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Title: 'Envisioning the Colonial Prison'
Authors: Anderson, Clare
Arnold, David
First Published: Jan-2007
Publisher: C. Hurst & Co. (Publishers) Ltd.
Citation: Anderson, C & Arnold, D, 'Envisioning the Colonial Prison', ed. Brown, I; Dikotter, F, 'Cultures of Confinement : the prison in global perspective', C. Hurst & Co. (Publishers) Ltd., 2007, pp. 185-220
Abstract: The modern prison is a paradox, presenting a recurrent tension between the seen and the unseen. In taking punishment away from the public gaze and confining prisoners behind high walls and in fortress-like buildings, the designers of the modern prison attached paramount importance to the need for seclusion. For the sake of punishment and reform they sought to cut prisoners off from the pleasures, rewards and consolations of the outside world and to make their invisibility and inaccessibility to relatives and friends a source of fear and deterrence. By sending prisoners to distant locations, by transporting them to penal settlements and colonies overseas, or by transferring them to even remoter outposts, the abstraction and seclusion of prisoners was made, in theory at least, even more complete. [Taken from introduction]
ISBN: 9781850658450
Embargo on file until: 1-Jan-10000
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Chapter
Rights: Copyright © 2007, C. Hurst & Co. (Publishers) Ltd.
Description: The file associated with this record is embargoed while permission to archive is sought from the publisher. The final published version may be available through the links above.
Appears in Collections:Books & Book Chapters, School of Historical Studies

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