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Connecting and Disconnecting

Exploring Prisoners’ Relations with the Outside World in Myanmar

Andrew M. Jefferson and Tomas Max Martin

surveillance; how they try to connect in order to be in the know; and how they seek to thicken (and thin) connections to sustain caring and protecting relations. It is to these equivocal practices of connecting in a highly unwelcome (if not downright dangerous

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Policing at a distance and that human thing

An appreciative critique of police surveillance

David Sausdal

Policing technologies are increasingly being developed to surveil and control people from afar. This is especially true in relation to cross-border crimes and other global threats where the necessity of monitoring such illegal flows is often advocated. In the literature, this is sometimes referred to as “policing at a distance,” signifying how the growth in different policing technologies is allowing police to oversee people without coming into physical contact with them. Overall, scholars find this development alarming. It is alarming because it reduces human lives to data points and because studies have shown how policing at a distance may trigger hateful police attitudes. With these problems of policing at a distance in mind, this article explores how an increasing use of surveillance technologies affects Danish detectives.

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Carceral Entrapments

Views from the Prison/Street Interface in India

Mahuya Bandyopadhyay

) , for instance, in his study of a prison in Papua New Guinea, examines the prison not through the familiar tropes of power relations and technologies of surveillance but through the workings of time, movement and constraint in prisoners’ lives. How does

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Julienne Weegels

affected by their imprisonment through the ‘tightness’ that post-release life acquires in the face of continued communitarian surveillance and state intervention. As authorities keep former prisoners en la mira (in view), prison's grip is extended beyond

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The Permeable Olympic Fortress

Mega-Event Security as Camouflage in Rio de Janeiro

Dennis Pauschinger

“war against terror,” such as standardized militarization of public security, the establishment of camera surveillance, and the de facto isolation of sport venues from the rest of the city ( Fussey and Klauser 2015a ). These standards migrate from one

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Confinement Beyond Site: Connecting Urban and Prison Ethnographies

Julienne Weegels, Andrew M. Jefferson, and Tomas Max Martin

prison and urban studies is increasing, as policies and techniques of confinement and surveillance, but also practices of subversion and informal organization reach out of prison into the urban, and from the urban into the prison ( Fassin 2017 ; Gill et

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Carceral Repair

Methane Extraction in Lake Kivu, Rwanda

Kristin Doughty

proximate fishing grounds, and increased surveillance by military security linked to KivuWatt. Instead, the infrastructures that seek to capture risk also entangle and entrap marginal people and places through layered processes of depoliticization, control

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Amanda J. Reinke

social control via surveillance and disciplining behaviour has been systematically transferred from the teachers and the classroom to the state and courtroom ( Hirschfield 2008 , 2011 ; Theriot and Cuellar 2016 ). Most SROs are not trained in

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Too Little, Too Late?

The Challenges of Providing Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare to Men on College Campuses

Lilian Milanés and Joanna Mishtal

: Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines ’ ( Atlanta : Department of Health and Human Services ). CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( 2010b ), ‘ Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance ’ ( Atlanta : Department of Health and

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Crafting Spaces of Value

Infrastructure, Technologies of Extraction and Contested Oil in Nigeria

Omolade Adunbi

. These youths construct, manage and operate the local oil infrastructure in Bodo and other creeks of the Niger Delta. The layer of authority in this second category is well structured. For example, Naaton, Biebari and others perform surveillance roles