NEW BOOK: SILENCING CINEMA: FILM CENSORSHIP AROUND THE WORLD

‘SILENCING CINEMA: FILM CENSORSHIP AROUND THE WORLD’ brings together the key issues and authors to examine instances of film censorship. Including essays by some of today’s leading film historians, the book offers groundbreaking historical research on film censorship in major film production countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia/Soviet Union, India, China, and Nigeria, among others.

The contributors explore such innovative themes and topics as film censorship and authorship, genre, language, religion, audiences, political economy, international policy, and colonialism. This exciting collection is thoroughly unique in its broad geographical scope and its comprehensive look at film censorship.

SILENCING CINEMA, edited by Daniel Biltereyst and Roel Vande Winkel, is now available in paperback and in hardcover.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Silencing Cinema: An Introduction; D. Biltereyst & R. Vande Winkel

PART I: CENSORSHIP, REGULATION, AND HEGEMONY
All the Power of the Law: Governmental Film Censorship in the United States; L. Wittern-Keller
American Morality Is Not to Be Trifled With : Content Regulation in Hollywood after 1968; J. Lewis
When Cinema Faces Social Values: One Hundred Years of Film Censorship in Canada; P. Véronneau
Inquisition Shadows: Politics, Religion, Diplomacy, and Ideology in Mexican Film Censorship; F. M. Peredo-Castro

PART II: CONTROL, CONTINUITY, AND CHANGE
Film Censorship in Germany: Continuity and Changes through Five Political Systems; M. Loiperdinger
Seeing Red: Political Control of Cinema in the Soviet Union; R. Taylor
Prohibition, Politics, and Nation Building: A History of Film Censorship in China; Z. Xiao
Film Censorship during the Golden Era of Turkish Cinema; D. K. Mutlu

PART III: COLONIALISM, LEGACY, AND POLICIES
The Censor and the State in Great Britain; J. Petley
British Colonial Censorship Regimes: Hong Kong, Straits Settlements, and Shanghai International Settlement, 1916-1941; D. Newman
‘We do not certify backwards’: Film Censorship in Post-Colonial India; N. Bose
Irish Film Censorship: Refusing the Fractured Family of Foreign Films; K. Rockett

PART IV: CENSORSHIP MULTIPLICITY, MORAL REGULATION, AND EXPERIENCES
Nollywood, Kannywood, and a Decade of Hausa Film Censorship in Nigeria; C. McCain
The Legion of Decency and the Movies; G. D. Black
Blessed Cinema: State and Catholic Censorship in Post-war Italy; D. Treveri-Gennari
Film Censorship in a Liberal Free Market Democracy: Strategies of Film Control and Audience’s Experiences of Censorship in Belgium; D. Biltereyst

Publisher’s website: http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=547191

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