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[Commlist] new book: Making Surveillance States: Transnational Histories

Wed Oct 02 09:44:07 GMT 2019

  ** New Book Announcement **

*Making Surveillance States: Transnational Histories*
Edited by Robert Heynen and Emily van der Meulen

/Making Surveillance States/ opens up new and exciting perspectives on how systems of state surveillance developed over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Taking a transnational approach, the book challenges us to rethink the presumed novelty of contemporary surveillance practices, while developing critical analyses of the ways in which state surveillance has profoundly shaped the emergence of contemporary societies.____

To order the book, or request a desk copy for course consideration, go here: _



Foreword, By David Lyon

1) Unpacking State Surveillance: Histories, Theories, and Global Contexts
By Emily van der Meulen and Robert Heynen____

*Section One: Medical, Disease, and Health Surveillance*____

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2) “Coolie” Control: State Surveillance and the Labour of Disinfection across the Late Victorian British Empire
By Jacob Steere-Williams

3) Surveillance, Medicine, and the Misterios de la Naturaleza: Campaigns to “Cure” Deafness in Late Nineteenth-Century Mexico City
By Holly Caldwell

4) “Masquerading as a Woman”: The South African Disguises Acts and the Ghosts of Apartheid
By B Camminga

*Section Two: Identification, Regulation, and Colonial Rule*

5) The Penal Surveillant Assemblage: Attainder and Tickets of Leave in Nineteenth-Century Colonial Australia
By Ian Warren and Darren Palmer

6) Controlling Transnational Asian Mobilities: A Comparison of Documentary Systems in Australia and South Africa, 1890s to 1940s
By Uma Dhupelia-Mesthrie and Margaret Allen

7) Bodies as Risky Resources: Japan’s Colonial Identification Systems in Northeast China
By Midori Ogasawara

8) A State of Exception: Frameworks and Institutions of Israeli Surveillance of Palestinians, 1948–1967
By Ahmad H. Sa’di

*Section Three: State Security, Policing, and Dissent*

9) Dossierveillance in Communist Romania: Collaboration with the Securitate, 1945–1989
By Cristina Plamadeala

10) The FBI and the American Friends Service Committee: Surveilling United States Religious Expression in the Cold War Era
By Kathryn Montalbano

11) “When under Surveillance, Always Put on a Good Show”: Representations of Surveillance in the United States Underground Press, 1968–1972
By Elisabetta Rerrari and John Remensperger

12) “That’s Not a Conversation That Belongs to the Museum”: The (In)visibility of Surveillance History at Police Museums in Ontario, Canada
By Matthew Ferguson, Justin Piché, and Kevin Walby____

Afterword, By Simone Browne

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