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.


Call: Surveillance Studies Book Award

Call for Nominations: Surveillance Studies Book Award: 2015 and 2016

The Surveillance Studies Network invites nominations (including self-nominations) for the annual Surveillance Studies Book Award.

The award is given in recognition of an outstanding monograph on surveillance and society published during the preceding year.

We are currently inviting nominations for 2015 (books with a ‘2014’ copyright date) and 2016 (books with a ‘2015’ copyright date).

Single or multi-authored works are eligible, but not edited volumes.

The winner/s will be honored at one of the bi-annual surveillance studies conferences. They will receive an award amount of £100 (to be split among authors if there is more than one), as well as a 1-year membership for the Surveillance Studies Network (SSN), which provides many benefits including discounts on all SSN-sponsored conferences and events.

The deadline for nominations and the receipt of 2 books from the publisher is September 16th, 2016.

Using the subject heading “SSN Book Award Nomination” please email the relevant committee chair (listed below) to organize sending copies of the nominated book. Please include the title of the book, year of publication, author, publishing house, and a brief paragraph detailing specifics about why this book would be suitable for the award. We require 2 copies of each book for the committee.

2015 book prize committee chair: Emmeline Taylor (Emmeline.taylor@anu.edu.au)

2016 book prize committee chair: Rachel Dubrofsky (racheldubrofsky@gmail.com)


Early Career Researcher awards

SSN board is proud to announce the winners of the Early Career Researcher awards for 2015 and 2016. We congratulate the winners!

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New book by Gary Marx: special offer!

Special offer to SSN members

The new book by Gary T. Marx has just been released: Windows into the Soul: Surveillance and Society in an Age of High Technology.  Univ. of Chicago Press, 2016.

In this landmark book, Marx sums up a lifetime of work on issues of surveillance and social control by disentangling and parsing the empirical richness of watching and being watched.

UoCP is offering a 20% discount to SSN members and friends –  find out more.

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Outstanding Achievement Award for Oscar Gandy

Oscar Gandy receives the Surveillance Studies Network Outstanding Achievement Award.

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