Surveillance and Society 20th Anniversary
CRISP is delighted to celebrate the release of the 20th Anniversary edition of Surveillance and Society. The issue includes reflective pieces from the journal's founders, including CRISP director Kirstie Ball and Stephen Graham, and some of its previous editors including CRISP director Pete Fussey. Other pieces discuss the challenges facing surveillance studies in the future, and the way it has influenced other disciplines. Kirstie has also contributed a review piece on workplace surveillance based on her European Commission report on the same topic published in October 2021.
The journal Surveillance and Society certainly has a lot to celebrate. It began as a small group of scholars interested in CCTV and Call Centres. Over the last 20 years the journal has helped the field of surveillance studies grow into a world-wide network of scholars who critically wrangle with one of the most pervasive and consequential issues of our times.
Surveillance and Society is also a beacon of academic innovation. It remains one of the first truly independent open access academic journals. It is self-funding through its biannual conference and the fundraising activities of its parent organization, Surveillance Studies Network. Its content can be accessed free of charge from anywhere in the world and its production continues to be a labour of love.
Long may it continue and many congratulations from CRISP.