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Cultures of confinement : a history of the prison in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Author: Frank Dikötter; Ian Brown
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Dikötter; Ian Brown
ISBN: 9780801446306 0801446309
OCLC Number: 82172682
Description: xi, 335 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction / Frank Dikötter --
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 Dikötter --
Envisioning the colonial prison / Clare Anderson and David Arnold.
Responsibility: Frank Dikötter and Ian Brown, editors.
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