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[liberationtech] "Digital Citizenship and Surveillance Society": New Special Section published in the International Journal of Communication

Arne Hintz HintzA at cardiff.ac.uk
Thu Feb 16 08:33:10 PST 2017


"Digital Citizenship and Surveillance Society": New Special Section published in the International Journal of Communication

The revelations by whistleblower Edward Snowden have transformed our understanding of digital communication. Providing unprecedented insights into Internet and telecommunications surveillance, they pointed us to the ways in which the 'datafication' of increasing aspects of our lives have become central to governance and control.  What, then, are the implications of ubiquitous surveillance for digital citizenship?  How should we understand the actions of citizens in a monitored and datafied environment? In what ways do power relations between citizens and the state shift ― and with what avenues for intervention?

Guest-edited by Arne Hintz, Lina Dencik, Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Michael Rogers and Ian Brown, this Special Section on Digital Citizenship and Surveillance Society discusses the state of digital citizenship in the aftermath of the Snowden revelations, based on findings from a two-year UK-based research project. A first group of contributors present project results on the implications of the Snowden leaks for journalism, public knowledge, possibilities for dissent, technological infrastructure, and regulatory frameworks. A second group ― renowned scholars from the fields of surveillance, media and journalism studies, as well as representatives of civil society organizations ― situate these findings in current developments in datafied societies. Together, the articles present a comprehensive analysis of the consequences of the Snowden leaks, and they re-think digital citizenship in a post-Snowden world.

The Special Section is available as part of volume 11 of the International Journal of Communication: http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/issue/view/13. It includes the following articles:

Digital Citizenship and Surveillance Society – Editorial Introduction<http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/5521>
Arne Hintz, Lina Dencik, Karin Wahl-Jorgensen

The Normalization of Surveillance and the Invisibility of Digital Citizenship: Media Debates After the Snowden Revelations<http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/5523>
Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Lucy Bennett, Gregory Taylor

The Advent of Surveillance Realism: Public Opinion and Activist Responses to the Snowden Leaks<http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/5524>
Lina Dencik, Jonathan Cable

Enabling Digital Citizenship? The Reshaping of Surveillance Policy After Snowden<http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/5522>
Arne Hintz, Ian Brown

The Snowden Disclosures, Technical Standards and the Making of Surveillance Infrastructures<http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/5525>
Michael Rogers, Grace Eden

Surveillance Culture, Ethics and Digital Citizenship<http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/5527>
David Lyon

Citizen Snowden<http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/5642>
Engin Isin, Evelyn Ruppert

The Snowden Revelations and the Networked Fourth Estate<http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/5526>
Adrienne Russell, Silvio Waisbord

To Pre-Empt a Thief<http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/6308>
Mark Andrejevic

What Changed After Snowden? A U.S. Perspective ― Commentary<http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/6733>
Ben Wizner

Compromising Over Technology, Security, and Privacy ― Commentary<http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/6825>
Gus Hosein


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Dr Arne Hintz
Senior Lecturer | Director MA Digital Media and Society
Co-Director Data Justice Lab
School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies | Cardiff University
Bute Building, King Edward VII Avenue | Cardiff CF10 3NB
Email: HintzA at cardiff.ac.uk | Tel: +44 (0)29 208 76281 | Twitter: @arne_hz
Fellow | Center for Media, Data and Society | Central European University
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