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The Resource Cultures of confinement : a history of the prison in Africa, Asia and Latin America, Frank Dikötter and Ian Brown, editors

Cultures of confinement : a history of the prison in Africa, Asia and Latin America, Frank Dikötter and Ian Brown, editors

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Cultures of confinement : a history of the prison in Africa, Asia and Latin America
Title
Cultures of confinement
Title remainder
a history of the prison in Africa, Asia and Latin America
Statement of responsibility
Frank Dikötter and Ian Brown, editors
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Language
eng
Summary
Prisons are on the increase from the United States to China, as ever-larger proportions of humanity find themselves behind bars. While prisons now span the world, we know little about their history in global perspective. Rather than interpreting the prison's proliferation as the predictable result of globalization, Cultures of Confinement underlines the fact that the prison was never simply imposed by colonial powers or copied by elites eager to emulate the West, but was reinvented and transformed by a host of local factors, its success being dependent on its very flexibility. Complex cultural negotiations took place in encounters between different parts of the world, and rather than assigning a passive role to Latin America, Asia, and Africa, the authors of this book point out the acts of resistance or appropriation that altered the social practices associated with confinement. The prison, in short, was understood in culturally specific ways and reinvented in a variety of local contexts examined here for the first time in global perspective.--
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Dikötter, Frank
Dewey number
365.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1947-
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Brown, Ian
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  • Prisons
  • Prisons
  • Prisons
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Cultures of confinement : a history of the prison in Africa, Asia and Latin America, Frank Dikötter and Ian Brown, editors
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Prisons and prisoners in modernising Latin America (1800-1940) / Carlos Aguirre -- The shadow of rule : colonial power and modern punishment in Africa / Florence Bernault -- Regulation, reform and resistance in the Middle Eastern prison / Anthony Gorman -- India : the contested prison / David Arnold -- Sepoys, servants and settlers : convict transportation in the Indian Ocean, 1787-1945 / Clare Anderson -- South East Asia : reform and the colonial prison / Ian Brown -- The promise of repentance : the prison in modern China / Frank Dikt̲ter -- Envisioning the colonial prison / Clare Anderson and David Arnold
Control code
FIEb17609513
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 335 pages
Isbn
9780801446306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)156810168
Label
Cultures of confinement : a history of the prison in Africa, Asia and Latin America, Frank Dikötter and Ian Brown, editors
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prisons and prisoners in modernising Latin America (1800-1940) / Carlos Aguirre -- The shadow of rule : colonial power and modern punishment in Africa / Florence Bernault -- Regulation, reform and resistance in the Middle Eastern prison / Anthony Gorman -- India : the contested prison / David Arnold -- Sepoys, servants and settlers : convict transportation in the Indian Ocean, 1787-1945 / Clare Anderson -- South East Asia : reform and the colonial prison / Ian Brown -- The promise of repentance : the prison in modern China / Frank Dikt̲ter -- Envisioning the colonial prison / Clare Anderson and David Arnold
Control code
FIEb17609513
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 335 pages
Isbn
9780801446306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)156810168

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