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Contrary to the stereotypical images of torture, narcotics and brutal sexual behaviour traditionally associated with Ottoman (or ‘Turkish’) prisons, Kent F. Schull argues that these places were sites of immense reform and contestation during the 19th century. He shows that they were key components for Ottoman nation-state construction and acted as 'microcosms of modernity' for broader imperial transformation. It was within the walls of these prisons that many of the pressing questions of Ottoman modernity were worked out, such as administrative centralisation, the rationalisation of Islamic criminal law and punishment, issues of gender and childhood, prisoner rehabilitation, bureaucratic professionalisation, identity and social engineering. Juxtaposing state-mandated reform with the reality of prison life, the author investigates how these reforms affected the lives of local prison officials and inmates.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. p. vi
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  1. List of Abbreviations
  2. p. vii
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  1. Note on Transliteration and Pronunciation
  2. p. viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-16
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  1. 2. Prison Reform in the Late Ottoman Empire: The State’s Perspectives
  2. pp. 42-66
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  1. 3. Counting the Incarcerated: Knowledge, Power and the Prison Population
  2. pp. 67-110
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  1. 4. The Spatialisation of Incarceration: Reforms, Response and the Reality of Prison Life
  2. pp. 111-141
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  1. 5. Disciplining the Disciplinarians: Combating Corruption and Abuse through the Professionalisation of the Prison Cadre
  2. pp. 142-165
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  1. 6. Creating Juvenile Delinquents: Redefining Childhood in the Late Ottoman Empire
  2. pp. 166-190
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 191-200
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 201-216
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 217-226
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780748677696
Related ISBN
9780748641734
MARC Record
OCLC
1103703207
Pages
240
Launched on MUSE
2019-08-02
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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