Who's Watching?: Daily Practices of Surveillance among Contemporary Families by Margaret K. Nelson | 9780826516725 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Who's Watching?: Daily Practices of Surveillance among Contemporary Families

Who's Watching?: Daily Practices of Surveillance among Contemporary Families

by Margaret K. Nelson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826516726

ISBN-13: 9780826516725

Pub. Date: 09/25/2009

Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press

Although family members sometime engage in monitoring as an extension of governmental surveillance, they also monitor each other, other families, and their own borders to preserve norms about what a family should be and what family members should do. Whether it is the seemingly benign surveillance of using baby monitors, the more obviously intrusive use of home

Overview

Although family members sometime engage in monitoring as an extension of governmental surveillance, they also monitor each other, other families, and their own borders to preserve norms about what a family should be and what family members should do. Whether it is the seemingly benign surveillance of using baby monitors, the more obviously intrusive use of home drug tests on teenagers, or the way people in public feel free to judge and comment on the family composition of others, monitoring goes on all the time — and even (or maybe especially) when there seems to be no monitoring going on at all.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826516725
Publisher:
Vanderbilt University Press
Publication date:
09/25/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Margaret K. Nelson and Anita Ilta Garey
Part I. They’re Watching You Watch Each Other
Chapter 1. Nested Responsibility and the Monitoring of Children and Parents in Family Court
Anita Ilta Garey
Chapter 2. “Where Are You and What Are You Doing?”: Familial Back-Up Work as a Collateral Consequence of House Arrest
William G. Staples
Chapter 3. Bring It on Home: Home Drug Testing and the Relocation of the War on Drugs
Dawn Moore and Kevin D. Haggerty
Part II. We’re Watching You, We’re Watching Each Other
Chapter 4. Interracial Surveillance and Biological Privilege: Adoptive Families in the Public Eye
Heather Jacobson
Chapter 5. Playground Panopticism: Ring-around-the-Children, a Pocketful of Women
Holly Blackford
Chapter 6. “I Saw Your Nanny”: Gossip and Shame in the Surveillance of Child Care
Margaret K. Nelson
PART III. Who’s In, Who’s Out: Monitoring Family Boundaries
Chapter 7. The Social Impact of Amniocentesis
Rayna Rapp

Chapter 8. Turning Strangers into Kin: Half Siblings and Anonymous Donors
Rosanna Hertz

Chapter 9. The Powers of Parental Observation: Constructing Networks of Care
Karen V. Hansen

Chapter 10. “Show Me You Can Be a Father”: Maternal Monitoring and Recruitment of Fathers for Involvement in Low-Income Families
Kevin Roy and Linda Burton
Part IV. Monitoring inside the Family

Chapter 11. Watching Babies: Describing the Use of Baby Monitors on Epinions.com
Margaret K. Nelson
Chapter 12. Policing Gender Boundaries: Parental Monitoring of Preschool Children’s Gender Nonconformity
Emily W. Kane
Chapter 13. “I Trust Them but I Don’t Trust Them”: Issues and Dilemmas in Monitoring Teenagers
Demie Kurz
Chapter 14. The Electronic Tether: Communication and Parental Monitoring during the College Years
Barbara K. Hofer, Constance Souder, Elena K. Kennedy, Nancy Fullman, and Kathryn Hurd

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