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Author Smith, Amy, 1960-

Title A forced agreement : press acquiescence to censorship in Brazil / Anne-Marie Smith
Published Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [1997]


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Description vii, 231 pages ; 24 cm
Series Pitt Latin American series
Pitt Latin American series.
Contents 1. Everyday Forms of Quiescence -- 2. History of Press-State Relations -- 3. The Military Regime: Authoritarianism and Legitimacy -- 4. The Press: Mainstream and Alternative -- 5. The Many Forms of Press Control -- 6. Prior Censorship -- 7. Self-Censorship -- 8. Representations and Reflections -- 9. Routine Repression, Routine Compliance
Summary During much of the military regime in Brazil (1964-1985), an elaborate but illegal system of restrictions prevented the press from covering important news or criticizing the government. In this intriguing new book, Anne-Marie Smith investigates why the press acquiesced to this system, and why this state-administered system of restrictions was known as "self-censorship." Smith argues that it was routine, rather than fear, that kept the lid on Brazil's press. The banality of state censorship - a mundane, encompassing set of automatically repeated procedures that functioned much like any other state bureaucracy - seemed impossible to circumvent. While the press did not consider the censorship legitimate, they were never able to develop the resources to overcome censorship's burdensome routines
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-223) and index
Notes Also issued online
Subject Censorship -- Brazil.
Freedom of the press -- Brazil.
Journalism -- Political aspects -- Brazil.
Brazil -- Politics and government -- 1964-1985.
Brazil -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
LC no. 97004624
ISBN 0822939681 (acid-free paper)
0822956217 (paperback: acid-free paper)