publication . Other literature type . Article . 2019

Ambient Surveillance: How Care-for-control Emerges across Diasporic Social Media

Deirdre McKay;
Open Access
  • Published: 28 Mar 2019
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
This article demonstrates how social control in the Filipino diaspora now works through social media surveillance, brokering exchanges of care between activists, on the one hand, and migrants, on the other. Taking care as the ‘pursuit of connections’ (Yates-Doerr, 2014), I outline the history of care-for-control exchanges between migrants and leftist activists. Setting out the cultural norms for reciprocity that shape Filipino expectations for care and political allegiance, I explore how they have travelled within the diaspora. I describe the emergence of ‘ambient surveillance’ – ubiquitous and middle-distance mutual observation that pervades everyday diasporic ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Archaeology, Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous), Anthropology, H1, HT
Related Organizations
Communities
Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage
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