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Conclusion: Defamiliarizing Electronic Monitoring

  • Tom DaemsEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter offers a number of reflections on how an exploration of the functions of electronic monitoring is useful for understanding EM in contemporary cultures of surveillance. The functional analysis inspired by Willem Nagel’s study of imprisonment is presented as a prolegomenon that helps to defamiliarize electronic monitoring, that is, it helps asking questions that ‘…make evident things into puzzles’ (Bauman 1990: 15). Three questions are being addressed in this final chapter: do we have too little or too much electronic monitoring?; is electronic monitoring a failure or a success?; is electronic monitoring Appolonian or Dyonisian?

Keywords

Electronic monitoring Imprisonment Sociology of punishment Surveillance 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.KU LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

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