Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6443.2011.01420.x
Title: The Prison and the Anti-Colonialist in British Malaya
Authors: Khairudin Aljunied, S.M. 
Issue Date: Sep-2012
Citation: Khairudin Aljunied, S.M. (2012-09). The Prison and the Anti-Colonialist in British Malaya. Journal of Historical Sociology 25 (3) : 386-412. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6443.2011.01420.x
Abstract: This article argues for the need to view imprisonment as a transformational experience for anti-colonialists in British Malaya and beyond. Colonial prisons were fertile grounds that led to the shaping and restructuring of anti-colonial sentiments. They were also spaces where new forms of collective action, compromises and adaptations emerged. As will be shown, anti-colonialists' subjectivities and positions shifted from initial feelings of fear and submissiveness upon incarceration to the articulation of collective resistance and the manifestation of attempts to subvert and destabilize the colonial structures that bore down upon them. Such circumstances led to the alteration of the everyday practices not only of the colonized, but also of those in positions of authority. © 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Source Title: Journal of Historical Sociology
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/124432
ISSN: 09521909
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-6443.2011.01420.x
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