Constructing the Criminal Tribe in Colonial India (Innbundet)

Acting Like a Thief

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2005
Antall sider: 176
Forlag: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9781405120579
Omtale: Constructing the Criminal Tribe in Colonial India
Constructing the Criminal Tribe in Colonial India provides adetailed overview of the phenomenon of the criminaltribe in India from the early days of colonial rule to thepresent. * Traces and analyzes historical debates in historiography,anthropology and criminology * Argues that crime in the colonial context is used as much tocontrol subject populations as to define morally repugnantbehavior * Explores how crime evolved as the foil of political legitimacyunder military * Examines the popular movement that has arisen to reverse thediscrimination against the millions of people laboring under thestigma of criminal inheritance, producing a radical culture thatcontests stereotypes to reclaim their humanity

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