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The Resource Hidden hands and divided landscapes : a penal history of Singapore's plural society, Anoma Pieris

Hidden hands and divided landscapes : a penal history of Singapore's plural society, Anoma Pieris

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Hidden hands and divided landscapes : a penal history of Singapore's plural society
Title
Hidden hands and divided landscapes
Title remainder
a penal history of Singapore's plural society
Statement of responsibility
Anoma Pieris
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
During the nineteenth century, the colonial Straits Settlements of Singapore, Penang, and Melaka were established as free ports of British trade in Southeast Asia and proved attractive to large numbers of regional migrants. Following the abolishment of slavery in 1833, the Straits government transported convicts from the East India Company's Indian presidencies to the settlements as a source of inexpensive labor. The prison became the primary experimental site for the colonial plural society and convicts were graduated by race and the labor needed for urban construction. Hidden Hands and Divided Landscapes investigates how a political system aimed at managing ethnic communities in the larger material context of the colonial urban project was first imagined and tested through the physical segregation of the colonial prison. It relates the story of a city, Singapore, and a contemporary city-state whose plural society has its origins in these historical divisions. A description of the evolution of the ideal plan for a plural city across the three settlements is followed by a detailed look at Singapore's colonial prison. Chapters trace the prison's development and its dissolution across the urban landscape through the penal labor system. The author demonstrates the way in which racial politics were inscribed spatially in the division of penal facilities and how the map of the city was reconfigured through convict labor. Later chapters describe penal resistance first through intimate stories of penal life and then through a discussion of organized resistance in festival riots. Eventually, the plural city ideal collapsed into the hegemonic urban form of the citadel, where a quite different military vision of the city became evident. Hidden Hands and Divided Landscapes is a fascinating and thoroughly original study in urban history and the making of multiethnic society in Singapore. It will compel readers to rethink the ways in which colonial urban history, postcolonial urbanism, and governance have been theorized by scholars and represented by governments
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digitized
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OCLCE
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Pieris, Anoma
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Writing past colonialism
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  • Prisoners
  • Convict labor
  • Prisons
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Convict labor
  • Prisoners
  • Prisons
  • Singapore
  • Minderheit
  • Zwangsarbeit
  • Strafgefangener
  • Singapur
  • colonie pénitentiaire
  • colonie
  • Gefängnis
  • Inder
Label
Hidden hands and divided landscapes : a penal history of Singapore's plural society, Anoma Pieris
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Publication
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file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-342) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Divided landscapes -- The colonial prison -- Hidden hands -- The perils of association -- The battle for the city -- The citadel -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn646625263
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 354 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824862831
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824862831
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62nsc7
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)646625263
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Hidden hands and divided landscapes : a penal history of Singapore's plural society, Anoma Pieris
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-342) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Divided landscapes -- The colonial prison -- Hidden hands -- The perils of association -- The battle for the city -- The citadel -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn646625263
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 354 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824862831
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824862831
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62nsc7
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)646625263
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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