Making Things Stick: Surveillance Technologies and Mexico’s War on Crime

With Mexico’s War on Crime as the backdrop, Making Things Stick offers an innovative analysis of how surveillance technologies impact governance in the global society. More than just tools to monitor ordinary people, surveillance technologies are imagined by government officials as a way to reform t...

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Main Author: Guzik, Keith
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Oakland, California University of California Press 2016
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Collection: OAPEN - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:With Mexico’s War on Crime as the backdrop, Making Things Stick offers an innovative analysis of how surveillance technologies impact governance in the global society. More than just tools to monitor ordinary people, surveillance technologies are imagined by government officials as a way to reform the national state by focusing on the material things—cellular phones, automobiles, human bodies—that can enable crime. In describing the challenges that the Mexican government has encountered in implementing this novel approach to social control, Keith Guzik presents surveillance technologies as a sign of state weakness rather than strength and as an opportunity for civic engagement rather than retreat.
Physical Description:270
ISBN:9780520284043
9780520959705