The course aims to introduce students to the emerging field of surveillance studies. By focusing on an exploration of the primary literature concerning recent development in surveillance theory students will be equipped to engage with sociological debates surrounding the spread of new surveillance technologies. In particular the course will explore how `surveillant solutions' have become a dominant form of governance in the 21st century by focusing on case studies of surveillance in particular contexts such as policing and criminal justice, health and welfare, the work place, and consumer behaviour.
||Level 3 options are research-driven and taught in smaller group tutorials in order to provide
innovative teaching within a learning environment that will encourage the active engagement of
students. Students will be expected to engage with primary material on the subject in weekly
tutorials. These tutorials will act as workshops where each student will be expected to read
some core literature, and then be allocated individual selected reading on particular aspects of
the topic which they will then present in class. The students will also have to construct a
portfolio as to how they are constructed as a surveillance subject and this will form a
presentation to the whole class.
|WebCT resources are available for this module
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