CAST 312 - Cultures of Surveillance
Semester Offered: Second Semester
Credits: 4 credits
Attribute: 4HU, CD, WADV
From CCTV to biometric scans, surveillance is an omnipresent force in the United States. Far from an Orwellian world initiated by 9/11, racial, gender, sexual and socio-economic factors have long facilitated the integration of surveillance technologies into modern life. Taking an intersectional approach, this course examines the historically unequal impacts of surveillance technologies on bodies, social relations and public spaces. In addition, we will explore how artists, writers, and other cultural activists from marginalized communities have worked within or contested these technologies to reimagine acts of looking. Student research projects will produce a digital archive of surveillance cultures.
Enrollment Limit: 12
Instructor: W. Kozol
Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
Prerequisites & Notes: CAST 100, 200 or equivalent.
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