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Dark matters : on the surveillance of blackness

Simone Browne (Author)
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 array of archival and contemporary texts, she demonstrates how surveillance reifies boundaries, borders, and bodies around racial lines.
Print Book, English, 2015
Duke University Press, Durham, 2015
ix, 213 pages : illustrations ; 15 cm
9780822359197, 9780822359388, 9780822375302, 0822359197, 0822359383, 0822375303
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