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Part II: Spatial Logics of Surveillance

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Spatial Logics of Surveillance
Spatial Logics of Surveillance

If we are to explore and question the ways in which surveillance is bound up with space, we need to develop an appropriate vocabulary to do so. Essentially exploratory and programmatic in ambition, this second part of the book takes up this task. In so doing, my aim is to start laying the terminological grounds for a possible political geography of surveillance.

Here, I critically discuss three levels of terminology. The first is the vocabulary of points, lines and planes, together with derived notions such as nodes, networks and rings (Chapter 5). The second is the terminology of Foucauldian ‘spatial problems’, distinguishing between fixity, enclosure and internal organization on the one hand, and flexibility, openness and circulations on ...

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