This advanced undergraduate course provides an overview of surveillance studies, an emerging field in the social sciences that aims to analyze the relationships among surveillance technologies, the organizations and people that interact with them, the collection and flows of personal data, and related sociological factors. The course looks at how the Panopticon has shaped thinking about surveillance, and how the field of surveillance studies has worked through and beyond this metaphor to better research, analyze, and understand surveillance. It also covers various practical dimensions of surveillance in the everyday/everynight lives of people in contemporary societies.
Special Topics- Surveillance and Society
Criminal Justice / Sociology
Criminal Justice/Homeland Security
Monday, March 12, 2018 to Friday, July 13, 2018