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Introducing the Special Issue “Rethinking Surveillance: Theories, Discourses, Structures, and Practices”

Introducing the Special Issue “Rethinking Surveillance: Theories, Discourses, Structures, and... Philos. Technol. (2017) 30:5–7 DOI 10.1007/s13347-016-0237-z EDITORIAL NOTES Introducing the Special Issue BRethinking Surveillance: Theories, Discourses, Structures, and Practices^ 1 1 Samantha Adams & Nadezhda Purtova Received: 12 September 2016 /Accepted: 19 September 2016 /Published online: 5 October 2016 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2016 Surveillance theories and discourses develop in parallel with surveillance structures and practices. To observe and reflect on these developments in the context of health was one of the purposes of the 2015 edition of the conference BTILTing perspectives. Under observation,^ hosted by Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society. The conference brought together eHealth and surveillance studies—two hitherto unrelated streams of scholarship interested in observation—in order to inspire cross-fertilization between the two fields. Upon reflection on the conference results, it seemed natural to continue to look further into how other contexts beyond eHealth can bring new insights into the legal, ethical, and social meanings of being Bunder observation^ and further lead to Brethinking surveillance.^ In practically all social sectors, there has been a significant increase in technologies and structures that enable various types of actors to monitor the everyday activities of individuals and groups. The resulting notion that people are continuously Bunder observation^ has multiple http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Philosophy & Technology Springer Journals

Introducing the Special Issue “Rethinking Surveillance: Theories, Discourses, Structures, and Practices”

Philosophy & Technology , Volume 30 (1) – Oct 5, 2016

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Copyright © 2016 by Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
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Philosophy; Philosophy of Technology
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2210-5433
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Philos. Technol. (2017) 30:5–7 DOI 10.1007/s13347-016-0237-z EDITORIAL NOTES Introducing the Special Issue BRethinking Surveillance: Theories, Discourses, Structures, and Practices^ 1 1 Samantha Adams & Nadezhda Purtova Received: 12 September 2016 /Accepted: 19 September 2016 /Published online: 5 October 2016 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2016 Surveillance theories and discourses develop in parallel with surveillance structures and practices. To observe and reflect on these developments in the context of health was one of the purposes of the 2015 edition of the conference BTILTing perspectives. Under observation,^ hosted by Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society. The conference brought together eHealth and surveillance studies—two hitherto unrelated streams of scholarship interested in observation—in order to inspire cross-fertilization between the two fields. Upon reflection on the conference results, it seemed natural to continue to look further into how other contexts beyond eHealth can bring new insights into the legal, ethical, and social meanings of being Bunder observation^ and further lead to Brethinking surveillance.^ In practically all social sectors, there has been a significant increase in technologies and structures that enable various types of actors to monitor the everyday activities of individuals and groups. The resulting notion that people are continuously Bunder observation^ has multiple

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Philosophy & TechnologySpringer Journals

Published: Oct 5, 2016

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