The politics of punishment in colonial Mauritius, 1766-1887
Anderson, Clare. (2008) The politics of punishment in colonial Mauritius, 1766-1887. Cultural & Social History, Vol.5 (No.4). pp. 411-422. ISSN 1478-0038
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The history of imprisonment in British colonial Mauritius is intertwined with its political economy, most especially the relationship between metropolitan government and plantation owners. Whether labour was predominantly enslaved, apprenticed or indentured, incarceration was part of a broader process through which the regulation of the colonial workforce was taken from the private to the public sphere and became associated with economic development. Nevertheless, prisoners both challenged and used prison regimes as vehicles for the improvement of their lives. Mauritian jails were intensely political arenas in which the changing nature of colonial relations and the regulation of labour was both expressed and contested.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Prisons -- Mauritius, Indenture, Correctional institutions -- Mauritius|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Cultural & Social History|
|Official Date:||December 2008|
|Page Range:||pp. 411-422|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||Economic and Social Research Council (Great Britain) (ESRC)|
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