Why Should We Talk about Culture, When We Want to Understand 'Surveillance'?
Author(s): Kammerer, Dietmar
Why should we talk about culture, when we want to understand ‘surveillance’? The following is a brief sketch towards an answer to this question. It has two parts: first, it presents and discusses how the term ‘culture’ is used within Surveillance Studies, an emerging transdisciplinary field combining research from social and political sci-ences as well as cultural studies and the humanities, and highlights the works of Torin Monahan and David Lyon in particular. Second, it puts forward a set of arguments why any reflection on surveillance must not ignore the cultural perspective.
Kammerer, Dietmar: Why Should We Talk about Culture, When We Want to Understand 'Surveillance'?. In: On_Culture: The Open Journal for the Study of Culture. Surveillance Cultures, Jg. 6 (2018). DOI: https://doi.org/10.25969/mediarep/4076.
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