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Dark matters : on the surveillance of blackness

Author: Simone Browne
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simone Browne
ISBN: 9780822359197 0822359197 9780822359388 0822359383 0822375303 9780822375302
OCLC Number: 895338023
Description: ix, 213 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction, and other dark matters --
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.
Responsibility: Simone Browne.

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Simone Browne shows how racial ideologies and the long history of policing black bodies under transatlantic slavery structure contemporary surveillance technologies and practices. Analyzing a wide  Read more...

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