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Spaces of Surveillance

States and Selves

Editors: Flynn, Susan, Mackay, Antonia (Eds.)

  • Offers a unique insight into the ways in which identity has been shaped and defined by changing technology and its resultant effect on bodies. This is the first multidisciplinary account of how surveillance has affected identity
  • The systematic approach from one area of study to another offers substantial insight into key aspects of surveillance culture in the modern world, engaging with issues of transgression, gender politics, consumer culture and semblance
  • The edited collection speaks to various interdisciplinary concerns such as linguistics, American Literature, African American Studies, Art, Photography, Cultural Studies and Film Studies
  • The collection’s textual scope is of particular interest ranging from canonical and non-canonical texts, to popular literature and main stream cinema, and enters into dialogue with each other and other culture and media forms
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About this book

In a world of ubiquitous surveillance, watching and being watched are the salient features of the lives depicted in many of our cultural productions. This collection examines surveillance as it is portrayed in art, literature, film and popular culture, and makes the connection between our sense of ‘self’ and what is ‘seen’. In our post-panoptical world which purports to proffer freedom of movement, technology notes our movements and habits at every turn. Surveillance seeps out from businesses and power structures to blur the lines of security and confidentiality. This unsettling loss of privacy plays out in contemporary narratives, where the ‘selves’ we create are troubled by surveillance. This collection will appeal to scholars of media and cultural studies, contemporary literature, film and art and American studies.  

About the authors

Dr. Susan Flynn lectures at University of the Arts, London in Media Communications and Cultural Studies. A graduate of the Equality Studies Centre at University College Dublin, her work to date has focussed on media representations of ability, medical surveillance and non-normative identities. Dr. Antonia Mackay lectures at Oxford Brookes University and Goldsmiths University of London. Specialising in American literature, culture and theatre, her work is centred on American identity and the concerns of the 20th and  21st century.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Flynn, Susan (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Equality and Erasure: Responses to Subject Negation in the Art of Jill Magid

    Christmas, Amy

    Pages 21-44

  • Camera Performed: Visualising the Behaviours of Technology in Digital Performance

    Meloche, Jaclyn

    Pages 45-63

  • ‘She’s not There’—Shallow Focus on Privacy, Surveillance, and Emerging Techno-Mediated Modes of Being in Spike Jonze’s Her

    McBride, William Thomas

    Pages 65-85

  • Surveillance in Zero Dark Thirty: Terrorism, Space and Identity

    Pheasant-Kelly, Frances

    Pages 87-104

Buy this book

eBook £52.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-49085-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £66.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: September 20, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-49084-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Spaces of Surveillance
Book Subtitle
States and Selves
Editors
  • Susan Flynn
  • Antonia Mackay
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-49085-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-49085-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-49084-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 278
Number of Illustrations and Tables
16 b/w illustrations
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