Warned off (the dogs): Institutional power & surveillance

Campbell, J. (2009) Warned off (the dogs): Institutional power & surveillance. Draft, Issue .

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Abstract

This essay is the study of a series of photographs of people that between 1946 and 1963 were deemed to be suspicious and in many cases ‘warned off’ greyhound-racing tracks in the UK. They are, as far as we know, snapshots and police mug shots assembled into an album by the security department of the Greyhound Racing Association in order to identify criminals. This text examines how a collection of photographs creates a power relationship between authority and the individual. We now read the individual through the archive with imaginative flexibility rather than a strictly indexical or evidential gaze.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:greyhound racing, criminal, album
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education
ID Code:13238
Deposited By: A. Lawson
Deposited On:07 Oct 2010 09:25
Last Modified:12 Aug 2013 08:04

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