Vol 15, No 2 (2017): Open Issue

We're delighted to present another packed issue covering a wide range of ground from surveillance theory and critique, through subjectivities and public opinion, to surveillance history. There are are also six book reviews, which are also available in one document here:
anonymous migrants waiting for food

Vol 15, No 1 (2017): Race, Communities and Informers

Migrants gather for a meal at a migrant day shelter in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico (Photo by Bryce Newell)


Vol 14, No 2 (2016): Surveillance and Performance

edited by Rachel Hall, Torin Monahan and Joshua Reeves

Vol 14, No 1 (2016): Open Issue

Featuring a debate on Police Body-Worn Cameras, which can be downloaded in full here:


Vol 13, No 3/4 (2015): Surveillance Assymetries and Ambiguities

Papers from the Surveillance Studies Network / Surveillance & Society Biennial Conference, Barcelona 2014.

Edited by Rosamunde van Brakel, Liliana Arroyo Moliner and Gemma Galdon Clavell

Surveillance and Security Intelligence After Snowden

Vol 13, No 2 (2015): Surveillance and Security Intelligence after Snowden (Part 1)

Surveillance and Security Intelligence After Snowden

Portrait of Edward Snowden via Wikimedia Commons, licensed from the Freedom of the Press Foundation, 2014, under a Creative Commons 4.0 International License.


Vol 13, No 1 (2015): Doing Surveillance Studies (2)

Edited by Sachil Singh, Harrison Smith and Scott Thompson


Vol 12, No 3 (2014): Surveillance, Gaming and Play

edited by Jennifer R. Whitson and Bart Simon

Vol 12, No 2 (2014): Big Data Surveillance

edited by Mark Andrejevic and Kelly Gates

Vol 12, No 1 (2014): Open Issue

This issue includes a debate section based around Kevin Macnish's article, Just Surveillance?. The full text of this debate and all the responses can be downloaded as one file here.

This section was edited by Laura Huey, and it will sadly be her last as S&S Debates Editor. We would like to thank her very much for her excellent work, and also welcome our new Debates Editor, Randy Lippert.

Vol 11, No 4 (2014): Surveillance and Sport

Edited by Ian Warren and Nils Zurawski.


Vol 11, No 1/2 (2013): Surveillance Futures

Edited by Kirstie Ball, Clive Norris and David Murakami Wood.

This is a double issue featuring both papers from open submission and papers originally presented at the 5th Biannual Surveillance Studies Network / Surveillance & Society Conference, 'Watch This Space? Surveillance Futures', organized by Kirstie Ball, Ben Goold, Nicky Green, Clive Norris and Charles Raab.


Vol 10, No 3/4 (2012): Open Issue

This double issue is the final issue in the first decade of Surveillance & Society. 2012 was in many ways something of a milestone year for Surveillance Studies for it also saw the release of the enormous Routledge Handbook of Surveillance Studies, reviewed in this issue by Steve Wright.

Along with nine new articles, this double issue also features an extended Debate section, under our new Debates Editor, Laura Huey, continuing to engage with the privacy challenge laid down by Colin Bennett in issue 8(4), and considering the question of Online Privacy.

The full text is available here (or by clicking on the link under the individual contributions).

Vol 10, No 1 (2012): Surveillance in Latin America

This issue is accompanied by an online exhibition which is connected to the article by Fernanda Bruno, Paola Barreto and Milena Szafir.


Vol 9, No 1/2 (2011): A Global Surveillance Society?

This is a double issue in which most of the articles were initially presented at the 2010 Surveillance Studies Network / Surveillance & Society conference, A Global Surveillance Society?. The conference was held jointly with the European Science Foundation's COST initiative, Living in Surveillance Socities (LiSS), at City University in London. Different aspects of the conference were organised by Gavin Smith, Kirstie Ball, Clive Norris and William Webster, and thanks and acknowledgements go out to them all.

Vol 8, No 4 (2011): Open Issue

Featuring a special debate section, with Colin Bennett, Pris Regan, John Gilliom, danah boyd and Felix Stalder discussing Bennett's essay, In Defense of Privacy.

The debate can also be downloaded as a single file here.

Vol 8, No 3 (2011): Marketing, Consumption and Surveillance

edited by Jason Pridmore and Detlev Zwick


Vol 7, No 3/4 (2010): Surveillance, Children and Childhood

This double issue covers the vast terrain of surveillance and its relationships to children and childhood. The articles are grouped as follows:

  1. Overview of surveillance tools (Marx & Steeves)
  2. Surveillance and Parenting (Henderson, Harmon & Houser)
  3. Surveillance in Schools (Sparrman & Lindgren; Gallagher; McCahill & Finn)
  4. Surveillance of Children in Care/At Risk (McIntosh et al.; Osmond)
  5. Concluding article on impact of surveillance on trust (Rooney)

Vol 7, No 2 (2010): Surveillance, Performance and New Media Art

The relationship between the visual arts and surveillance has been explored through large scale exhibitions (CTRL:Space, ZKM), and texts such as Loving Big Brother (McGrath, 2004) have introduced questions of performance and performativity into the surveillance debate. However, as the technological possibilities available to artists grow, and the social impact of surveillance is increasingly recognized, there is a need for a thorough examination of the uses of surveillance in the visual arts, particularly in the genres of new media and performance art, where issues regarding technological engagement and embodiment come to the fore. This special issue of Surveillance & Society presents papers and works that examine the complexities of surveillance in new media and performance art.

Some additional material accompanies this issue on the artists' own websites, as well as the stills from Jordan Crandall's project, HOMEFRONT on our Flickr stream:


Vol 6, No 3 (2009): Surveillance and Resistance

Guest Editors: Laura Huey and Luis A. Fernandez

*With a special Review section on the UK House of Lords Constitution Committee report, Surveillance: Citizens and the State

Cover Page

Vol 6, No 1 (2009): Relaunch Issue: Revisiting Video Surveillance

Still from a police cine surveillance film of illegal street betting in Chesterfield, England, 1935. The film accompanies Chris Williams' article in this issue, and can be viewed by visiting the MACE archive.


Vol 4, No 1/2 (2006): Open / Conflict

Surveillance and Conflict Section edited by Eric Toepfer

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