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Revista Polis e Psique

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PEDRO, Rosa Maria Leite Ribeiro; SZAPIRO, Ana Maria  and  RHEINGANTZ, Paulo Afonso. Surveillance dispositifs and cities: technology, politics and everyday life. Rev. Polis Psique [online]. 2015, vol.5, n.3, pp.26-44. ISSN 2238-152X.

Large urban centres are currently experiencing a proliferation of surveillance dispositifs in many aspects of everyday life, usually deployed in situations associated with security issues. The press-ing urgency to deal with the serious problems arising from a lack of security has called for inter-ventions which often look to surveillance dispositifs as the main palliative for preventing and even fighting urban disorder, violence and crime. Thus, this paper discusses the question of the widening application of surveillance dispositifs and their effect on the city. We problematise the manner in which these dispositifs are being applied as the principal alternative for social control and the prevention of violence and criminality. We also analyse these dispositifs as interventions which reconfigure the city and produce new urban realities which modify us and our quotidian.

Keywords : Surveillance Dispositifs; Technology; Cities.

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