Surveillance, Race, Culture

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

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  • Examines technologies such as drone surveillance, webcams, metadata and the resultant effect on racial and cultural narratives
  • Acknowledges that we are often complicit with modern forms of surveillance
  • Brings together multidisciplinary readings of technological advancement into one cohesive and comprehensive volume 
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This collection of essays engages with a wide range of disciplines including art, performance, film and literature, to examine the myriad effects of contemporary surveillance on our cultural psyche. The volume expertly articulates the manner in which cultural productions have been complicit in watching, seeing and purporting to ‘know’ race. In our increasingly mediated world, our sense of community is becoming progressively virtual, and surveillant technologies impact upon subjectivity, resulting in multiple forms of artistic and cultural expression. As such, art, film, and literature provide a lens for the reflection of sociocultural concerns. In Surveillance, Race, Culture Flynn and Mackay skilfully draw together a diverse range of contributions to investigate the fundamental question of exactly how surveillant technologies have informed our notions of race, identity and belonging. 

About the authors

Susan Flynn is Senior Lecturer in Media Communications at the University of the Arts, London, UK. She specialises in digital media, identity and equality studies.
Antonia Mackay is Associate Lecturer in English Literature at Oxford Brookes University, UK, specialising in American literature, culture and theatre.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • “Introduction”

    Flynn, Susan (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • “Articulating Race: Reading Skin Colour as Taxonomy and as Numerical Data”

    Beatty, Joel (et al.)

    Pages 21-41

  • “Government Surveillance: Racism and Civic Virtue in the United States”

    Ryan, Mary K.

    Pages 43-59

  • “Sampled Sirens in the City of Los Angeles: Sound Effects and Panopticism on the Contemporary Black Film Screen”

    Millea, James

    Pages 61-75

  • “Medical Gazing and the Oprah Effect in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017)”

    Flynn, Susan

    Pages 77-97

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Hardcover $119.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Surveillance, Race, Culture
Editors
  • Susan Flynn
  • Antonia Mackay
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-77938-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-77938-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-77937-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 294
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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