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Concerning Durkheim's 1899 Lecture ‘On Penal Sanctions’

Introduction, Translation Notes, and Comments

Ronjon Paul Datta and François Pizarro Noël

, sanctions, his main departure point. He dissects the limitations of approaches to law, morality, and penality that emphasize the intentions of legislators or the effects of punishment on the subject (e.g., suffering). The sociological alternative to this

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Amir Khisamutdinov


The article is devoted to the famous explorer and writer Vladimir Klavdievich Arsen'ev (1872–1930). He arrived in the Russian Far East in 1900, where he conducted numerous research expeditions and engaged in a comprehensive study of the Far East. Arsen'ev studied the lives of the region's indigenous peoples and published several books, Dersu Uzala being the most famous one. This article is based on Arsen'ev's personal archives, which are stored in Vladivostok. The article chronicles his life in the Soviet period. It also discusses the punishment of his wives and children.

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An Unpublished Manuscript by Durkheim

‘On the General Physics of Law and Morality, 4th Year of the Course, 1st Lecture, December 2, 1899, Course Outline: On Penal Sanctions’

Émile Durkheim, edited and translated by François Pizarro Noël, and Ronjon Paul Datta

public opinion; 7 and restitutive sanctions, those that do not involve punishment but simply consist of restoring the relationship troubled by the immoral criminal act. The ideal type of the first variety is penalty, the ideal type of the second are

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Degrees of Permeability

Confinement, Power and Resistance in Freetown's Central Prison

Luisa T. Schneider

Sites of confinement – sites of academic interest Questions regarding the logics of punishment and confinement have long inspired academic work because they serve as microcosms for a society's composition and disposition. Friedrich Nietzsche

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Gender and Empire

The Imprisonment of Women in Eighteenth-Century Siberia

Gwyn Bourlakov

women was not an anomaly, but rather a set of regular measures to counter political opposition of the elite through corporal punishment. Notable elite women, such as Ekaterina Dolgorukaia, Peter II's fiancée, also accompanied their noble families in

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Carceral Entrapments

Views from the Prison/Street Interface in India

Mahuya Bandyopadhyay

involves the spectacle of violence. To put this another way, torture and punishment through bodily harm become public acts. These facets of the culture of incarceration depend on an inherently chaotic everyday life. A focus on chaos has the potential to

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Inside Out

Embodying Prison Boundaries

Manuela Ivone Cunha

in rationalities, governmentality and punishment policies have filtered down to the level of prison regimes. The institutional porosity in terms of modes of provision, regulation and scrutiny has long been acknowledged in the light of macro- or meso

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Connecting and Disconnecting

Exploring Prisoners’ Relations with the Outside World in Myanmar

Andrew M. Jefferson and Tomas Max Martin

also a third and darker approach to prisoners’ contact with the outside world, namely the punitive and authoritarian approach of actively depriving people of contact, of holding prisoners incommunicado or in so-called black sites as a form of punishment

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Doing bizness

Migrant smuggling and everyday life in the Maghreb

Line Richter

Migrant smuggling is a highly profitable business in which criminals enjoy a low risk of detection and punishment. As a result, the crime is becoming increasingly attractive to criminals. Migrant smugglers are becoming more and more organized

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In Memoriam

W. S. F. Pickering

William Watts Miller

(1999) on Durkheim and Foucault on education and punishment, and by Sondra Hausner (2013) on The Elementary Forms , as well as three collections edited by Bill himself, one of which ( Pickering 2000a ) provided an invaluable analytical focus on the