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dc.contributor.authorBrown, M
dc.date.available2014-05-21T21:43:25Z
dc.date.issued2004-06-01
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dc.identifier.citationBrown, M. (2004). Crime, liberalism and empire: Governing the Mina tribe of northern India. SOCIAL & LEGAL STUDIES, 13 (2), pp.191-218. https://doi.org/10.1177/0964663904042551.
dc.identifier.issn0964-6639
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/28551
dc.descriptionC1 - Refereed Journal Article
dc.description.abstractCultural analyses of empire inspired by Edward Said’s Orientalism (1978) have focused on certain artefacts of imperial thought, representing them as emblematic of a totalizing Orientalist discourse. This article examines one such case in nineteenthcentury India: the identification and legal notification of communities as Criminal Tribes. Taking the case of the Mina tribe of northern India, an attempt is made to illustrate how strategies like the criminal tribes policy fall far short of reflecting some broad and monolithic approach to governance. By examining the divergent views of orthodox and authoritarian strains within British liberalism, and showing how they were directly reflected in quite different approaches to governing the Minas, the article reveals the criminal tribesman as less an archetype of British crime control strategy than the product of a limited and partial examination of the colonial archive. It is hoped that the present investigation of the case of the Mina tribe will provide a more complex and sophisticated understanding of the doctrines and strategies under which Britain governed its empire.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherSAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD
dc.subjectCriminology
dc.titleCrime, liberalism and empire: Governing the Mina tribe of northern India
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0964663904042551
melbourne.peerreviewPeer Reviewed
melbourne.affiliationThe University of Melbourne
melbourne.affiliation.departmentCriminology
melbourne.source.titleSocial and Legal Studies: an international journal
melbourne.source.volume13
melbourne.source.issue2
melbourne.source.pages191-218
melbourne.publicationid31114
melbourne.elementsid265186
melbourne.contributor.authorBrown, Mark
melbourne.internal.ingestnoteAbstract bulk upload (2017-07-20)
dc.identifier.eissn1461-7390
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