Expanding the Gaze

Expanding the Gaze

Authors : Emily van der Meulen, Robert Heynen
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Published Date : 2016-01-01
ISBN-13 : 9781442628960
Page : 311 Pages
Language : en

Descriptions Expanding the Gaze

From sexualized selfies and hidden camera documentaries to the bouncers monitoring patrons at Australian nightclubs, the ubiquity of contemporary surveillance goes far beyond the National Security Agency’s bulk data collection or the proliferation of security cameras on every corner.

Expanding the Gaze is a collection of important new empirical and theoretical works that demonstrate the significance of the gendered dynamics of surveillance. Bringing together contributors from criminology, sociology, communication studies, and women’s studies, the eleven essays in the volume suggest that we cannot properly understand the implications of the rapid expansion of surveillance practices today without paying close attention to its gendered nature. Together, they constitute a timely interdisciplinary contribution to the development of feminist surveillance studies.

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