The Transparent Traveler: The Performance and Culture of Airport Security

This book explains how airport security creates the transparent traveler because travelers routinely submit to surveillance because that is what is expected. Those passengers who are not transparent are considered a threat and subject to search and detention. The table of contents lists the chapters of this book as: Introduction - Rethinking Asymmetrical Transparency: Risk Management, the Aesthetics of Transparency, and the Global Politics of Mobility; the Art of Performing Consumer and Suspect: Transparency Chic as a Model of Privileged, Securitized Modernity; Opacity Effects: The Performance and Documentation of Terrorist Embodiment; Transparency Effects: The Implementation of Full-Body and Biometic Scanners at United States (US) Airports; How to Perform Voluntary Transparency More Efficiently: Airport Security Pedagogy in the Post-9/11 Era; Performing Involuntary Transparency: The Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA's) Turn to Behavior Detection; and Conclusion - Transparency Beyond US Airports: International Airports, "Flying" Checkpoints, Controlled-Tone Zones, and Lateral Behavior Detection.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Illustrations;
  • Pagination: 240p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01601188
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780822359609
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 10 2016 2:08PM