Surveillance and Identity Performance: Some Thoughts Inspired by Martin Luther King


Just before it achieved international superstardom, the band U2 recorded a song called “Pride (In the Name of Love).” It is a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Its lyrics, such as “they took your life / they could not take your pride,” suggest that King exemplified inner strength in the face of adversity. Let us ask what this song would mean as a theory of self.

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