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After Lockdown, Opening Up: Psychosocial Transformation in the Wake of COVID-19 (2023)
Book
Ellis, D., & Voela, A. (Eds.). (2023). After Lockdown, Opening Up: Psychosocial Transformation in the Wake of COVID-19. Springer

This edited volume examines the psychosocial transformations experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown, and envisions those that might lead to a more equitable society as we 'open up'. The book integrates psychoanalysis, sociology, cultur... Read More about After Lockdown, Opening Up: Psychosocial Transformation in the Wake of COVID-19.

Introduction: For a psychosocial approach to the lockdown (2022)
Book Chapter
Ellis, D., & Voela, A. (2022). Introduction: For a psychosocial approach to the lockdown. In D. Ellis, & A. Voela (Eds.), After Lockdown, Opening Up (3-25). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-80278-3_1

This introductory chapter locates the volume in the Social Sciences and in Psycho-social Studies, defines the scope of the examination of the pandemic in each contribution and contextualizes the concept of ‘opening up’ with reference to Psychoanalysi... Read More about Introduction: For a psychosocial approach to the lockdown.

Covert aspects of surveillance and the ethical issues they raise (2021)
Book Chapter
Harper, D. J., Ellis, D., & Tucker, I. (2021). Covert aspects of surveillance and the ethical issues they raise. In R. Iphofen, & D. O'MathĂșna (Eds.), Ethical Issues in Covert, Security and Surveillance Research, Volume 8 (177-197). Emerald. https://doi.org/10.1108/s2398-601820210000008013

This chapter focusses on the ethical issues raised by different types of surveillance and the varied ways in which surveillance can be covert. Three case studies are presented which highlight different types of surveillance and different ethical conc... Read More about Covert aspects of surveillance and the ethical issues they raise.

Locked-Down, log-in and slog-on: A technocratic dystopia? (2021)
Book Chapter
Ellis, D. (2021). Locked-Down, log-in and slog-on: A technocratic dystopia?. In D. Ellis, & A. Voela (Eds.), After Lockdown, Opening Up: Psychosocial Transformation in the Wake of COVID-19 (111-127). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-80278-3_6

This chapter discusses how some relationships with technology throughout the pandemic were radically enhanced because of social (physical) distancing. It has been said that several years of technological evolution were condensed into a few months. To... Read More about Locked-Down, log-in and slog-on: A technocratic dystopia?.

Emotion in the Digital Age: Technologies, Data and Psychosocial Life (2020)
Book
Ellis, D., & Tucker, I. (2020). Emotion in the Digital Age: Technologies, Data and Psychosocial Life. Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315108322

Emotion in the Digital Age examines how emotion is understood, researched and experienced in relation to practices of digitisation and datafication said to constitute a digital age. The overarching concern of the book is with how emotion operates in,... Read More about Emotion in the Digital Age: Technologies, Data and Psychosocial Life.

Techno-securitisation of everyday life and cultures of surveillance-apatheia (2019)
Journal Article
Ellis, D. (2020). Techno-securitisation of everyday life and cultures of surveillance-apatheia. Science as Culture, 29(1: Technosecurity Cultures), 11-29. https://doi.org/10.1080/09505431.2018.1561660

As a result of digital technologies and the internet becoming increasingly ubiquitous, security technologies and surveillance systems are progressively encroaching upon peoples’ privacy. Yet concerns about this appear to be relatively muted. Why is t... Read More about Techno-securitisation of everyday life and cultures of surveillance-apatheia.

Social media, emoticons and process (2018)
Book Chapter
Ellis, D. (2018). Social media, emoticons and process. In T. D. Sampson, D. Ellis, & S. Maddison (Eds.), Affect and Social Media: Emotion, Mediation, Anxiety and Contagion (18-26). Rowman & Littlefield

In this chapter I analyse notions of ‘personal information’ and ‘emoticons’ by drawing on some concepts form Whitehead’s process philosophy. I will look at some of the ways that they are prehended through acts of concrescence to form as actual entit... Read More about Social media, emoticons and process.

It's not always good to talk (2018)
Journal Article
Ellis, D., & Cromby, J. (2018). It's not always good to talk. Psychologist, 17(11), 630-631

How many times have you been asked ‘How are you?’ and, regardless of how you were actually feeling, replied with a simple ‘Fine’? Or asked someone ‘Are you OK?’, and nodded whilst asking in order to encourage a positive reply? Much of the time the li... Read More about It's not always good to talk.

Affect and social media: Emotion, mediation, anxiety and contagion (2018)
Book
Sampson, T. D., Maddison, S., & Ellis, D. (Eds.). (2018). Affect and social media: Emotion, mediation, anxiety and contagion. London: Rowman & Littlefield

Affect and Social Media is an edited collection of twenty bite sized articles by leading scholars from across disciplinary boundaries. It is comprised of four distinct but related sections which are interspersed with artistic illustrations, depicting... Read More about Affect and social media: Emotion, mediation, anxiety and contagion.

