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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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La Police de l'Air

Amateur Radio and the Politics of Aural Surveillance in France, 1921-1940

Derek W. Vaillant

As France wrestles over the uses and societal impact of digital media and the Internet, it is instructive to recall another era of communications innovation, namely the introduction of interwar radio to the French public, and the government's reaction to controversial applications by the citizenry. Recent scholarship has underscored the importance of interwar radio broadcasting to France and its territories. Less explored, however, is the work of amateur user/developers who shaped the radio medium as an instrument of speaking, as well as listening. Determined to manage applications of radio, the French Interior Ministry formed a Police de l'Air to monitor France's airwaves, including the activities of amateur radio users (i.e., hams), whose lawful (and sometimes unlawful) use of point-to-point and broadcast communication had begun to significantly disrupt the government's effort to dictate the future forms and uses of radio. Against a backdrop of political crisis and attempts to manage print and electronic communication and dissent, the skirmishes between the Police de l'Air and amateur radio users reveal historical aspects of contemporary debates over use, access, and qualifications to speak and be heard in mediated cultural and political settings.

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Investigation, Examination, Control, and Anxiety

Brian Bergen-Aurand

here is one of how screens and bodies are brought together through surveillance (visual and otherwise), how surveillance hails the body to attend to it (beckons us to catch a glimpse of here or there) even as it hides itself from the body, working to be

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Counter-Narratives, Retellings and Redrawings

The articles in this issue range over work from Belgium, France, Italy, Spain and England, and over diverse subject matter: children escaping repressive adult surveillance, memories of war, the clash of ideas among dinner-party guests, 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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Reclaiming the streets

Black urban insurgency and antisocial security in twenty-first-century Philadelphia

Jeff Maskovsky

argue, as an effort to reclaim urban public space, albeit fleetingly, for those who have been labeled as “undesirable,” “pathological,” or a “threat” to Philadelphia’s future and who have thus been targeted by the city’s policing, surveillance, and legal

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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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Émigrés and Migrations during the French Revolution

Identities, Economics, Social Exchanges, and Humanitarianism

Lloyd Kramer

state bureaucracies, mass conscription armies, centralized monetary and taxation systems, nationwide legal codes and police surveillance, carefully orchestrated public rituals, and new plans for public education. Although historians continue to debate

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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