Surveillance and Security: Technological Politics and Power in Everyday Life

Surveillance and Security: Technological Politics and Power in Everyday Life

by Torin Monahan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415953936

ISBN-13: 9780415953931

Pub. Date: 05/01/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This is a volume of original contributions from scholars in eight different humanities and social science disciplines. The aim of the book is to present a range of surveillance technologies used in everyday life and investigate the politics of their use. It is truly an interdisciplinary project that will find purchase in courses on security studies and the

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This is a volume of original contributions from scholars in eight different humanities and social science disciplines. The aim of the book is to present a range of surveillance technologies used in everyday life and investigate the politics of their use. It is truly an interdisciplinary project that will find purchase in courses on security studies and the sociology of culture and the sociology of science. Courses on security studies and its impact on culture can be found in a variety of academic departments including STS, criminology, sociology, women's studies, anthropology, political science and justice studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415953931
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/01/2006
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Questioning surveillance and security1
Ch. 2The state goes home : local hypervigilance of children and the global retreat from social reproduction27
Ch. 3Soft surveillance : the growth of mandatory volunteerism in collecting personal information - "hey buddy can you spare a DNA?"37
Ch. 4Everyday insecurities : the microbehavioral politics of intrusive surveillance57
Ch. 5Indoor positioning and digital management : emerging surveillance regimes in hospitals77
Ch. 6Technologies of citizenship : surveillance and political learning in the welfare system89
Ch. 7The surveillance curriculum : risk management and social control in the neoliberal school109
Ch. 8"Don't be low hanging fruit" : identity theft as moral panic125
Ch. 9Cop watching in the downtown eastside : exploring the use of (counter) surveillance as a tool of resistance149
Ch. 10Defensive surveillance : lessons from the republican national convention167
Ch. 11Borderline identities : the enrollment of bodies in the technological reconstruction of borders177
Ch. 12"Divided we move" : the dromologics of airport security and surveillance195
Ch. 13Why where you are matters : mundane mobilities, transparent technologies, and digital discrimination209
Ch. 14Using intelligent transport systems to track buses and passengers225
Ch. 15The bundling of geospatial information with everyday experience243
Ch. 16Techniques of preparedness265
Ch. 17Technology studies for terrorists : a short course275

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