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Punishment and Shame: A Philosophical Study (Hardback)
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Punishment and Shame: A Philosophical Study (Hardback)

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Hardback 210 Pages / Published: 18/12/2010
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Punishment and Shame: A Philosophical Study reveals the economic and religious underpinnings to modern notions of crime and punishment. Contra Michel Foucault's claim that modern penal practices witness a revolution in Western moral sensibilities, awakened by Enlightenment ideals, Hamblet shows that punishment practices in the West grew out of Protestant moralizations, capitalist greed, and the need for a cheap labor pool.

Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739149362
Number of pages: 210
Weight: 490 g
Dimensions: 239 x 164 x 21 mm


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Hamblet's fine study is timely. She goes against the conservative tendency that, out of fear, reasserts a belief in punishment. By placing punishment and shame in historical and philosophical contexts, she brilliantly demonstrates that our treatment of criminals and the poor reveals more about us than it does about them. -- Richard Stivers, Illinois State University
Hamblet here offers 'a genealogy of punishment,' an attempt to understand punishment through its history; this study offers, among other delights, a fundamental critique of Foucault's famous attempt to do the same. -- Michael Davis, Professor of Philosophy, Illinois Institute of Technology

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