Surveillance and the Transformation of Public Sphere in the Ottoman Empire

METU Studies in Development


Surveillance and the transformation of public sphere in the Ottoman Empire
Ergut, Ferdan (Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi (Ankara, Turkey), 2007-12-1)
This article aims to historicize the transformation of the public sphere in the late Ottoman Empire as an unintended consequence of the surveillance practices of the state. This transformation is explained with reference to two crucial large scale processes: state-making and capitalism. It takes the police and policing practices of the state as an arena within which the struggle over the control of the public sphere was waged. By analyzing those practices especially in relation to two different social group...
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This study deals with the notions and practices of surveillance and control in the current society. By this means, it aims to discuss the relation between technology and power on basis of surveillance technologies witnessed in all domains of life. With the extensive use of new technologies as camera monitoring, biometrics, and smart cards, power holders get the opportunity and tools to monitor all actions and data of individuals. How this is achieved and for what purposes and the ideology behind the surveil...
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The aim of this thesis was to illustrate the ways in which surveillance culture is utilized by Turkish crime-based reality TV programming in order to assure a surveillant form of citizen participation in policing, with a specific focus on the dynamics of the processes and their possible reflections on viewers’ everyday lives. For this purpose, Müge Anlı ile Tatlı Sert was chosen for its steady success in ratings and mobilization of its audiences, and from the show, the 13-episode case of Atalay Filiz was se...
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Surveillance with wireless sensor networks in obstruction: Breach paths as watershed contours
Onur, Ertan; Delic, Hakan; Akarun, Lale (Elsevier BV, 2010-02-01)
For surveillance applications of wireless sensor networks, analysis of sensing coverage and quality of sensing is crucial. For rough terrains where obstacles block the sensing capability, region-based approaches must be employed to determine the sensing quality. In this paper, we present a method to determine the breach paths and the deployment quality defined as the minimum of the maximum detection probabilities on the breach paths in the presence of obstacles. We propose the utilization of watershed segme...
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F. Ergut, “Surveillance and the Transformation of Public Sphere in the Ottoman Empire,” METU Studies in Development, pp. 173–193, 2007, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: