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Airport security, Retiring to Spain

Airport security: Laurie Taylor considers the costs of surveillance regimes which turn us all into suspects. Also, the costs and benefits of retiring to Spain.

Airport security: what are the costs of a surveillance regime which turns us all into potential suspects? Laurie Taylor talks to Rachel Hall, Associate Professor in Communications at Syracuse University, New York, about her study into the 'transparent traveller' who must submit their bags and bodies to technologies aimed at countering terrorism. Also, Anya Ahmed, Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Salford, explores the pleasures and pitfalls of retiring to Spain in her research into the lives and times of working class British women who've made this choice.
Producer: Jayne Egerton.

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28 minutes


Associate Professor Rachel Hall at the University of Syracuse, USA

Anya Ahmed at the University of Salford


Anya Ahmed, Retiring to Spain: Women's narratives of nostalgia, belonging and community, (Policy Press, 2015)

Rachel Hall, The Transparent Traveler: The Performance and Culture of Airport Security, (Duke University Press, 2015)




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