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Surveillance and embodiment: dispositifs of capture

French, M.; Smith, G. J. D.


This article provides an introduction to a special issue of Body & Society that explores the surveillance--embodiment nexus. It accentuates both the prevalence and consequence of bodies being increasingly converted into ‘objects of information’ by surveillance technologies and systems. We begin by regarding the normalcy of body monitoring in contemporary life, illustrating how a plurality of biometric scanners operate to intermediate the physical surfaces and subjective depths of bodies in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Body & Society
DOI: 10.1177/1357034X16643169


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