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Colonial and Post-Colonial incarceration

Author: Graeme Harper
Publisher: New York : Continuum, 2001.
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The first study to deal extensively and comparatively with capture, imprisonment and punishment in colonial and postcolonial cultures. Offering textual as well as historical analysis, each chapter focuses on a specific national or regional arena. Each also provides foundational insight into the social, economic and cultural conditions prevalent in colonial societies. Chapters, written by a wide range of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Colonial and Post-Colonial incarceration.
New York : Continuum, 2001
(DLC) 2001017324
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Graeme Harper
ISBN: 1847144055 9781847144058
OCLC Number: 290600534
Description: 1 online resource (x, 264 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction; CHAPTER ONE: Criminal minds and felonious nations: colonial and postcolonial incarceration; CHAPTER TWO: The circulation of bodies: slavery, maritime commerce and English captivity narratives in the early modern period; CHAPTER THREE: Captivating reading: or captivity fiction as tourist guide to a non-Aboriginal Tasmania; CHAPTER FOUR: Colonizing the mind: 'Leo Africanus' in the Renaissance and today; CHAPTER FIVE: Trading places: slave traders as slaves. CHAPTER SIX: Urban captivity narratives: the literature of the yellow fever epidemics of the 1790sCHAPTER SEVEN: Transglobal translations: the Eliza Fraser and Rachel Plummer captivity narratives; CHAPTER EIGHT: Body and belonging(s): property in the captivity of Mungo Park; CHAPTER NINE: Empires of light and dark: Japanese prisons and narratives of survival; CHAPTER TEN: Torture and the decolonization of French Algeria: nationalism, 'race' and violence during colonial incarceration; CHAPTER ELEVEN: The prisonhouse of language: literary production and detention in Kenya. CHAPTER TWELVE: Trapped daughters: American Chinatowns and Chinese American womenCHAPTER THIRTEEN: 'On England's doorstep': colonialism, nationalism and carceral liminality in Brendan Behan's Borstal Boy; CHAPTER FOURTEEN: Apartheid prison narratives, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the construction of national (traumatic) memory; CHAPTER FIFTEEN: Conclusion; Selected bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; V; W; Y.
Responsibility: edited by Graeme Harper.

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