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Prisons in the late Ottoman Empire : microcosms of modernity

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
"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.


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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