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Title:ASR Forum on surveillance in Africa: politics, histories, techniques
Editors:Donovan, Kevin P.
Frowd, Philippe M.
Martin, Aaron K.
Year:2016
Periodical:African Studies Review (ISSN 1555-2462)
Volume:59
Issue:2
Pages:31-182
Language:English
Geographic terms:Subsaharan Africa
Niger
Rwanda
Kenya
South Sudan
Senegal
South Africa
Subjects:intelligence services
social control
police
passports
private security services
Link:https://doi.org/10.1017/asr.2016.35
Abstract:This issue contains an ASR Forum on surveillance, which analyzes the political implications of identification and observation across the continent. It pays attention to different forms of surveillance, by the State, by peers, by sattelite, or by corporations, in various African settings. Contributions: Surveillance in Niger: gendarmes and the problem of 'seeing things' (Mirco Göpfert); 'Mundane sights' of power: the history of social monitoring and its subversion in Rwanda (Andrea Purdeková); 'Money is your government': refugees, mobility, and unstable documents in Kenya's Operation Usalama Watch (Sophia Balakian); 'We are not a failed State, we make the best passports': South Sudan and biometric modernity (Ferenc David Markó); Tightly packed: disciplinary power, the UNODC, and the Container Control Programme in Dakar (Adam Sandor); 'Surveillance of the surveillers': regulation of the private security industry in South Africa and Kenya (Tessa Diphoorn). Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in English and French. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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