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Cultures of Confinement: A History of the Prison in Africa, Asia, and Latin America (review)

Cultures of Confinement: A History of the Prison in Africa, Asia, and Latin America (review) journal of world history, december 2008 have emerged elsewhere, particularly in the Arabic and Indian worlds, because there was no "dialogue" with Chinese technology, unlike in the West, where scientists and others received Chinese technology, without which the essential modern and scientific mechanical vision of the university would have not have emerged. That and other arguments in this book should interest anyone interested in the origins and history of modern science within the context of world history, whether or not they agree that such a birth was the product of the "dialogue" among "great" civilizations. nurdeng deuraseh Universiti Putra Malaysia Cultures of Confinement: A History of the Prison in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Edited by frank dikötter and ian brown. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2007. 384 pp. $45.00 (cloth). Incarceration, as the primary form of punishment, deterrence, reform, or rehabilitation of criminal offenders, has a life history of some two hundred years. At various times and in various places, the modern prison supplanted premodern forms of punishment such as bodily mutilation, banishment, slavery, fines, and execution. This collection of essays, which emerged out of a series of workshops in 2005, explores the ways in which the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of World History University of Hawai'I Press

Cultures of Confinement: A History of the Prison in Africa, Asia, and Latin America (review)

Journal of World History , Volume 19 (4) – Jan 16, 2008

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journal of world history, december 2008 have emerged elsewhere, particularly in the Arabic and Indian worlds, because there was no "dialogue" with Chinese technology, unlike in the West, where scientists and others received Chinese technology, without which the essential modern and scientific mechanical vision of the university would have not have emerged. That and other arguments in this book should interest anyone interested in the origins and history of modern science within the context of world history, whether or not they agree that such a birth was the product of the "dialogue" among "great" civilizations. nurdeng deuraseh Universiti Putra Malaysia Cultures of Confinement: A History of the Prison in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Edited by frank dikötter and ian brown. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2007. 384 pp. $45.00 (cloth). Incarceration, as the primary form of punishment, deterrence, reform, or rehabilitation of criminal offenders, has a life history of some two hundred years. At various times and in various places, the modern prison supplanted premodern forms of punishment such as bodily mutilation, banishment, slavery, fines, and execution. This collection of essays, which emerged out of a series of workshops in 2005, explores the ways in which the

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Published: Jan 16, 2008

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