Sensing In/Security

Author(s)
Nina Klimburg-Witjes, Nikolaus Pöchhacker, Geoffrey C. Bowker
Abstract

Sensing In/Security is a book project that investigates how sensors and sensing practices enact regimes of security and insecurity. It extends long standing concerns with infrastructuring and emergent modes of surveillance and securitization by investigating how digitally networked sensors shape practices of securitization. Contributions in this volume engage with the ways in which sensing devices gain political and epistemic relevance in various forms of security, from border security and migration control to drone regulation, epidemiological tracking, aerial surveillance and hacking practices.
Using infrastructure and infrastructuring as a conceptual lens, these studies explore the conditions of possibility of sensing threats and in/security, rendering multiple worlds tangible and (sometimes even more importantly) intangible. Instead of solely focusing on the specific sensory devices and their consequences, this collection engages with the emergence of sensor infrastructures and networks and the shaping of such ‘macro entities’ as international organizations, states and the European Union.

Organisation(s)
Department of Science and Technology Studies
DOI
https://doi.org/10.28938/9781912729050
Publication date
2021
Peer reviewed
Yes
Austrian Fields of Science 2012
509025 Technology studies, 509024 Security research, 509017 Social studies of science
Keywords
Portal url
https://ucris.univie.ac.at/portal/en/publications/sensing-insecurity(5cf2917c-08cf-4cca-b982-582ee36938c8).html