Surveillance and Society – new issue out now!

Volume 15, Number 2: Open Issue

We’re delighted to present another packed issue including articles by:

  • Sun-ha Hong on surveillance critique;
  • Alberto Romele, Francesco Gallino, Camilla Emmenegger and Daniele Gorgone on why panopticism is not enough;
  • Robert Rothmann on video surveillance and the right of access;
  • Selena Nemorin on post-panoptic pedagogies;
  • Deborah Lupton and Mike Michael on public understandings of dataveillance;
  • Hayley Watson, Rachel L. Finn and David Barnard-Wills on surveillance in public opinion surveys;
  • Alana Saulnier on the surveilled subject;
  • Katherine Pendakis on surveillance in post-civil war Greece;
  • Laura Skouvig on surveillance in late absolutistic Denmark; and
  • Lucy E. Thompson on privacy, slut-shaming surveillance… and Vermeer.

Plus our usual book reviews.

Coming soon, in early July, our massive special issue of 35 shorter pieces
from around the world on Surveillance and the Global Turn to Authoritarianism!

S&S Paper Prizes awarded

The SSN board is happy to announce the 2017 Surveillance Studies Network Early Career Researcher award, for best paper published by an Early Career Researcher in Surveillance & Society in 2016 (aka the S&S Paper Prize).

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New issue of S&S: Race, Communities and Informers

Vol 15, No 1 (2017) out now: Race, Communities and Informers

guest-edited by Simone Browne (University of Austin at Texas), Katherine Mckittrick (Queen’s University, Ontario) and Ronak K. Kapadia (University of Illinois at Chicago).

 


Surveillance Studies Network Global Scholar Award

In 2017, the Surveillance Studies Network (SSN) will award up to 2 bursaries of £500 (500 GBP) for attendees of the Surveillance Studies Summer Seminar (SSSS) organised by the Surveillance Studies Centre at Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada, from less developed or developing countries, who are in need of financial assistance.

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cfp. Surveillance and the Global Turn to Authoritarianism

Call for Contributions: Surveillance and the Global Turn to Authoritarianis

A special responsive issue of Surveillance & Society

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cfp. Surveillance Studies Summer Seminar 2017

“Surveillance in the Big Data Era”

15 – 21 June 2017
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario.

Call for Participation

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New book: National Security, Surveillance and Terror

A new book edited by Randy Lippert, Kevin Walby, Ian Warren, Darren Palmer (some of them SSN board members) is just out with Springer:

National Security, Surveillance and Terror. Canada and Australia in Comparative Perspective. 2016, more here

This is what the publisher says:

Brings together top contributors to explore a host of topics such as: security intelligence, law enforcement and surveillance Explores the privatization and plurality of security providers Speaks to legal scholars, sociologists, political scientists and criminologists.


Masters programme in Technology & Security

Eticas in partnership with the University of Girona and in collaboration with The Share Foundation is offering two Master Degree programs in Technology & Security and Technology & Privacy, beginning next February 2017.

See more:
http://technologyandsecurity.info

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SSN Book Prize Winners

The committee for the Surveillance Studies Book Prize decided that the prizes for 2015 and 2016 will be awarded for the following books:

2015 (the prize will be jointly awarded)

  • Staples, William G. 2014. Everyday Surveillance: Vigilance and Visibility in Postmodern Life. 2nd ed. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
  • McCahill, Michael, and Rachel L. Finn. 2014. Surveillance, Capital and Resistance: Theorizing the Surveillance Subject. New York: Routledge.

2016

  • Browne, Simone. 2015. Dark matters: On the surveillance of blackness. Durham: Duke University Press.

More Information on the winning books


Call for tender: SSN conference 2018

The Surveillance Studies Network is calling for tenders to host the Surveillance Studies Network 7th Biennial Conference 2018.

  • Tenders to be received by Friday March 4 2017
  • Decision to be announced on Friday 24 March 2017 

Please send tenders and any questions to nilz@surveillance-studies.net

All details can be found in this document.