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Punishment and power in the making of modern Japan

Author: Daniel V Botsman
Publisher: Princeton, N.J Princeton University Press 2005
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The kinds of punishment used in a society have long been considered an important criterion in judging whether a society is civilised or barbaric. Focusing on Japan, and the dramatic revolution in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel V Botsman
ISBN: 0691114919 9780691114910
OCLC Number: 845665616
Description: xiv, 319 Seiten Illustrationen
Contents: List of Illustrations ix Acknowledgments xi Abbreviations xv INTRODUCTION 1 CHAPTER 1: Signs of Order: Punishment and Power in the Shogun's Capital 14 CHAPTER 2: Bloody Benevolence: Punishment, Ideology, and Outcasts 41 CHAPTER 3: The Power of Status: Kodenmacho Jailhouse and the Structures of Tokugawa Society 59 CHAPTER 4: Discourse, Dynamism, and Disorder: The Historical Significance of the Edo Stockade for Laborers 85 CHAPTER 5: Punishment and the Politics of Civilization in Bakumatsu Japan 115 CHAPTER 6: Restoration and Reform: The Birth of the Prison in Japan 141 CHAPTER 7: Punishment and Prisons in the Era of Enlightenment 165 CONCLUSION: Punishment, Empire, and History in the Making of Modern Japan 201 Notes 231 Bibliography 281 Index 303
Responsibility: Daniel V. Botsman
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This is a tour-de-force study... Lucid, delightful to read, yet theoretically sophisticated, this is one of the best books on the Tokugawa-Meiji transition in many years. -- Mark Ravina Journal of Read more...

 
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