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Concentrating the “Dangerous Classes”: The Cultural and Material Foundations of British Camps

Aidan Forth

in Barbed-Wire Imperialism: Britain's Empire of Camps, 1876-1903

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293960
eISBN:
9780520967267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293960.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Britain assembled the foundations of its empire of camps over the course of the nineteenth century. The institutions of mass industrial society—workhouses, prisons, and factories—affirmed ... More


Law, Authority, and Colonial Rule

Sandra den Otter

in India and the British Empire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199259885
eISBN:
9780191744587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259885.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Asian History

The chapter examines law and empire in colonial India. It explores the tensions between a bold civilizing and universalist ideology of imperial law, and a much more cautious imperium which sought to ... More


Politicizing Creative Economy: Activism and a Hunger Called Theater

Dia Da Costa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040603
eISBN:
9780252099045
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040603.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book rethinks the hegemonic and sentimental optimism around the arts and creative economy by politicizing a global discursive regime that effectively asks the poor to eat heritage. Critical ... More


Invisibility, Social Exclusion, Survival: Tribals and the Untouchables/Dalits in Orissa

Biswamoy Pati

in Tribals and Dalits in Orissa: Towards a Social History of Exclusion, c. 1800-1950

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780199489404
eISBN:
9780199094592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489404.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

This chapter lays out the canvas of the book, highlighting the destructive impact of colonialism on the socially excluded sections of Orissan society. Colonial agrarian interventions, the emergence ... More


Introduction

Akshaya K. Rath (ed.)

in Across the Black Water: The Andaman Archives

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780190130558
eISBN:
9789391050399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190130558.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

The Introduction presents a chronology of events of the 1857 Mutiny on the pretext of which the penal settlement in the Andamans received favourable attention from the imperial government. It ... More


‘Sunlight on a Broken Column’

Mushirul Hasan

in Roads to Freedom: Prisoners in Colonial India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199458837
eISBN:
9780199087020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199458837.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter discusses prison management during the colonial period and how Indian jails became a means for British authorities to exact rapid retribution in the form of public executions, illegal ... More


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