Against Security: How We Go Wrong at Airports, Subways, and Other Sites of Ambiguous Danger

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CHAPTER 1

1. Susan Leigh Star, “The Ethnography of Infrastructure.” AmericanBehavioral Scientist 43, no. 3 (November/December 1999): 377–91.

2. Donald Norman, TheDesignofEverydayThings (New York: Basic Books, 2002).

3. Alfred Gell, TheAnthropologyofArt: Essays and Diagrams (London: Berg, 1999).

4. On nuclear plants, see Charles Perrow, NormalAccidents: Living with HighRisk Technologies (New York: Basic Books, 1984). On space exploration disaster, see Dianne Vaughan, TheChallengerLaunchDecision: Risky Technology, Culture, and Deviance at NASA (Chicago: University of Chicago Press 1996).

5. Vitrine text for a Bis Pole, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, http://www. metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/50004299.

6. Christopher Lane. “Living Well Is the Best Revenge: Outing Privacy and Psychoanalysis,” in PublicSex/Gay Space, ed. William Leap (New York: Columbia University Press, 1966), 266.

7. Bridget M. Hutter and Michael Power, “Organizational Encounters with Risk: An Introduction,” in OrganizationalEncounterswithRisk, ed. Bridget M. Hutter and Michael Power (Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2006), 10; see also Tom Baker and Jonathan Simon, “Embracing Risk,” pp. 1–26 in EmbracingRisk, ed. Tom Baker and Jonathan Simon (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002); Richard Ericson and Aaron Doyle, “Risk and Morality,” pp. 1–11 in Richard Ericson and Aaron Doyle (eds.), RiskandMorality, ed. Richard Ericson and Aaron Doyle (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2003). For data on the Titanic, see Bruno S. Frey, David A. Savage, and Benno Torgler “Interaction of natural survival instincts and internalized social norms exploring the Titanic and Lusitania disasters,” ProceedingsoftheNational AcademyofScience 107, no. 11 (March 16, 2010): 4862–65, http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2010/02/17/0911303107.full.pdf.

8. Edward Shils, TheTormentofSecrecy: The Background and Consequences of American Security Policies (Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 1956).

9. Here is the language, verbatim:

A. TSA does not prohibit the public, passengers, or press from photograph-
ing, videotaping, or filming screening locations unless the activity interferes
with a TSO’s ability to perform his or her duties or prevents the orderly flow
of individuals through the screening location. Requests by commercial entities

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