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Life through a lens: Risk, surveillance and subjectivity

Smith, Gavin


Drawing on findings from a two-year empirical study examining the culture of closed-circuit television (CCTV) operation in the UK, this paper analyses how CCTV camera operators subjectively experience the visual media that they work to produce. It seeks to excavate some of the social meanings that these vicarious risk flâneurs ascribe to the telemediated events that they indirectly encounter, and how these ‘narratives of the street’ come to inscribe themselves on the subjectivities of the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Crime, Justice and Social Democracy
DOI: 10.5204/ijcjsd.v5i1.281
Access Rights: Open Access


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