Colonial and Post-Colonial incarceration

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Graeme Harper
Continuum, 2001 - History - 264 pages
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The first study to deal extensively and comparatively with capture, imprisonment and punishment in colonial and postcolonial cultures. Offering textual as well as historical analysis, each chapter focuses on a specific national or regional arena. Each also provides foundational insight into the social, economic and cultural conditions prevalent in colonial societies. Chapters, written by a wide range of international specialists, include coverage of the early modern to the contemporary period as well as coverage of cultural arenas from Europe to Asia, Australia, northern and southern Africa and North America.

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harper is director of the development centre for the creative and performing arts at the university of wales, bangor, and research leader for a number of international programs on national and cultural identity.

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