The Resource Bentham's Prison

Bentham's Prison

Label
Bentham's Prison
Title
Bentham's Prison
Creator
Language
eng
Summary
At the end of the eighteenth century, Jeremy Bentham devised a scheme for a prison that he called the panopticon. It soon became an obsession. For twenty years he tried to build it; in the end he failed, but the story of his attempt offers fascinating insights into both Bentham's complex character and the ideas of the period. Basing her analysis on hitherto unexamined manuscripts, Janet Semple chronicles Bentham's dealings with the politicians as he tried to put his plans into practice. She assesses the panopticon in the context of penal philosophy and eighteenth-century punishment and discusses it as an instrument of the modern technology of subjection as revealed and analysed by Foucault. Her entertainingly written study is full of drama: at times it is hilariously funny, at others it approaches tragedy. It illuminates a subject of immense historical importance and which is particularly relevant to modern controversies about penal policy
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Semple, Janet
Dewey number
364.601
LC call number
HV8811.S46
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Bentham's Prison
Link
https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/crkn/detail.action?docID=4964506
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (354 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280810930
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2018. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC4964506
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL4964506
  • (CaONFJC)MIL81093
  • (OCoLC)1027145607
Label
Bentham's Prison
Link
https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/crkn/detail.action?docID=4964506
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (354 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280810930
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2018. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC4964506
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL4964506
  • (CaONFJC)MIL81093
  • (OCoLC)1027145607

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