Staring Down the State: Police Power, Visual Economies, and the “War on Cameras”

@article{Wall2014StaringDT,
  title={Staring Down the State: Police Power, Visual Economies, and the “War on Cameras”},
  author={T. Wall and T. Linnemann},
  journal={Crime, Media, Culture: An International Journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={10},
  pages={133 - 149}
}
  • T. Wall, T. Linnemann
  • Published 2014
  • Sociology
  • Crime, Media, Culture: An International Journal
  • This paper considers how the politics of security and order are also a politics of aesthetics encompassing practical struggles over the authority and regulation of ways of looking and knowing. To do this, the paper considers the visual economies of police power in the United States by engaging what has been called the “war on cameras”, or the police crackdown on citizen photographers who “shoot back” or “stare down” police. Despite US law generally endorsing the right for citizens to film or… CONTINUE READING
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