Cultures of confinement : a history of the prison in Africa, Asia and Latin America

@inproceedings{Diktter2018CulturesOC,
  title={Cultures of confinement : a history of the prison in Africa, Asia and Latin America},
  author={Frank Dik{\"o}tter and Ian Brown},
  year={2018}
}
Prisons, it seems, are on the increase everywhere, from democratic Britain to communist China, as ever larger proportions of humanity find themselves behind bars. While prisons now span the world, we know little about their history in global perspective. Rather than interpreting the prison everywhere as the predictable result of 'globalisation', "Cultures of Confinement" underlines that - like all institutions - it was never simply 'imposed' by colonial powers or 'copied' by elites eager to… CONTINUE READING