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Author: Michael Clarke

by Beijing as ‘transformation through re-education’ centres - these individuals are subjected to deeply invasive forms of surveillance and psychological stress as they are forced to abandon their native language, religious beliefs and cultural practices. 1 Outside of the detention centres more than

In: Global Responsibility to Protect
Author: Elise Prébin

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden,  DOI: 10.1163/156805808X372467 EJEAS . () – European Journal of East Asian Studies %ree-Week Re-Education to Koreanness Elise Prébin Harvard Korea Institute Abstract Today, international adoptees are

In: European Journal of East Asian Studies

Maria Rilke , 1903 [1954] ∵ In his essay “Somaesthetics and Architecture,” Richard Shusterman seeks to reclaim the concept of criticality, in the Deweyan sense of re-education, for purposes of philosophy. 1 His approach is to focus on architecture and architectural theory in this “post

In: Contemporary Pragmatism
Author: Quentin Taylor

Hobbes Studies 22 (2009) 123–143 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI 10.1163/092158909X12452520755351 Leviathan Bound; or the Re-education of Th omas Hobbes Quentin P. Taylor Ph.D., Associate Professor of History and Political Science, Rogers State University Claremore, OK

In: Hobbes Studies
Author: Milica Prokić

The notorious Goli otok (Barren Island), off Croatia’s Adriatic Coast, was the site of a high security political prison and labour camp during the so-called Cominform years (1949-1956). It has remained a shameful secret of Tito's Yugoslavia to this day. Thousands of men and women accused of political dissidence underwent brutal corporal abuse including heavy beatings, starvation and dehydration at the hands of their guards and those of other prisoners. Although confined to separate camp units on this island, the male and the female prisoners suffered equally harsh treatment. Exhausting forced labour in the island's stone quarries contributed to inmates’ extreme physical debility. They were also exposed to various diseases- the result of the poor hygiene conditions in the camps. Starvation and malnutrition of the inmates in both camps induced various endocrinological problems leading to the striking morphological resemblance between the emaciated male and female bodies. Goli otok inmates were forced to mutually abuse each other under the signature programme called ‘re- educational self-management’. Survivors of this labour camp and the handful of scholars concerned with their story agree that the aim of the Barren Island regime was to alter the inmates’ ideological and political beliefs, rather than destroy them physically. However, certain re-educational methods in the female camp were clearly aimed at harming women’s physical appearance and their ability to bear children. This paper discusses the motives that spurred this corporal violence and its consequences on the Goli otok’s female inmates during the Cominform era. It situates the violent acts that targeted female prisoners’ physical attributes in the context of what the prison authorities arguably defined as class struggle. This perception helps explain the extreme zeal with which prison authorities pursued the abusive methods of ideological re- education in the Goli otok female camp.

In: Beauty: Exploring Critical Perspectives
In: China's Legal Reform
In: Broken Narratives
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In: Briten in Westfalen