Subtitled "The Penitentiary in the Industrial Revolution 1750-1850", "A Just Measure of Pain" describes the moment in 18th century England when the modern penitentiary and its ambiguous legacy were born. In depicting how the whip, the brand and the gallows - public punishments once meant to cow the unruly poor into passivity - came to be replaced by the "moral management" of the prison and the notion that the criminal poor should be involved in their own rehabilitation. Michael Ignatieff documents the rise of a new conception of class relations and with it a new philosophy of punishment, one directed not at the body but at the mind. "A Just Measure of Pain" is a highly atmospheric and compellingly written work of social history, which has already become a classic study of its subject. For the Penguin edition the author will provide an afterword concerning the polemics which followed the book's first publication in 1978.
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Book Description Pantheon Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0394410416 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1066756
Book Description Pantheon Books, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110394410416
Book Description Pantheon Books, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0394410416
Book Description Pantheon Books, U.S.A., 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. New first edition cloth hardcover in new- dust jacket. Book has a Pantheon symbol stamped in red ink on bottom, otherwise it is pristine, crisp, tight and unread. Jacket is a bit sunned, has some corner and edge wear, is a bit crinckled at the base of spine, and has been tape reinforced along some of the inside edges to prevent further shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # 045842