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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SPA3003: Data Justice and Surveillance Capitalism

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Agamben, G. (1998) Homo Sacer: Sovereign power and bare life. Stanford University Press.

Arendt, H. (1958) The Human Condition. Chicago University Press.

 _______ (1977) Between Past and Future. New York: Penguin Books.

Butler, J. (2009), Precarious Life: The Powers of Mourning and Violence. London: Verso.

Correa-Cabreara, G. (2017) Los Zetas Inc.: Criminal Corporations, Energy, and Civil War in Mexico. Austin: University of Texas Press.

Foucault, M. (2003[1975- 76]) Society Must Be Defended. New York: Picador.

Hansen, T & Stepputat, F. (2005, eds.), Sovereign Bodies: Citizens, Migrants and States in the Postcolonial World, Princeton University Press, Princeton and Oxford.

Haraway, D. (1989) Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective, Feminist Studies, 14 (3): 575 – 599

Jasanoff, S. (2005) Designs on Nature: Science and Democracy in Europe and the United States, Princeton University Press.

Krasner, S. (199) Sovereignty: Organized Hypocrisy. Princeton University Press.

Kent, M. (2008) The Making of Customary Territories: Social Change at the Intersection of State and Indigenous Territorial Politics on Lake Titicaca, Peru. JLAC- Anthropology. 13 (2):283–310

Latour B. (2018) Down to Earth: Politics in the New Climatic Regime. Polity. Cambridge, UK

Lenton,T & Latour, B. (2018) Gaia 2.0. Science. 361, 6407:1066-1068

Leonelli, S. (2019) Data — from objects to assets. Nature574:317-320

Michaels, M.(2017) Destroying Iphones: Feral Science & the antithetical citizen. PUS 25 (6): 73144

Morozov, E (2018) Reasserting cyber sovereignty: how states are taking back control. The Observer.

Nash, N & Lewis, A. (2006) Overcoming Obstacles to Ecological Citizenship, in Dobson, A. & Bell, D.(eds) (2006) Environmental Citizenship. MIT Press: Cambridge, USA.

Parkin, D. (2019) Facebook announces launch of Libra cryptocurrency to take on bitcoin. The Daily Telegraph Online, [last accessed 19th of June 2019]

Pasquale, F. (2017) From Territorial to Functional Sovereignty: The Case of Amazon. Law & Political Economy, December 6

Philpott, D. (2016) "Sovereignty", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Edward N. Zalta (ed.)

Schwartz-Marín, E & Restrepo, E. 2013. Biocoloniality, governance, and the protection of ‘genetic identities’ in Mexico and Colombia, Sociology 47 (5): 993-1010

Zuboff, S. (2015) Big other: surveillance capitalism and the prospects of an information civilization. Journal of Information Technology. 30 (1): 75-89.