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Big Brother Is Watching: Britain under Surveillance

James Kneale invited to German conference on British Cultures

Big Brother Is Watching: Britain under Surveillance

Dr James Kneale was invited to give a keynote paper at the Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of British Cultures, at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz, in November.

 

The Association brings together German scholars interested in literary, historical and cultural studies of Britain. The theme of the conference was Big Brother Is Watching Us (Again): Britain under Surveillance, and James’s paper was entitled: Surveying pubs, cities and unfit lives: Governmentality, drink and space in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Britain.

 

James explains: My aim was to consider whether the attention paid to drink and drinkers by the British state and by others could be described as surveillance, or whether it was often something else.

 

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http://www.britcult2011.uni-mainz.de/index.html


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