Carwyn Morris - Surveillance states: Surveillance, censorship & digital activism in contemporary China
|Starts:||12:30 10 Nov 2020|
|Ends:||13:30 10 Nov 2020|
|What is it:||Webinar|
|Organiser:||Manchester China Institute|
Webinar: This seminar considers the role of surveillance in contemporary Chinese society, how it structures and is structured by the spatial relations and examines various technologies of surveillance and the practices derived from surveillance. Focusing on events between 2017 - 2020, the seminar looks at the role of surveillance in the 2017 evictions of the 'low-end population' from Beijing, the role of surveillance in Covid-19 responses and the relationship between censorship and surveillance.
The surveillance examined includes corporate surveillance, state surveillance and neighbourhood surveillance, as well and the response to surveillance by those engaged in contentious political activity, with data from long-term ethnography conducted in Beijing and online since 2017.
Organisation: MCI, University of Manchester
Biography: Carwyn Morris is a Human Geographer who researches how surveillance and censorship are practiced and imagined, digital activism, mobility and migration and the production of digital territory
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