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Policing the Campus

Academic Repression, Surveillance, and the Occupy Movement


Anthony J. Nocella II and David Gabbard

With the rise of the corporate university and the academic industrial complex, colleges and universities throughout the United States are becoming monitored, armed, gated, and contracted out in the name of security. Policing the Campus is a collection of essays by activist academics and campus organizers from a variety of fields and movements. The book fully explores how higher education has entered a state of academic repression. In this new Occupy Wall Street era, higher education mirrors the problems that plague urban schools in poor communities, including metal detectors, random locker searches, drug-sniffing police dogs, in-class arrests, and security guards at every major entrance. Policing the Campus is a wake-up call to protect higher education as a bastion of free thought, strategy, and challenge for the 99%, and not preserve it as the privilege of the elite 1%.
Contents: Christian Parenti: Foreword: This Is Your Mind on Lockdown – David Gabbard: Introduction: Canary in the Coal Mine – Jason Del Gandio: Arrests and Repression as a Logic of Neoliberalism – Wesley Strong: Repression of Student Activism on College Campuses – Daniel White Hodge: Policing College Campuses: Race, Social Control, and the Securitizing of College Campuses – Kim Socha: Policed Pedagogy: Controlling and Dominating Classrooms, Curriculum, and Courses – Barbara Madeloni: Of Accountablity, Surveillance, and Fear: Speaking Out and Losing My Job – Richard Van Heertum: Cameras and ID Card Swipes: Disappearing Privacy and the Cultivation of the Virtual Self – Ben Brucato/Luis A. Fernandez: Socio-Technical Developments in Campus Securitization: Building and Resisting the Policing Apparatus – Caroline K. Kaltefleiter: We Are All Hokies: Surveillance Culture and Communication Technologies on a Post-Virginia Tech Campus – Scott DeMuth/David Naguib Pellow: Research, Repression, and Resistance – Joe Lewis: The College Campus as Panopticon: How Security and Surveillance Are Undermining Free Inquiry – Sarah Augusto/Julie Setele: Militant Privatization: The UC-Davis Pepper-Spray Incident – Maura Stephens: Higher Ed on a Slippery Slope: Pulling It Back from the Brink of Tyranny – Ryan Thomson/Natalia Abrams: Occupy Colleges: The Resurgence of U.S. Radical Student Activism – Henry Giroux: Faculty Should Join with Occupy Movement Protesters on College Campuses.