, against the literature used in public schools. It presents opposing views on democracy, secular humanism, religion, the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: June Edwards
ISBN: 0805825452 9780805825459 0805825460 9780805825466
OCLC Number: 243902708
Description: XXII, 151 Seiten
Contents: Contents: Preface. Introduction. Part I: The Censorship Debate Regarding Public Schools. The Debate Over Government and Religion. The Debate Over Humanism and Democracy. The Debate Over the Purpose of Teaching Literature. The Debate Over Biblical Interpretation. The Debate Over Morality in Literature. Part II: Religion and Morality in Selected Challenged Literature. Religion and Morality in Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut. Religion and Morality in The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. Religion and Morality in Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. Religion and Morality in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Religion and Morality in The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. Religion and Morality in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou. Part III: Suggestions for Preventing and Responding to Challenges. Suggestions for Preventing and Responding to Challenges. Appendices: Sources for Preventing and Responding to Challenges. Sample "Request for Reconsideration." Organizations Against Censorship.
Responsibility: June Edwards.

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