Surveillance, Social Sorting and the Reproduction of Inequality

Wednesday, July 16, 2014: 8:30 AM-10:20 AM
Room: Booth 43
RC14 Sociology of Communication, Knowledge and Culture (host committee)

Language: English

Surveillance, seen as systematic attention to personal details for management purposes, reinforces social divisions through both government and commercial practices. While government uses risk management knowledge to seek security, corporations use opportunity management knowledge to create consumers. In each case, social and other inequalities tend to be reproduced. Papers are welcomed on surveillance in relation to the congress theme in RC14: "Culture and Communication in Today’s Unequal World."
Session Organizers:
David LYON, Queen's University, Canada and Torin MONAHAN, University of North Carolina, USA
Anti Doping Code and Controls: Social Sorting For Fair Play? (Oral Presentation)
Nils ZURAWSKI, University of Hamburg, Germany

Placemaking: Inequality By Accident or By Design (Oral Presentation)
Oscar GANDY, University of Pennsylvania, USA

It's Hard out There for a Girl: Online Surveillance of the Female Body on Social Media (Oral Presentation)
Valerie STEEVES, University of Ottawa, Canada; Jane BAILEY, University of Ottawa, Canada

Footage Surveillance, Social Sorting and Crime Narratives (Oral Presentation)
Nelson ARTEAGA BOTELLO, Fac Latinoamericana Ciencias Sociales, Mexico

Punitive Pedagogy and the Political Economy of the Surveillance School (Oral Presentation)
Emmeline TAYLOR, Australian National University, Australia

Unequal Distribution of Surveillance: Data Processing of Nuclear Workers in Japan (Oral Presentation)
Midori OGASAWARA, Queen's University, Canada

Risk Management: The Effects of Militarization and Surveillance within the Canadian Context (Distributed Paper)
Mohammed M. MASOODI, Queen's University, Canada