Surveillance, Technology, and Capitalism

LIT 700S

This class will explore the role of surveillance and technologies of monitoring and control in the world today. We will engage with debates about panopticism and privacy; social media and algorithimic amplification; e-commerce, data harvesting and platform capitalism; cyborgization and human/nonhuman configurations; labor rights and social protest under regimes of corporate and state surveillance; and changing assemblages of race, gender, citizenship and identity. Readings will range across feminist, Marxism and post-Marxism, STS, ethnographic explorations of precarity and the new economy, and literatures about digitality, finance, and biopolitics.
Cross-Listed As
  • CULANTH 700S
  • SOCIOL 700S
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