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The Resource Dark matters : on the surveillance of blackness, Simone Browne

Dark matters : on the surveillance of blackness, Simone Browne

Label
Dark matters : on the surveillance of blackness
Title
Dark matters
Title remainder
on the surveillance of blackness
Statement of responsibility
Simone Browne
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Dark Matters Simone Browne locates the conditions of blackness as a key site through which surveillance is practiced, narrated, and resisted. She shows how contemporary surveillance technologies and practices are informed by the long history of racial formation and by the methods of policing black life under slavery, such as branding, runaway slave notices, and lantern laws. Placing surveillance studies into conversation with the archive of transatlantic slavery and its afterlife, Browne draws from black feminist theory, sociology, and cultural studies to analyze texts as diverse as the methods of surveilling blackness she discusses: from the design of the eighteenth-century slave ship Brooks, Jeremy Bentham's Panopticon, and The Book of Negroes, to contemporary art, literature, biometrics, and post-9/11 airport security practices. Surveillance, Browne asserts, is both a discursive and material practice that reifies boundaries, borders, and bodies around racial lines, so much so that the surveillance of blackness has long been, and continues to be, a social and political norm"--Publisher description
Cataloging source
NcD/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Browne, Simone
Dewey number
305.896/073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.86
LC item number
.B76 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Blacks
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Electronic surveillance
  • Government information
  • Förenta staterna
  • Kanada
  • African Americans
  • Blacks
  • Electronic surveillance
  • Government information
  • Race relations
  • Canada
  • United States
  • Schwarze
  • Soziale Situation
  • Überwachung
  • Nordamerika
  • Svarta
  • Afro-amerikaner
  • Rasrelationer
Label
Dark matters : on the surveillance of blackness, Simone Browne
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-202) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Notes on surveillance studies : through the door of no return -- "Everybody's got a little light under the sun" : the making of the Book of Negroes -- B®anding blackness : biometric technology and the surveillance of blackness -- "What did TSA find in Solange's fro"? : security theater at the airport -- Epilogue : when blackness enters the frame
Control code
895338023
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 213 pages
Isbn
9780822359388
Lccn
2015012563
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
12356127
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)895338023
Label
Dark matters : on the surveillance of blackness, Simone Browne
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-202) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Notes on surveillance studies : through the door of no return -- "Everybody's got a little light under the sun" : the making of the Book of Negroes -- B®anding blackness : biometric technology and the surveillance of blackness -- "What did TSA find in Solange's fro"? : security theater at the airport -- Epilogue : when blackness enters the frame
Control code
895338023
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 213 pages
Isbn
9780822359388
Lccn
2015012563
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
12356127
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)895338023

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