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Figures of Criminality in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Colonial Vietnam

Figures of Criminality in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Colonial Vietnam
Author: 
Vicente L. Rafael, ed.
Publication Year: 
1999
Publication Number: 
SOSEA 25

A collection of essays that stem from a conference on the nature, definitions, reasons, and substance of criminality and the relationship between criminality and colonial state formation. The authors delve into such themes as surveillance, incarceration, law and custom, secrecy, and corruption. Hendrik M. J. Maier writes of the criminalization of the Indonesian author Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Peter Zinoman studies modern prisons, and Caroline S. Hau focuses upon illegal aliens and concepts of criminality in the Philippines. The work, taken as a whole, is a fascinating study of power and subversion in the modern post-colonial nation-state. Contributors include Daniel S. Lev, Hendrik M.J. Maier, Rudolf Mrazek, James T. Siegel, and others.

ISBN (paperback): 
9780877277248
Price (paperback): 
$23.95