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The Resource Legible bodies : race, criminality and colonialism in South Asia, Clare Anderson

Legible bodies : race, criminality and colonialism in South Asia, Clare Anderson

Label
Legible bodies : race, criminality and colonialism in South Asia
Title
Legible bodies
Title remainder
race, criminality and colonialism in South Asia
Statement of responsibility
Clare Anderson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation From the late eighteenth to mid-twentieth centuries, the British incarcerated tens of thousands of prisoners in South Asian jails and transported tens of thousands of convicts to penal settlements overseas in South East Asia, the Indian Ocean and the Andaman Islands. British penal administrators created a series of elaborate mechanisms to render "criminal bodies" legible. They introduced visual tags, for example tattoos, to identify prisoners and convicts, seeking to mark and/or read them both as individuals and as members of broader penal categories. Legible Bodies explores the treatment of these "native criminals" for the whole period of colonial control. Through a careful reading of their "legible bodies," the author uncovers new material on race and ethnicity that provides a previously unseen perspective on colonial history
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Anderson, Clare
Dewey number
365.95409034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV7092.A15 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • British Occupation of India (1765-1947)
  • Criminals
  • India
  • India
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Criminal anthropology
  • Criminels
  • Justice pénale
  • Anthropologie criminelle
  • Inde
  • Inde
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Criminal anthropology
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Criminals
  • Ethnic relations
  • India
  • Gevangenen
  • Kolonialisme
  • Tatoeage
  • Identificatie (algemeen)
  • Krimineller
  • Strafurteil
  • Strafrecht
  • Täter
  • Tätowierung
  • Strafkolonie
  • Indien
  • Großbritannien
  • Südasien
Label
Legible bodies : race, criminality and colonialism in South Asia, Clare Anderson
Link
http://www.netLibrary.com/urlapi.asp?action=summary%26v=1%26bookid=130448
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: textualizing the Indian criminal body -- Inscribing the criminal body: the penal tattoo -- 'Surely there is more in this than mere ornament': ethnography, surveillance, and the decorative tattoo -- The question of convict dress -- Voir/savoir: photographing, measuring and fingerprinting the Indian criminal -- Emperors of the Lilliputians: criminal physiology and the Indian social body
Control code
ocm60577052
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 volume)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781417598076
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o60577052
  • (OCoLC)60577052
Label
Legible bodies : race, criminality and colonialism in South Asia, Clare Anderson
Link
http://www.netLibrary.com/urlapi.asp?action=summary%26v=1%26bookid=130448
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: textualizing the Indian criminal body -- Inscribing the criminal body: the penal tattoo -- 'Surely there is more in this than mere ornament': ethnography, surveillance, and the decorative tattoo -- The question of convict dress -- Voir/savoir: photographing, measuring and fingerprinting the Indian criminal -- Emperors of the Lilliputians: criminal physiology and the Indian social body
Control code
ocm60577052
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 volume)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781417598076
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o60577052
  • (OCoLC)60577052

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