Virtual Surveillance and Youth Mobilities

Authors: Candice Wilfong*,
Topics: Cultural Geography, Social Geography, Urban Geography
Keywords: virtual mobilities, youth, urban surveillance
Session Type: Paper
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Urban neighborhoods are increasingly managed through virtual and data surveillance technologies. Parallel to the the growth of this trend is the expectation that citizens willingly participate within these systems by reporting on suspicious persons and activities. This presentation draws on mobility studies as well as carceral and virtual geographies to investigate how online neighborhood watch groups categorize youth neighborhood mobility and how citizens' understandings of bodies in motion are then taken up as data for future population control.

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