Security and Surveillance session at AAG 2012


Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, 24-28 February 2012, New York

Geographies of Security and Surveillance

Convened by David Murakami Wood, Queen’s University, Ontario, and Steve Graham, Newcastle University UK.

This session will provide a space for the discussion of the growing interest in geographies of security and surveillance. We welcome submissions on any aspect of this broad area, but would particularly encourage papers on:

  • International comparative studies of security and surveillance
  • The political economy of security and surveillance
  • Surveillance, intelligence and the ‘war on terror’
  • The globalization, reterritorialization and rescaling of security and surveillance
  • Critiques of dominant theorizations of security and surveillance, and new directions from / in geography
  • Emerging geographies of surveillance and security, e.g. social networks, online gameworlds etc.
  • Historical geographies of security and surveillance
  • Security, surveillance and culture
  • Geographies of openness, transparency and exteriority
  • Geographies of closure, privacy and interiority

Potential presenters should first register for the meeting at:

They should then send their name, affiliation, conference ID number, and a 250-word abstract to David Murakami Wood

The deadline for submission is: 21st September 2011

Successful submitters will be notified before 28th September 2011, when the full session will be submitted to the AAG