In addition to offering new perspectives on the continuum of medico-penal sites of isolation from the asylum to the penitentiary, Isolation looks at less well-known sites, from leper villages to refugee camps to Native reserves.
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In addition to offering new perspectives on the continuum of medico-penal sites of isolation from the asylum to the penitentiary, Isolation looks at less well-known sites, from leper villages to refugee camps to Native reserves.
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Carolyn Strange teaches at the Centre of Criminology, University of Toronto. She has published on the history of criminal justice in Canada, the U.S. and Australia. She is the editor of Qualities of Mercy: Justice, Punishment and Discretion (1996). She is the principal investigator on a collaborative project that studies prison history tourism at Alcatraz, Port Arthur and Robben Island.
Alison Bashford is senior lecturer in the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, University of Sydney. She is author of Purity and Pollution: Gender, Embodiment and Victorian Medicine and Imperial Hygiene: A Critical History of Colonialism, Nationalism and Public Health. She is also co-editor with Claire Hooker of Contagion.
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Table of Contents

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1 Isolation and exclusion in the modern world: an introductory essay 1
Pt. I Punitive isolation: geographies and subjectivities 21
2 The disappearance of the prison: an episode in the 'civilising process' 23
3 The politics of convict space: Indian penal settlements and the Andaman Islands 40
4 Beating the system: prison music and the politics of penal space 56
5 Segregating sexualities: the prison 'sex problem' in twentieth-century Canada and the United States 71
Pt. II Therapeutic and preventive isolation 87
6 The ruly and the unruly: isolation and inclusion in the management of the insane 89
7 From 'leper villages' to leprosaria: public health, nationalism and the culture of exclusion in Japan 104
8 'Houses of deposit' and the exclusion of women in turn-of-the-century Argentina 119
9 Cultures of confinement: tuberculosis, isolation and the sanatorium 133
Pt. III Banishment, exile and exclusion 151
10 Patterns of exclusion on Robben Island, 1654-1992 153
11 Legal geographies of Aboriginal segregation in British Columbia: the making and unmaking of the Songhees reserve, 1850-1911 173
12 Palestinian refugee camps: reinscribing and contesting memory and space 191
13 'This is not a place for civilised people': isolation, enforced education and resistance among Spanish Gypsies 208
14 Epilogue 222
Index 225
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