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Synonyms for expurgation

the deletion of objectionable parts from a literary work

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While Greek and Latin classics became the basis of school education and enjoyed a wide circulation in print, the texts themselves were subjected to expurgation of lewd passages and vulgar language in order not to harm the morals of young readers.
Fauchet, on the other hand, while paying significant attention to a moral lesson, tended to lean back to Gaguin's and Pasquier's reverence towards the Roman past and withheld all comments about expurgation of the "others" from Gaul.
Part III consists of just two chapters bringing a modern perspective in a queer/camp reading of Juvenal's satires and consideration of the history of expurgation in translation of the ancient texts.
(20) "Stored in the inquisitorial archives while awaiting expurgation [...] many popular literary works disappeared until well into the eighteenth century" (Fragnito, "Introduction" 9).
When, as described in Tough (2008), Canada dismissed his middle school's entire initial, academically struggling eighth grade class rather than promote them to ninth grade, was he enacting a Clark-like strategy of "expurgation," acquiescing to the dictates of influential White funders who demanded immediate test score results, or brokering a Foster-like compromise necessary to ensure the survival of the broader HCZ project?
Recent scholarship about the racialized effects of neoliberal penal practices have focused on the "expurgation" and warehousing of individuals--particularly people of color--who are considered to be useless in contemporary economic life or a threat to social order (Wacquant 2009).
The construction of Muslim identity and religiosity depends on the expurgation and isolation from any other non-Islamic elements.
The expurgation of tobacco products, along with the launch of a comprehensive and uniquely personalized smoking cessation campaign, has been tied by the company to its rebranding as CVS Health.
Most tedious is her seeming desire for public expurgation of personal trauma, a self-purging of personal angst to the point of absurd-nauseum that seems more appropriate for clinical examination on the couch of a Shrink, if not otherwise, providing the public an opportunity to engage in the popular American entertainment of voyeurism.
(14) Gary Taylor and Jowett, 'Zwounds Revisited: Theatrical, Editorial and Literary Expurgation', Taylor and Jowett (eds), Shakespeare Reshaped 1606-1623 (Oxford, 1993), 51-106.
She attributes the expurgation from printed editions of episodes that drew on elite cultural practices and ideals, such as Jean d'Arras's nostalgic reflection on the period when education in the arts and sciences was the exclusive domain of a privileged nobility, to printers' astute recognition that their audiences were rapidly expanding beyond the courtly elite to encompass a more diverse demographic.
They generally present the fight against the enemy as an expurgation, although there are dissenting programmes in a satirical tone (e.g.
I didn't need to carry this through to its logical conclusion (suicide's a good idea); the extreme expression, in the poems, of feelings I felt akin to was enough--pure catharsis, pure pity and terror, then expurgation.
If the three edited words that constitute the difference between the American and British editions of Sleeveless Errand marked the 9 10 9 10 border between legitimacy and obscenity, then the post-publication trajectory of the novel could be a matter of expurgation rather than suppression.
This is a pragmatic type of epistemology and it is neither a feminist expurgation of science, nor deconstructive approach at all costs.