Originally, [censorship] refers to the Roman state office of the censor [Brill's New Pauly] whose duties included not only administering the population census and assigning property classes, but also jurisdiction "over breaches of private and public morality." [BNP]
Generally, the office, function, or period of a censor.
Etymologically, from Lat. censura (‘examination’, Middle Latin ‘supervision, reprimand’) -- describes the control (preventative or pre-censorship) and/or the suppression (repressive or post-censorship) of written records [Brill's New Pauly]
Censorship, a World Encyclopedia
Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, c2001
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Censorship, by Mark Paxton
Greenwood Press, 2008
Banned in the U.S.A.:a reference guide to book censorship in schools and public libraries
Greenwood Press, 2002
Banned in the media: a reference guide to censorship in the press, motion pictures, broadcasting, and the Internet / Herbert N. Foerstel
Greenwood Press, 1998
Search for Censorship in Films on Demand
Search Academic Search Complete for Censorship as a Subject
Search in the same way in the database, America: History and Life
Searching the Gender Studies database retrieves a good number of international results,
as does searching MLA International Bibliography - with more concentration on literature.
Switch to Philosopher's Index for more theoretical articles
Searching Colby's Catalog for the Subject Censorship brings up a long list of places, times, and objects of censorship.
Here are a few of them: