Surveillance and Space, 1st Edition

  • Francisco Klauser
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1473987121
  • ISBN-13: 9781473987128
  • DDC: 363.1
  • 840 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released July 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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The digital age is also a surveillance age. Today, computerized systems protect and manage our everyday life; the increasing number of surveillance cameras in public places, the computerized loyalty systems of the retail sector, geo-localized smart-phone applications, or smart traffic and navigation systems. Surveillance is nothing fundamentally new, and yet more and more questions are being asked: who monitors whom, and how and why?; how do surveillance techniques affect socio-spatial practices and relationships? ; how do they shape the fabrics of our cities, our mobilities, the spaces of the everyday? ; and what are the implications in terms of border control and the exercise of political power? This title responds to these modern questions by exploring the complex and varied interactions between surveillance and space. In doing so, the book also advances a programmatic reflection on the very possibility of a ‘political geography of surveillance’.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
Introduction: Governing the Everyday in the Digital Age.
Conceptual Foundations.
1: Surveillance and the Everyday.
2: Surveillance and Mediation.
3: Surveillance and Power.
4: Surveillance and Space.
Spatial Logics of Surveillance.
5: Punctual, Linear and Planar Logics of Surveillance.
6: Surveillance Relating to Fixity and Flexibility, Enclosure and Openness.
7: Spherical Attributes of Surveillance.
The Functioning of Surveillance in Its Relation to Space.
8: Surveillance, Authority and Expertise.
9: Policy Mobilities and Exemplification in Surveillance Matters.
The Socio-Spatial Implications of Surveillance.
10: Spatial Distancing and Separation.
11: The Orchestration and Automatic Production of Space.
12: Conclusion: Towards a Political Geography of Surveillance.