Bentham's Prison : A Study of the Panopticon Penitentiary

Bentham's Prison : A Study of the Panopticon Penitentiary


Author : Janet Semple
Publisher : Clarendon Press
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ISBN : 0191590819
Pages : 354 pages
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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.


Cincinnati Magazine

Cincinnati Magazine


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Cincinnati Magazine taps into the DNA of the city, exploring shopping, dining, living, and culture and giving readers a ringside seat on the issues shaping the region.


Outdoor Indiana

Outdoor Indiana


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Indiana Festival Map & Guide

Indiana Festival Map & Guide


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Chase's Calendar of Events 2008 w/CD-Rom

Chase's Calendar of Events 2008 w/CD-Rom


Author : The Editors of Chase's
Publisher : Mcgraw-hill
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ISBN : 9780071489034
Pages : 756 pages
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“The bible of special occasions.”--Los Angeles Times 12,500 entries. 194 countries. 365 days. 50 years and counting! From his years as a newspaper librarian William D. Chase knew of the need for a single reference source for calendar dates and for authoritative and current information about various observances throughout the year. William and his brother, Harrison, decided to create such a reference themselves. They set to work collecting, compiling, verifying, editing and proofreading the events that would make up the first Chase's Calendar of Events. Fifty years later, Chase's Calendar of Events is still the most comprehensive and authoritative reference available on special events, holidays, federal and state observances, historic anniversaries and more. Chase's starts its next fifty years with: Milestones such as Quebec's 400th founding anniversary, Minnesota's statehood sesquicentennial and NASA's 50th birthday. New birthdays such as literary lion and Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk, soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, stars from TV's “Heroes” and “Ugly Betty” and newly elected heads of state worldwide. Events from the Games of the XXIX Olympiad at Beijing, China, the Dakar Rally and Euro 2008 in Austria/Switzerland to the US's major party conventions and presidential election. Search Chase's Anyway You Want! Whether you want to target a specific date, location or subject, our fully searchable CD-ROM* makes your research quick and easy. Also included is a free installer, so you can load Chase's directly to your hard drive. *PC-compatible only


Dictionary of American Young Adult Fiction, 1997-2001

Dictionary of American Young Adult Fiction, 1997-2001


Author : Alethea Helbig
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 0313324301
Pages : 558 pages
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Looks at 290 award-winning books for young adults, using 750 alphabetical entries on individual works, authors, characters, and settings to provide plot summaries, critical assessments, and biographical information.


Indiana Festival Guide

Indiana Festival Guide


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American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record


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The Bicentennial of the United States of America

The Bicentennial of the United States of America


Author : American Revolution Bicentennial Administration
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Pages : 538 pages
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Chase's Annual Events

Chase's Annual Events


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Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series

Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series


Author : Library of Congress. Copyright Office
Publisher : Copyright Office, Library of Congress
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Pages : 822 pages
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Includes Part 1, Number 2: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals (July - December)


The Haunted Smile

The Haunted Smile


Author : Lawrence J. Epstein
Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 0786724927
Pages : 384 pages
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Lawrence Epstein's The Haunted Smile tackles a subject both poignant and delightful: the story of Jewish comedians in America. For the past century and more, American comedy has drawn its strength and soul from the comic genius of Jewish performers and writers. An incomplete listing of names makes the point: The Marx Brothers, Jack Benny, Fanny Brice, George Burns, Milton Berle, Jackie Mason, Joan Rivers, Rodney Dangerfield, Mel Brooks, Alan King, Mort Sahl, Buddy Hackett, Woody Allen, Lenny Bruce, Andy Kaufman, Richard Belzer, Jerry Seinfeld. These men and women, among others, form the canon of Jewish-American comedy. In the words of the Detroit Jewish News, The Haunted Smile "offers us a deep and subtle understanding of how Jewish culture and American openness gave birth to a new style of entertainment." Often the best way to illuminate a point is to recount some of these comedians' own brilliant routines, and Epstein uses the comedian's work to great effect, making for a book that is both a thoughtful work of history and a great deal of fun.


Chase's ... Calendar of Events

Chase's ... Calendar of Events


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Catalog of Copyright Entries

Catalog of Copyright Entries


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Chase's Calendar of Events 2005

Chase's Calendar of Events 2005


Author : Editors of Chase's,
Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
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ISBN : 0071460020
Pages : 754 pages
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"The definitive guide to all holidays and anniversaries." --Wall Street Journal "In its diversity and inclusiveness, [Chase's] is an exhaustive guide to the country's ideals and passions." --Washington Post For almost 50 years, Chase's Calendar of Events has been the most trusted and comprehensive reference to just what's going on today. Whether it's an important historical anniversary, the phases of the moon, a sports event, the birthday of a favorite celebrity, a festival, or much, much more, Chase's has all the answers. This indispensable resource is perfect for people who need to be "in the know," such as: Event planners Broadcasters Librarians Advertisers . . . and others Whether it's Valentine's Day (February 14) or National Underwear Day (August 13), American Heart Month (February) or International Accordian Awareness Month (June), Chase's covers traditional and whimsical observances of all kinds: holidays, anniversaries, sporting events, astronomical phenomena, and more. In all, it has more than 12,000 entries. There is never a boring day in Chase's! Also available with a CD-ROM that allows you to customize searches by date, subject, location, and many other ways!


The Video Source Book

The Video Source Book


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Indiana University Publications

Indiana University Publications


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Pages : 594 pages
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