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Familiarizing Oneself with Manga Censorship
What is manga censorship? Have you ever read a volume of manga, only to notice a later edition changed some things? Is this censorship, or something else? This post will introduce manga censorship for both librarians and fans. Award winning series – Death Note, Dragon Ball, and Naruto – which have been challenged, banned, and censored in North America at North American libraries will shape our discussion.
The Library is Closed: Reflections on Self-Censorship, Pride, Silence, and Solidarity
By guest contributor E. F. Schraeder. These are risks and possibilities when a librarian opts to honor PRIDE month or recognize LGBTQ authors and readers throughout the year in other ways. Each June almost like clockwork, it seems some library or other is on the receiving end of public noise: shame or praise, for hosting or cancelling an event with LGBTQ community members in mind.
Safe Spaces, Self-Censorship, and My Aversion to Heathers
Teens are dealing with dark, heavy matters. Film, theater, literature, and other art forms are perhaps the most cathartic and helpful resource they can lean on.
Catholic Fiction: Flannery O’Connor and Self-Censorship
“Southern Gothic” short-story and fiction writer Flannery O’Connor (1925-1964) is celebrated to this day for her wry portrayals of strange, often disturbing signs of life below the Mason-Dixon Line. But as a devout Catholic, she also practiced self-censorship in the form of avoiding or otherwise officially requesting permission to read works included on the Catholic Index of Forbidden Books. How did she reconcile the two?
Librarians Beware: Self-Censorship
Dubbed self-censoring, there is a growing concern that many librarians are purposefully omitting certain books and content from library collections due to personal bias opposed to professional judgment. According to an article in the School Library Journal, self-censorship is “a dirty secret that no one in the profession wants to talk about or admit practicing. Yet everyone knows some librarians bypass good books—those with literary merit or that fill a need in their collections.”
Be Wary of “Self-Censorship”
Conservatives who decry the evils of political correctness often attack it for demanding self-censorship. Progressives argue that they’re just asking for civil discourse, not enforcing self-censorship. So, who’s right?
Self-Censorship as Self-Preservation
Advocating for and ensuring access to diverse books and resources was one of the main reasons I decided to become a librarian. But, as a new librarian in a huge new city, I’ve become more unsure of myself and have found myself self-censoring.
Collection Development or Self-Censorship?
By: Naomi Bates It has happened to me in the library…coming in fresh from another library or just being a new librarian, you may experience the same thing I have. […]
Wednesday webinar on self-censorship
The fourth webinar in OIF’s “Intellectual Freedom Summer School” series will focus on issues of collection diversity and self-censorship. This online learning event will take place Wednesday, August 24 from […]
Viewing Anime Censorship at Your Library
This post provides a historical overview of anime censorship in North America before highlighting notable examples of anime censorship to include in library programming activities. Series mentioned include Cardcaptors, Robotech, Sailor Moon, Yu-Gi-Oh, and more!