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Challenging the intersections of media and communication research: Terra incognita of surveillance studies
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Centre for HumanIT. Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication. (HumanIT)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8225-3447
2013 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This philosophical paper is an attempt of trying to map surveillance studies as a subfield within the media and communication studies research field, and to seek out boundaries, limitations, strengths, weaknesses, advantages and disadvantages of the currently conducted research. To be able to properly map out the subfield and mark important points within the landscape, the Journal of Surveillance & Society, a premier interdisciplinary and peer-reviewed journal in the field of surveillance, is chosen as a point of departure. Brief analysis of reiterating topics within the surveillance studies field is conducted based on journal's specialized issues and articles appearing in them. While providing the analysis of the frequent topics and thus mapping out the subfield, article same timely engages in the argumentative discussion of the missing points and aspects  believed to be in the need of fortification and wider coverage.

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Media and Communications
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Media and Communication Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-28502OAI: diva2:636928
ICA 2013: "Challenging Communication Research". ICA (International Communication Association), London, UK, 17-21 June 2013.
Available from: 2013-07-15 Created: 2013-07-15 Last updated: 2013-07-15Bibliographically approved

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