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Prisons in the late Ottoman Empire : microcosms of modernity

Author: Kent F Schull
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Western world stereotypically associates Ottoman or 'Turkish' prisons with images of torture, narcotics and brutal sexual behaviour. Now, Kent F. Schull argues that these prisons were actually a site of immense reform and contestation during the 19th century. Schull shows that prisons were key components for Ottoman nation-state construction and acted as 'microcosms of modernity' for broader imperial
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kent F Schull
ISBN: 9780748641734 0748641734
OCLC Number: 878921960
Description: xiii, 226 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Ottoman criminal justice and the transformation of Islamic criminal law and punishment in the age of modernity, 1839-1922 --
Prison reform in the late Ottoman Empire : the state's perspectives --
Counting the incarcerated : knowledge, power and the prison population --
The spatialisation of incarceration : reforms, response and the reality of prison life --
Disciplining the disciplinarians : combating corruption and abuse through the professionalisation of the prison cadre --
Creating juvenile delinquents : redefining childhood in the late Ottoman Empire.
Responsibility: Kent F. Schull.

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This book heavily critiques Michele Foucault's approach to punishment, state power, and society by applying it to a non-Western context. He also challenges assumptions held by prominent academics  Read more...

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