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date: 08 August 2022

self-censorship 

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

Often understood as the internalization of the demands of official censorship by an artist, author, or other singular producer of meaning, this is a difficult concept to identify objectively. It presumes that meaning is generated by an interior, psychologized self, which restricts the expression of his or her own independently formed ideas, before the censor can do so. Authors might, for example, remove parts of a completed MS, feel compelled to hide their religious, ethnic, or sexual identity, or restrict what they say or write in particular contexts. Systematic and group ... ...

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