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The cybernetic border : drones, technology, and intrusion

Title
The cybernetic border : drones, technology, and intrusion / Iván Chaar López.
ISBN
9781478030034
1478030038
9781478024859
1478024852
9781478059035
Publication
Durham : Duke University Press, 2024.
Physical Description
xiii, 234 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Summary
"In The Cybernetic Border, Iván Chaar López argues that the settler US nation requires the production and targeting of a racialized enemy that threatens the empire. The cybernetic border is organized through practices of data capture, storage, processing, circulation, and communication that police bodies and constitute the nation as a bounded, territorial space. Chaar López historicizes the US government's use of border enforcement technologies on Mexicans, Arabs, and Muslims from the mid-twentieth century to the present, showing how data systems are presented as solutions to unauthorized border crossing. Contrary to enduring fantasies of the purported neutrality of drones, smart walls, artificial intelligence, and biometric technologies, the cybernetic border represents the consolidation of calculation and automation in the exercise of racialized violence. Chaar López draws on corporate, military, and government records, promotional documents and films, technical reports, news reporting, surveillance footage, and activist and artist practices. These materials reveal how logics of enmity are embedded into information infrastructures that shape border control and modern sovereignty"-- Provided by publisher.
Other formats
Online version: Chaar López, Iván 1983- Cybernetic border Durham : Duke University Press, 2024
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
May 07, 2024
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Toward a Theory of the Border Technopolitical Regime
Scripting the Frontier: Drone Intruders and the Racial Politics of Unmanning
Automating Boundaries: Information as a Regime of Border Control
Platforms of Enmity and the Consolidation of the Networked Information Regime
Technoaesthetics of Dissent in the Age of the Cybernetic Border
The Unbearable Endurance of Data Technopolitics and Enmity.
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