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Published: 09 July 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395577-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9557-7
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375586-027
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7558-6
Published: 07 October 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373551-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7355-1
... the current literature on Duch answers this question, usually by emphasizing the “man” argument. The “ordinary men” thesis, however, is somewhat insipid, suggesting a sort of modal personality devoid of complexity. The epilogue considers a nuanced explanation through a discussion of the “effacing conviction...
Published: 11 May 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371601-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7160-1
Published: 01 January 1991
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397427-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9742-7
Published: 09 July 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395577-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9557-7
Series: Central Asia book series
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822398691-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9869-1
Published: 23 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375890-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7589-0
... Because Fernando de Noronha gathered slave, free civilian, and military convicts from across Brazil, it offers a unique perspective on the significance of civil condition and color in imperial penology. The prosecution of slave crime has received attention in regional studies, but few follow...
Published: 23 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375890-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7589-0
... This chapter introduces the reader to the contradictions and contours of everyday penal colony life by way of an 1853 dispute between a number of slave and free convicts and Izabel, the colony commander’s slave. The convicts provided Izabel with produce they had grown on their provision grounds...
Published: 23 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375890-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7589-0
... An exploration of colony social, material, and spiritual life illuminates hierarchies of color, ethnicity, class, and education. There was stratification among convicts that the administration promoted in a number of ways, but everyday routines also exemplified a Brazilian preference...
Published: 07 October 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7355-1
... banality of evil banality of everyday thought afacement effacing conviction redactic ...
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By Tina M. Campt
Published: 17 March 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7358-2
... sonic frequency haptic temporality Breakwater Prison Freedom Riders convict photos ...
Published: 23 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375890-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7589-0
... everyday functions and linked to other limited incentives commanders had to motivate convicts. It also examines the punishments warders inflicted on convicts who did not cooperate. The lack of infrastructure and the convict population’s growth meant that most convicts lived in unattached homes; a minority...
Published: 23 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375890-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7589-0
... Chapter 5 analyzes the rationale behind and the results of the colony’s policy to allow married convicts to petition for their spouses and dependents to join them in exile. They also permitted some convicts to marry in exile and still others live in heterosexual consensual unions. Commanders...
Published: 23 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375890-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7589-0
... Scarcity typified most convicts’ lives. Salaries were low; goods for sale, dear; and the ability to earn extra income legitimately, limited. The environment nourished theft and extortion that fed an underground economy in stolen goods. Contraband commerce, in alcohol in particular, brought...
Published: 23 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375890-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7589-0
... Brazilians had long used Fernando de Noronha’s convict society as a foil to comprehend and define mainland social norms and the meanings of freedom. The Brazilian state’s need for cheap labor for public works, its lack of prison capacity, and the expense of maintaining prisoners separated...
Published: 29 March 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059288-010
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5928-8
... resources (rendered toward the telos of industrialization) get made into a subjective category that cojoins inhuman materials and the status of Black life into the inhumanity of carceral conditions. Historically focused on the convict lease and mining in Alabama, this chapter demonstrates how Black spatial...
Published: 23 February 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375890-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7589-0
... Chapter 4 explores the identities of the penal colony’s inhabitants. It first conducts a statistical and a qualitative reading of convict matriculation records that offer a wealth of biographical detail. These records reveal their makers’ worldviews, and the ideological assumptions and political...
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375395-015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
... In this chapter, the author narrates a visit to Sopore in Kashmir to interview the wife of Afzal Guru who was on death row after being convicted of terrorism. Guru was later hanged. The chapter describes the reality of life under military occupation—and the reality is that nearly everyone...
Published: 10 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373056-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7305-6
... conceptions of responsibility emergent in right-to-know litigation undertaken by relatives of the missing. These two sites are united by the conviction among relatives that more could be known about their loved ones’ deaths. In the speculation opened by this conviction, I discern symptomatic resistances...