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Foreign Authors, National Bans: Books and Censorship in Brazil (1964–1985)

Media, Development and Democracy

ISBN: 978-1-80043-493-6, eISBN: 978-1-80043-492-9

Publication date: 8 December 2021


This chapter examines books written by foreign authors which were published in Brazil and censored by the military regime between 1964 and 1985. The study focuses on non-fiction books, using official period documentation, with the goal of conducting an extensive survey of these works as well as examining the reasons why they were censored by the regime. The results of the research lead us to a greater understanding of the reasoning of censorship from within the State and to a greater understanding of the Brazilian military dictatorship as a whole.




This article has been received funding from the Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP), in the Research Project category: 2018/00664-0.


Reimão, S. (2021), "Foreign Authors, National Bans: Books and Censorship in Brazil (1964–1985)", Pait, H. and Laet, J. (Ed.) Media, Development and Democracy (Studies in Media and Communications, Vol. 22), Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 11-22.



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