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Surveillance, Discipline and Care

Technologies of Compliance in a South African Tuberculosis Clinic

Jonathan Stadler

digital surveillance technologies. These technologies produce adherence as an objective fact that can be monitored, measured and modified. Compliance is narrowly defined in terms of ‘professional expectations’ while ignoring behaviour that ‘contradicts the

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Policing at a distance and that human thing

An appreciative critique of police surveillance

David Sausdal

2012 ): the term globalization denoting a growing collaboration between police forces and an increasing use and integration of information and surveillance technologies, which allows the police to surveil and apprehend suspects beyond district and

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The Power and Productivity of Vigilance Regimes

Ana Ivasiuc, Eveline Dürr, and Catherine Whittaker

Vigilance is a highly productive yet understudied concept. Mobilized prevalently in research on security and surveillance, the concept has received little theoretical attention in a consistent manner. Some have signaled a certain taken

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Trust: Too much, too little, never just enough

Andrea Ballestero

-time control that follows globalised ideologies of just-in-time commodity and surveillance chains. The problem, as McKay shows, is that the urge for just-in-time information is plagued with the complications of, for example, the slowness of drug transportation

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When partners are suspect(s)

Trust, transparency, and racialised suspicion in global health infrastructures

Cal Biruk

, surveillance cameras, and roadblocks that aim to mitigate theft of sugar cane and equipment and prevent setting of malicious fires that destroy cane. An absence of trust between unequal actors shapes the plantation's very infrastructure and spatial arrangements

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The State of Emergency at Home

House Arrests, House Searches, and Intimacies in France

Flora Hergon

of religious “radicalization” 4 and were already under surveillance or reported by relatives, neighbors, colleagues, or public authorities as potentially dangerous after 13 November. 5 The article more specifically focuses on the 4,181 house

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COVID-19 and Uncertain Intimacy

State–Society Relations in Urban China and Beyond

Jialing Luo

of the pandemic in terms of both surveillance and service provision. Specifically, when nearly the entire country was under lockdown, the shequ workers were busy implementing a range of measures taken by the state. Their tasks generally included

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‘Out of touch’

University teachers’ negative engagements with technology during COVID-19

Jesper Aagaard, Maria Hvid Stenalt, and Neil Selwyn

presence and the webcam-related schism between surveillance and care. Background Taking a ‘constructively critical’ approach to educational technology In one sense, there is ample room for a critical approach to educational technology or ‘EdTech

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Special Issue Editorial Introduction: Entangling Data while Entangling Disciplines

Discussing the Future of Anthropological Collaborations with Data Scientists

Roberta Raffaetà, Giovanna Santanera, and Francesca Esposito

critical insights about their production and implementation. They have addressed the effects of algorithmic automation (e.g. increasing surveillance, inequality exacerbation, new forms of discrimination) and conducted fieldwork among data scientists in

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The Insecure Migrant

Honduran Migration to New Orleans and the Rationalization of Risk

Deniz Daser

context of a Honduran state that has in recent decades showcased both neoliberal and authoritarian tendencies ( Alvarez 2019 ; Fasquelle 2011 ; Frank 2018 ; Hasemann Lara 2022 ; Pine 2019 ) 4 and the United States’ ever-expanding surveillance and