Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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978-1-4422-3167-2 • Hardback • January 2015 • $98.00 • (£75.00)
978-1-5381-7112-7 • Paperback • April 2022 • $35.00 • (£27.00)
978-1-4422-3168-9 • eBook • January 2015 • $33.00 • (£25.00)
Emily Knox is an assistant professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests include intellectual freedom and censorship, information ethics and policy, and print culture and reading practices.
Chapter 1: Trusting the System
Chapter 2: Power and Knowledge
Chapter 3: Perfect Timing
Chapter 4: Moral decline
Chapter 5: Reading Should Edify the Soul
Chapter 6: Fear, Knowledge and Power
Appendix 1: Methodological Note
Appendix 1.1: General Google Alerts
Appendix 1.2: Case Specific Google Alerts
Appendix 2: Sample Request for Reconsideration
Appendix 3: Chart of Challenge Cases
Emily Knox's book will prove to be important for those striving to understand challengers of books in school and public libraries. By taking their words seriously and situating them in useful theoretical frameworks, she provides a handle by which to grasp their world views. Knox's work adds not only to the scholarship on reading but also to the professional toolkit of librarians.
— Louise S. Robbins, Professor Emerita, School of Library and Information Studies University of Wisconsin-Madison
Emily Knox has already gained a national reputation for her expertise in this area of scholarship. This book will be a crucial addition to our knowledge of how censorship "works" in this century.
— Barbara M. Jones, director of the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom