Disciplined Natives: Race, Freedom and Confinement in Colonial India by Satadru SenDisciplined Natives: Race, Freedom and Confinement in Colonial India by Satadru Sen

Disciplined Natives: Race, Freedom and Confinement in Colonial India

bySatadru Sen

Hardcover | February 1, 2013

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This volume examines three interrelated aspects of the history of British India: race, the disciplining institution, and attempts by the colonized to imagine states of freedom. They deal with sites as diverse as the prison, the family, the classroom, the playing field and children's literature. The essays confront the ideological, social and political ramifications of the fact that even as metropolitan prisons and schools shifted their attention from the body to the confined 'soul', colonial disciplinary institutions ensured that race was firmly attached to the body and its habits. They also engage the historiography that has sought to underline the challenges of reconciling Michel Foucault and Edward Said. They ask whether the liberating possibilities of the racialized-and-embodied 'native' self were confined to inversions and rearrangements of given normative hierarchies, or if we can occasionally glimpse radical departures and alternative configurations of power.
Satadru Sen is Associate Professor ofSouth Asian history at the City University of New York. His books include Savagery and Colonialism in the Indian Ocean: Power, Pleasure and the Andaman Islanders; Colonial Childhoods: The Juvenile Periphery of India 1850-1945; Migrant Races: Empire, Identity and K.S. Ranjitsinhji; and Disciplining ...
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Title:Disciplined Natives: Race, Freedom and Confinement in Colonial IndiaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 9.5 × 6.3 × 0.7 inPublished:February 1, 2013Publisher:Ratna Sagar P. Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:9380607318

ISBN - 13:9789380607313

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