Surveillance, children and childhood (Editorial)

Steeves, V. and Jones, O. (2010) Surveillance, children and childhood (Editorial). Surveillance & Society, 7 (3/4). pp. 187-191. ISSN 1477-7487 Available from:

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Editorial. 1st paragraph. In a sense, to be a child is to be under surveillance. Parents watch their children to keep them safe and to correct their behaviour. Teachers keep an eye on students to enforce classroom rules and to maintain discipline. Managers of shopping malls and many other semi-public places use a variety of methods to keep young people under control in order to maintain those spaces for adult usage, sensibilities and consumption. Depending on age, which is critical in this context, it can be argued that surveillance as care is a necessary condition of nurturing and educating children and young people.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:children, childhood, surveillance, adulthood
ID Code:15963
Deposited By: O. Jones
Deposited On:08 Nov 2011 16:29
Last Modified:02 Dec 2016 22:19

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