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dc.contributor.editorCauser, Tim
dc.contributor.editorFinn, Margot
dc.contributor.editorSchofield, Philip
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-06T04:04:02Z
dc.date.available2022-08-06T04:04:02Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.date.submitted2022-08-05T15:38:12Z
dc.identifierONIX_20220805_9781787358188_20
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/57810
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/90778
dc.description.abstractJeremy Bentham and Australia is a collection of scholarship inspired by Bentham’s writings on Australia. These writings are available for the first time in authoritative form in Panopticon versus New South Wales and other writings on Australia, a volume in The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham published by UCL Press. In the present collection, a distinguished group of authors reflect on Bentham’s Australian writings, making original contributions to existing debates and setting agendas for future ones. In the first part of the collection, the works are placed in their historical contexts, while the second part provides a critical assessment of the historical accuracy and plausibility of Bentham’s arguments against transportation from the British Isles. In the third part, attention turns to Bentham’s claim that New South Wales had been illegally founded and to the imperial and colonial constitutional ramifications of that claim. Here, authors also discuss Bentham’s work of 1831 in which he supports the establishment of a free colony on the southern coast of Australia. In the final part, authors shed light on the history of Bentham’s panopticon penitentiary scheme, his views on the punishment and reform of criminals and what role, if any, religion had to play in that regard, and discuss apparently panopticon-inspired institutions built in the Australian colonies. This collection will appeal to readers interested in Bentham’s life and thought, the history of transportation from the British Isles, and of British penal policy more generally, colonial and imperial history, Indigenous history, legal and constitutional history, and religious history.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HP Philosophy::HPQ Ethics & moral philosophy
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJM Australasian & Pacific history
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBT History: specific events & topics::HBTQ Colonialism & imperialism
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::Q Philosophy and Religion::QD Philosophy::QDT Topics in philosophy::QDTQ Ethics and moral philosophyen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::N History and Archaeology::NH History::NHM Australasian and Pacific historyen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::N History and Archaeology::NH History::NHT History: specific events and topics::NHTQ Colonialism and imperialismen_US
dc.subject.otherBentham
dc.subject.otherphilosophy
dc.subject.otherAustralia
dc.subject.otherlaw
dc.subject.otherhistory
dc.subject.otherarea studies
dc.subject.otherNew South Wales
dc.subject.othercriminology
dc.titleJeremy Bentham and Australia
dc.title.alternativeConvicts, utility and empire
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.14324/111.9781787358188
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy29b9f0a3-1b0d-4bdd-99d7-b4d3432d7fcc
oapen.relation.isbn9781787358188
oapen.relation.isbn9781787358195
oapen.relation.isbn9781787358201
oapen.relation.isbn9781787358218
oapen.relation.isbn9781787358225
oapen.imprintUCL Press
oapen.place.publicationLondon


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