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Il realismo della sorveglianza e le politiche dell’immaginazione: non c’è alternativa? [translated by Philip di Salvo]

Dencik, Lina 2020. Il realismo della sorveglianza e le politiche dell’immaginazione: non c’è alternativa? [translated by Philip di Salvo]. Studies in Communication Sciences 19 (2) , pp. 173-188. 10.24434/j.scoms.2019.02.003

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Abstract

This article engages with the interplay between data-driven surveillance and contemporary social imaginaries, using research based on the aftermath of the Snowden leaks. Drawing on Mark Fisher’s use of the term “realism” in relation to capitalist realism, I advance the argument here that public debate and response to the Snowden leaks indicate a similar ‘‘pervasive atmosphere” that comes to regulate thought and action, in which the active normalization of surveillance infrastructures limits the possibilities of even imagining alternatives – a condition I describe as “surveillance realism”. In so doing, the article posits a way to reveal the contingency and construction of our current digital environment, advancing a critique suitable for an emancipatory politics.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Journalism, Media and Culture
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Language other than English: Italian
ISSN: 1424-4896
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 21 August 2020
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2020 14:00
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/134293

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