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A Singular Species of Despotism

J. Barton Scott

in Spiritual Despots: Modern Hinduism and the Genealogies of Self-Rule

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226368672
eISBN:
9780226368702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226368702.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

In his History of British India (1817), James Mill described Hindu priests as exercising a “singular species of despotism” over their followers. Here, it is argued that this claim and others like it ... More


Sensibilities into Statutes: Animal Rights and the Afterlife of Sensibility

Tobias Menely

in The Animal Claim: Sensibility and the Creaturely Voice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226239255
eISBN:
9780226239422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226239422.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter investigates the contested legacy of sensibility, beginning with the decades of reaction and reform following the French Revolution. Drawing on Jeremy Bentham’s ambivalent account of ... More


The Palatial Laboratory: Economy and Experiment

Simon Werrett

in Thrifty Science: Making the Most of Materials in the History of Experiment

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226610252
eISBN:
9780226610399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226610399.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter Eight argues that changes in oeconomy and thrift circa 1600-1800 culminated in the nineteenth century in a new approach to materials that I call "economic science." This entailed the rise of ... More


So What’s New? Classifying Surveillance Means for Change and Continuity

Gary T. Marx

in Windows Into the Soul: Surveillance and Society in an Age of High Technology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226285887
eISBN:
9780226286075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226286075.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The chapter begins with a brief history of surveillance starting in the 15th century and the emergence of a “policed society” based on systematically gathering and analyzing personal information. In ... More


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