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Who's watching? : daily practices of surveillance among contemporary families

Author: Margaret K Nelson; Anita Ilta Garey
Publisher: Nashville, Tenn. : Vanderbilt University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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US and Canadian sociologists, women's scholars, and other social scientists report from the overlap between surveillance studies and family sociology at the historical moment when individual and family privacy are being re-evaluated, and debates around individual rights and government and social good are more than usually contentious. They describe how other family members, neighbors, bosses and workmates,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret K Nelson; Anita Ilta Garey
ISBN: 9780826516725 0826516726 9780826516718 0826516718
OCLC Number: 297222584
Description: xv, 298 pages ; 27 cm
Contents: "Nested responsibility" and the monitoring of children and parents in family court / Anita Ilta Garey --
"Where are you and what are you doing?" : familial back-up work as a collateral consequence of house arrest / William G. Staples --
Bring it on home : home drug testing and the relocation of the war on drugs / Dawn Moore and Kevin D. Haggerty --
Interracial surveillance and biological privilege : adoptive families in the public eye / Heather Jacobson --
Playground panopticism : ring-around-the-children, a pocketful of women / Holly Blackford --
"I saw your nanny" : gossip and shame in the surveillance of child care / Margaret K. Nelson --
The social impact of amniocentesis / Rayna Rapp --
Turning strangers into kin : half siblings and anonymous donors / Rosanna Hertz --
The powers of parental observation : constructing networks of care / Karen V. Hansen --
"Show me you can be a father" : maternal monitoring and recruitment of fathers for involvement in low-income families / Kevin Roy and Linda M. Burton --
Watching children : describing the use of baby monitors on Epinions.com / Margaret K. Nelson --
Policing gender boundaries : parental monitoring of preschool children's gender nonconformity / Emily W. Kane --
"I trust them but I don't trust them" : issues and dilemmas in monitoring teenagers / Demie Kurz --
The electronic tether : communication and parental monitoring during the college years / Barbara K. Hofer [and others].
Other Titles: Daily practices of surveillance among contemporary families
Responsibility: edited by Margaret K. Nelson and Anita Ilta Garey.

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Although sometimes family members engage in monitoring as an extension of governmental surveillance, they also monitor each other, other families, and their own borders to preserve norms about what a  Read more...

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