Call for Papers for two sessions on Surveillance and Society.
Event: International Sociological Association World Congress of Sociology to be held 11-17 July 2010 in Gothenburg, Sweden. (Open to non-sociologists.)
Session 1: Surveillance and Popular Culture
This session will analyze overlaps between popular media representations of surveillance and actual surveillance practices. Attention will be given to the role of media in translating public concerns over new surveillance systems and the influence of media upon the development and deployment of surveillance systems more generally.
Session 2: Local Manifestations of Global Surveillance
This session will explore cultural and regional differences in what might be considered to be global surveillance practices. Particular attention will be given to the development of public-private partnerships and the ongoing privatization of surveillance and security.
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: 1 December 2009
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: 4 May 2010
SUBMISSION PROCESS: Send a paper title and 250-word abstracts to Torin Monahan and David Lyon by 1 December 2009.
For more information on the ISA event: http://www.isa-sociology.org/congress2010/index.htm
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