Surveillance & Society: New Issue on Inequality

Surveillance and Inequality, vol. 5 (3), edited by Torin Monahan
From the Editorial:

Many domains of social life are being transfigured by new technologies of identification, monitoring, tracking, data analysis, and control. The lived experiences of people subjected to surveillance, however, can vary widely along lines of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, age, and nationality. This can be seen with the enforcement of different types of mobilities for different categories of people, whether at borders, on city streets, or on the Internet. It can also be observed with the increasingly invasive monitoring and disciplining of those accessing public services, such as welfare, public education, or healthcare, especially in the U.S. It can be perceived in security-screening and police-profiling practices, which continue to rely upon racial markers of “risk.” Or inequality can be found in the uneven treatment of individuals by insurance providers, credit agencies, service centers, or other commercial entities. Regardless of the domain, new surveillance systems often amplify existing social inequalities and reproduce regimes of control and/or exclusion of marginalized groups in societies.


Articles:
Craig Willse -  “Universal Data Elements,” or the Biopolitical Life of Homeless Populations
Alison Marie Kenner – Securing the Elderly Body: Dementia, Surveillance, and the Politics of “Aging in Place”
Marta Mouṛo Kanashiro РSurveillance Cameras in Brazil: exclusion, mobility regulation, and the new meanings of security
Joe Doherty, Volker Busch-Geertsema, Vita Karpuskiene, Jukka Korhonen, Eoin O’Sullivan, Ingrid Sahlin, Antonio Tosi, Agostino Petrillo and Julia WygnaÅ„ska – Homelessness and Exclusion: Regulating public space in European Cities
Robert Pallitro and Josiah Heyman – Theorizing Cross-Border Mobility: Surveillance, Security and Identity
Sarah Wiebe – Re-Thinking Citizenship: (Un)Healthy Bodies and the Canadian Border

Book Reviews: Jonas Hagmann, on Ceyhan’s Identifier et Surveiller, Don Stuart on Posner and Vermeule’s Terror in the Balance, Ivan Szekely on Henriques’ Corporate Truth, and David S. Wall on Balkin et al.’s Cybercrime

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