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Surveillance and Space
Surveillance and Space

This chapter outlines the relational conception of space that underpins the book’s politico-geographical engagement with surveillance. Again, I place centrally the concepts of mediation and mediators, which together form an analytical lens through which to approach space in its co-constitutive, mediated and mediating relationship to power, or to surveillance more specifically. In doing so, the chapter brings together Lefebvre’s conception of (social) space and Raffestin’s geographical approach to mediation and power. Building on my previous comments, this discussion rounds off my pursuit of the conceptual grounds on which to approach surveillance as a mode of power that interacts with space.

Space And Social Action

It is impossible to overstate the impact of Lefebvre’s ground-breaking The Production of Space (1991) on socio-spatial ...

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