From sexualized selfies and hidden camera documentaries to the bouncers monitoring patrons at Australian nightclubs, the ubiquity of contemporary surveillance goes far beyond the National Security Agency’s bulk data collection or the proliferation of security cameras on every corner.
Expanding the Gaze is a collection of important new empirical and theoretical works that demonstrate the significance of the gendered dynamics of surveillance. Bringing together contributors from criminology, sociology, communication studies, and women’s studies, the eleven essays in the volume suggest that we cannot properly understand the implications of the rapid expansion of surveillance practices today without paying close attention to its gendered nature. Together, they constitute a timely interdisciplinary contribution to the development of feminist surveillance studies.
About the authors
Emily van der Meulen is an associate professor in the Department of Criminology at Ryerson University. Her co-edited books include Red Light Labour: Sex Work Regulation, Agency, and Resistance and Expanding the Gaze: Gender and the Politics of Surveillance.
Robert Heynen is a sessional assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies at York University.
Other titles by Emily van der Meulen
Confronting Criminalization in Canada
Making Surveillance States
From Suffragette to Homesteader
Exploring British and Canadian Colonial Histories and Women’s Politics through Memoir
Red Light Labour
Sex Work Regulation, Agency, and Resistance
Gender, Law & Justice
Experience, Advocacy, and Research on Sex Work in Canada