Special Issue for Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies: Being In/Human: Normativity, Precarity, and Relationality
Throughout the past decade, scholars in critical race, queer, disability, and animal studies such as…
Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies latest special issue “Surveillance” is ready to read online, http://bit.ly/semonline524
Today, Surveillance is a pervasive, onerous, and deeply troubling feature of every day life. Phone calls, financial transactions, computer usage, gaming, and consumer behavior are tracked, stored, analyzed, and instrumentalized in the service of an array of political and economic interests. The use of invasive surveillance technologies and measures has undermined our understanding of the private and public spheres, compelling us to reconfigure notions of publicity and privacy, freedom of expression, security, individual rights, and collective interests.
In the light of these recent developments, this theme Seminar issue probes the dynamics between psychological, social, cultural, ethical, and aesthetic dimensions of surveillance in German-speaking literature, film, media, and the arts.
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