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Corporal Punishment in Japan

One Path to Positive Anthropological Activism

Aaron L. Miller

anthropologist, and by sharing my experiences researching the controversial issue of corporal punishment in Japan. Based on these experiences, I believe that the field of anthropology will fade into the shadows of irrelevance unless we can find a way to interpret

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“I Am Trying” to Perform Like an Ideal Boy

The Construction of Boyhood through Corporal Punishment and Educational Discipline in Taare Zameen Par

Natasha Anand

disentangling episodes of corporal punishment and educational discipline distributed through the entire film. Corporal punishment is understood at two levels—in its original Foucauldian sense as an act that causes pain and injury to the body of the object of

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J. Cammaert Raval

masculinity and age shaped urban geography through rules of “generational engagement,” where street boys organized themselves along a hierarchy of groups based on age (100). Corporal punishment was also a common, and particularly gendered, form of discipline

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Chaos in Siberia

New Scholarship on Exile in the Late Russian Empire

Jeffrey S. Hardy

not have a concrete set of aims other than ridding European Russia of undesirables and, as a chapter on corporal punishment makes clear, enacting at times vicious retribution against them. The nature of administrative exile ensured that those sent to

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Ming-Lun Chung

responsibility in the face of school bullying. Corporal punishment had been banned after the revision of the Educational Fundamental Law in 2006. The legal forms of school discipline were composed of positive discipline (oral praising and commendation), general

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The Complexity of History

Russia and Steven Pinker’s Thesis

Nancy Shields Kollmann

public services as before; similarly, the East Slavic peasant majority lived under the authority of landlords or village communes. All these communities were entitled to use corporal punishment for petty crime and disorder, according to local tradition

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History, Violence, and Steven Pinker

Mark S. Micale and Philip Dwyer

of fighting to the death, and burning religious heretics, to breaking on the rack, tarring and feathering, and the corporal punishment of children—that have either been replaced by greater restraint or abolished altogether in modern times. Fueling

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Whitewashing History

Pinker’s (Mis)Representation of the Enlightenment and Violence

Philip Dwyer

likes to make bold statements. The Enlightenment led to: the elimination of capital and corporal punishments; a severe curtailment of govern- ment violence against “subjects”; the abolition of slavery (by which he means the abolition of the Atlantic

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A Dignified Meal

Negotiated Spaces in India’s School Meal Program

Sony Pellissery, Sattwick Dey Biswas and Biju Abraham

that corrective measures to address civil rights concerns of school students, such as ending corporal punishment, have been effective. However, similar enactment of social rights has yet to be achieved. 10 Various studies have established differences