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Title: The surveillance gaze : women's perceptions and experiences within urban space
Author: Flynn, Barbara Anne
ISNI:       0000 0004 2732 411X
Awarding Body: University of Liverpool
Current Institution: University of Liverpool
Date of Award: 2012
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This thesis is concerned with exploring women's experiences of formal and informal surveillance practices within the specific context of urban space. The focus of the research is to address two questions: What impact do surveillance practices have on women's perceptions and experiences of their inclusion within urban space? How is the socio spatial ordering aspect of surveillance mediated by gender? In order to begin this process of exploration, - the thesis considers normative ~', =. assumptions about surveillance practices within the UK which are informed by a 'nothing to hide, nothing to fear' ethos.. This justification fails to acknowledge or explore the social ordering capacity enabled by one of the worlds most technologically advanced surveillance systems. This thesis explores gender as a primary social ordering category and explores how the power dynamics inherent in gender relations are played out within the context of urban space. The thesis explores how the changing nature of 'public' and 'private' impacts on the experience of equal ,t' access within the arena of 'public' space. The influences of surveillance practices and existing gender relations on the processes involved in developing regenerated urban space are explored, alongside constantly shifting boundaries of 'public' /' private' enabled by surveillance technologies.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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