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Punishment and Shame : a Philosophical Study.

Author: Wendy C Hamblet
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, 2010.
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Punishment and Shame: A Philosophical Study reveals the economic and religious underpinnings to modern notions of crime and punishment. Contra Michel Foucault's claim that modern penal practices witness a revolution in Western moral sensibilities, awakened by Enlightenment ideals, Hamblet shows that punishment practices in the West grew out of Protestant moralizations, capitalist greed, and the need for a cheap  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Hamblet, Wendy C.
Punishment and Shame : A Philosophical Study.
Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy C Hamblet
ISBN: 9781461634072 1461634075
OCLC Number: 855502429
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (212 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Introduction; Part One: Ancient Ideas about Justice and Punishment; Chapter 1: Justice and the Cosmic Order in Greek Mythology; Chapter 2: Justice and Punishment in Greek Tragedy; Chapter 3: Honor and Shame in the Heroic Worldview; Chapter 4: Justice and Punishment in Classical Athens; Part Two: Plato's Revolutionary Penology; Chapter 5: From Avenging to Healing; Chapter 6: Shame as Witness to Education; Chapter 7: Plato's Revolutionary Penology; Part Three: From Punitive Science to Public Spectacle; Chapter 8: The Science of Penal Measure. Chapter 9: A Christian PenologyChapter 10: From Karitas to Penal Spectacle; Part Four: A Modern Penology of Shame; Chapter 11: The Business of Punishment; Chapter 12: Modernity's Shameful Penology; Chapter 13: Shame, Social Injustice, and the Poor's Right to Crime; Afterword; Bibliography; Index; About the Author.

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Punishment and Shame: A Philosophical Study reveals the economic and religious underpinnings to modern notions of crime and punishment. Contra Michel Foucault's claim that modern penal practices witness a revolution in Western moral sensibilities, awakened by Enlightenment ideals, Hamblet shows that punishment practices in the West grew out of Protestant moralizations, capitalist greed, and the need for a cheap labor pool.

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