Introduction: On affect, social media and criticality (2018)
Book Chapter
Sampson, T., Ellis, D., & Maddison, S. (2018). Introduction: On affect, social media and criticality. In T. Sampson, S. Maddison, & D. Ellis (Eds.), Affect and Social Media: Emotion, Mediation, Anxiety and Contagion. London: Rowman & Littlefield

Affect and Social Media is an edited collection of twenty bite sized articles by leading scholars from across disciplinary boundaries. It is comprised of four distinct but related sections which are interspersed with artistic illustrations, depicting... Read More about Introduction: On affect, social media and criticality.

Experiencing the surveillance society (2016)
Journal Article
Ellis, D., Tucker, I., & Harper, D. (2016). Experiencing the surveillance society. Psychologist,

The images that circulated following the November 2015 Paris attacks and the August 2011 UK disturbances have reminded us of the ubiquity of surveillance. In the UK we may be aware of the CCTV owned by local councils and shops; the helicopter-borne c... Read More about Experiencing the surveillance society.

Social Psychology of Emotion (2015)
Book
Ellis, D., & Tucker, I. (2015). Social Psychology of Emotion. London: SAGE Publications

The study of emotion tends to breach traditional academic boundaries and binary lingustics. It requires multi-modal perspectives and the suspension of dualistic conventions to appreciate its complexity. This book analyses historical, philosophical... Read More about Social Psychology of Emotion.

Surveillance (2014)
Book Chapter
Ellis, D., Tucker, I., & Harper, D. (2014). Surveillance. In T. Teo (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Critical Psychology (1887-1882). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-5583-7_305

Surveillance has been of interest to critical psychologists in two distinct ways: as a matter of practical; and political concern in relation to civil liberties and as a theoretical concern in relation to the construction and policing of societal nor... Read More about Surveillance.

The affective atmospheres of surveillance (2013)
Journal Article
Ellis, D., Tucker, I., & Harper, D. (2013). The affective atmospheres of surveillance. Theory and Psychology, 23(6), 716-731. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959354313496604

The spaces that surveillance produces can be thought of as ambiguous, entailing elements that are ethereal yet material, geographical yet trans-geographical. Contemporary surveillance systems form numerous connections that involve multiple times, spa... Read More about The affective atmospheres of surveillance.

The dynamics of impersonal trust and distrust in surveillance systems (2013)
Journal Article
Ellis, D., Harper, D., & Tucker, I. (2013). The dynamics of impersonal trust and distrust in surveillance systems. Sociological Research Online, 18(3), 85-96. https://doi.org/10.5153/sro.3091

Empirical research concerned with the trust that individuals may or may not have in surveillance systems has largely been gauged through opinion poll and survey type research. Although these may be useful in augmenting broad patterns of trust based a... Read More about The dynamics of impersonal trust and distrust in surveillance systems.

Surveillance and subjectivity: Everyday experiences of surveillance practices (2013)
Book Chapter
Ellis, D., Harper, D., & Tucker, I. (2013). Surveillance and subjectivity: Everyday experiences of surveillance practices. In K. Ball, & L. Snider (Eds.), The surveillance-industrial complex: A political economy of surveillance. Routledge

The growth of a surveillance industrial complex over recent decades has had significant implications for the political economy of personal information. Within the field of surveillance studies there has been an engagement with these issues at a macro... Read More about Surveillance and subjectivity: Everyday experiences of surveillance practices.

Transformative processes of agency: Information technologies and the production of digitally mediated selves (2012)
Journal Article
Ellis, D., Tucker, I., & Harper, D. (2012). Transformative processes of agency: Information technologies and the production of digitally mediated selves. Culture and Society, 3(1), 9-24

New media technologies are becoming an increasingly prominent constituent of everyday living, with their proliferation presenting new challenges to key aspects of the self, namely agency and identity. The potential recalibration of these notions come... Read More about Transformative processes of agency: Information technologies and the production of digitally mediated selves.

Virtuality and Ernst Bloch: Hope and subjectivity (2011)
Journal Article
Ellis, D., & Tucker, I. (2011). Virtuality and Ernst Bloch: Hope and subjectivity. Subjectivity, 4(4), 434-450. https://doi.org/10.1057/sub.2011.15

Theories of affect have become an increasingly popular tool with which to conceptualise and analyse subjectivity. Of particular interest to us in this article are expositions that have sought to bring to the forefront of analysis notions of excess an... Read More about Virtuality and Ernst Bloch: Hope and subjectivity.

Emotional inhibition: A discourse analysis of disclosure (2011)
Journal Article
Ellis, D., & Cromby, J. (2012). Emotional inhibition: A discourse analysis of disclosure. Psychology and Health, 27(5), 515-532. https://doi.org/10.1080/08870446.2011.584623

Evidence generated within the emotional disclosure paradigm (EDP) suggests that talking or writing about emotional experiences produces health benefits, but recent meta-analyses have questioned its efficacy. Studies within the EDP typically rely upon... Read More about Emotional inhibition: A discourse analysis of disclosure.

Stop and search: Disproportionality, discretion and generalisations (2010)
Journal Article
Ellis, D. (2010). Stop and search: Disproportionality, discretion and generalisations. Police Journal, 83(3), 199-216. https://doi.org/10.1350/pojo.2010.83.3.476

It has long been recognised that discretion is vital to good police work. However, in Britain (and many other countries), practices of discretion in the stop and search context have come under much scrutiny as it has widely been linked to racist prac... Read More about Stop and search: Disproportionality, discretion and generalisations.