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The digital age is also a surveillance age. Today, computerized systems protect and manage our everyday life; the increasing number of surveillance cameras in public places, the computerized loyalty systems of the retail sector, geo-localized smart–phone applications, or smart traffic and navigation systems. Surveillance is nothing fundamentally new, and yet more and more questions are being asked:  • Who monitors whom, and how and why?  • How do surveillance techniques affect socio-spatial practices and relationships?  • How do they shape the fabrics of our cities, our mobilities, the spaces of the everyday?  • And what are the implications in terms of border control and the exercise of political power? Surveillance and Space responds to these modern questions by exploring the complex and varied interactions between ...

Conclusion: Towards a Political Geography of Surveillance
Conclusion: Towards a Political Geography of Surveillance

On differing empirically and conceptually informed grounds, the preceding chapters have studied and problematized the multiple and complex ways in which surveillance is bound up with space. This investigation has approached space as the object of surveillance (for example, in the case of video surveillance), as the tool and mediator of surveillance (as with walls or obstacles that affect particular surveillance operations), as the locus of surveillance (for example, when digital technologies are built into the material environment), and as the product of surveillance (from control rooms to public places affected by the exercise of surveillance). Studied examples of surveillance have ranged from events such as the 2008 European Football Championships in ...

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