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Legible bodies : race, criminality, and colonialism in South Asia

Author: Clare Anderson
Publisher: Oxford : New York, NY, USA : Berg, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From the late eighteenth to mid-twentieth centuries, the British incarcerated tens of thousands of prisoners in South Asian jails and transported tens of thousands of convicts to penal settlements overseas in South East Asia, the Indian Ocean and the Andaman Islands. Legible Bodies explores the treatment of these 'native criminals' and shreds light on a largely overlooked practice of empire." "British penal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Anderson, Clare, 1969-
Legible bodies.
Oxford : New York, NY, USA : Berg, 2004
(OCoLC)654519372
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Clare Anderson
ISBN: 1859738605 9781859738603 1859738605 9781859738603 1859738559 9781859738559
OCLC Number: 54407422
Description: viii, 245 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: textualizing the Indian criminal body --
Inscribing the criminal body: the penal tattoo --
'Surely there is more in this than mere ornament': ethnography, surveillance, and the decorative tattoo --
The question of convict dress --
Voir/savoir: photographing, measuring and fingerprinting the Indian criminal --
Emperors of the Lilliputians: criminal physiology and the Indian social body.
Responsibility: Clare Anderson.
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'Legible Bodies is a wonderfully clear and well-researched study of colonial state's quest for guaranteed ways of identifying South Asian bodies within the overlapping parameters of race and Read more...

 
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