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Title: The politics of carceral spectacle: televising prison life
Authors: Turner, Jennifer E.
First Published: Apr-2013
Publisher: Ashgate
Citation: Turner, JE, The politics of carceral spectacle: televising prison life, ed. Moran, D;Gill, N;Conlon, D, 'Carceral Spaces', Ashgate, 2013, pp. 219-238
Abstract: This book draws together the work of a new community of scholars with a growing interest in carceral geography. : The principle aim of this chapter is to discuss this relationship between prison and society using notions of visibility and punishment in contemporary media, with particular reference to how the ‘spectacle’ of the incarcerated subject operates within television.
ISBN: 1409442683
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Chapter
Rights: Reprinted from 'The politics of carceral spectacle: televising prison life', in Carceral Spaces ed. Moran, D. ;Gill, N. ;Conlon, D. (Farnham: Ashgate/Gower, 2013), pp. 219-238 ed. Copyright © 2013. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy, available at
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