Surveillance and Security: Technological Politics and Power in Everyday Life

Surveillance and Security: Technological Politics and Power in Everyday Life

by Torin Monahan
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415953928

ISBN-13: 9780415953924

Pub. Date: 08/28/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Even before 9/11, surveillance was becoming more pervasive in American life. Since 9/11, the phenomenon has exploded. From bar codes to hidden cameras to national identity cards to VeriChips, surveillance has become an important and volatile issue that has seemingly spread everywhere. Surveillance and Security features essays from prominent writers on the subject from

Overview

Even before 9/11, surveillance was becoming more pervasive in American life. Since 9/11, the phenomenon has exploded. From bar codes to hidden cameras to national identity cards to VeriChips, surveillance has become an important and volatile issue that has seemingly spread everywhere. Surveillance and Security features essays from prominent writers on the subject from various disciplines. They not only describe the range of surveillance technologies used in everyday life but also investigate the politics of their use. The chapters discuss biometric technologies at airports and borders, video surveillance in schools, radio frequency identification (RFID) tags in hospitals, and magnetic strips on welfare food cards. By focusing on examples from everyday life, this collection reveals how surveillance technologies not only serve as conduits of power, but facilitate resistance to it as well. Given the ubiquity of the phenomenon and the controversies surrounding it, the book speaks to all readers interested in surveillance studies, the sociology of science and technology, criminology, and women's studies, as well as those interested in the intersection of technology and contemporary social life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415953924
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/2006
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     ix
Questioning Surveillance and Security   Torin Monahan     1
Neoliberal States
The State Goes Home: Local Hypervigilance of Children and the Global Retreat from Social Reproduction   Cindi Katz     27
Soft Surveillance: The Growth of Mandatory Volunteerism in Collecting Personal Information-"Hey Buddy Can You Spare a DNA?"   Gary T. Marx     37
Everyday Insecurities: The Microbehavioral Politics of Intrusive Surveillance   Nancy D. Campbell     57
Indoor Positioning and Digital Management: Emerging Surveillance Regimes in Hospitals   Jill A. Fisher     77
Technologies of Citizenship: Surveillance and Political Learning in the Welfare System   Virginia Eubanks     89
The Surveillance Curriculum: Risk Management and Social Control in the Neoliberal School   Torin Monahan     109
"Don't Be Low Hanging Fruit": Identity Theft as Moral Panic   Simon A. Cole   Henry N. Pontell     125
Cop Watching in the Downtown Eastside: Exploring the Use of (Counter)Surveillance as a Tool of Resistance   Laura Huey   Kevin Walby   Aaron Doyle     149
Defensive Surveillance: Lessons from the Republican National Convention$dInstitute for Applied Autonomy     167
Mobilities and Insecurities
Borderline Identities:The Enrollment of Bodies in the Technological Reconstruction of Borders   Irma Van Der Ploeg     177
"Divided We Move": The Dromologics of Airport Security and Surveillance   Peter Adey     195
Why Where You Are Matters: Mundane Mobilities, Transparent Technologies, and Digital Discrimination   David Lyon     209
Using Intelligent Transport Systems to Track Buses and Passengers   Heather Cameron     225
The Bundling of Geospatial Information with Everyday Experience   Lane Denicola     243
Techniques of Preparedness   Andrew Lakoff     265
Technology Studies for Terrorists: A Short Course   Langdon Winner     275
Contributors     293
References     299
Index     323

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