Description - Captive Images by Katherine Biber
Captive Images examines the law's treatment of photographic evidence and uses it to investigate the relationship between law, image and fantasy. Based around the scholarly examination of a bank robbery, in which a surveillance camera captures the robbery in progress, Katherine Biber draws upon critical writing from psychoanalysis, postcolonialism, art, law, literature and feminism to 'read' this crime, its texts and its images. The result is an interdisciplinary study of crime that unfolds a compelling narrative about race relations, national identity and fear. This book is an essential read for all levels of law students studying, or interested in, law, criminology and cultural studies.
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Author Biography - Katherine Biber
Katherine Biber is a legal scholar and historian in the Division of Law at Macquarie University, Australia, and has been a community worker and a film critic. She is the author of articles and essays in fields ranging from Australian cinema and masculinity, cannibalism and colonialism, to evidentiary rules in the criminal courts. She is the co-editor of Playing the Man: New Approaches to Masculinity (Pluto Press, 1999). Her research is in the areas of visual culture, race and transgression, crime and evidence