About the Author

Ann Lawless

E-Mail: laway001@mymail.unisa.edu.au

Website: https://annlawless.academia.edu/cv

Dr. Ann Lawless is a university worker in Australia and active as a unionist and health activist. Her doctorate examined a Habermasian analysis of activism in the Australian academy. She is an active aunty, niece and cousin in a large family. She can be contacted on ResearchGate and Academia.edu.

Contributions by Author: Ann Lawless

12/11/2018 _Perspective

Working Under Surveillance

This poem addresses the lived experience of being in workplaces under legal forms of surveillance in Australia. It refers to the evolution of emotions and behaviors during workplace surveillance, and adaptation to surveillance technologies of audit cultures. It refers also to compliance with surveillance, and to normalization of stressful emotions and behaviors as part of dealing with surveillance technologies and culture.