Culture of Surveillance

Culture of Surveillance

by William G. Staples
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312119623

ISBN-13: 9780312119621

Pub. Date: 03/28/1997

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

The Culture of Surveillance: Discipline and Social Control in the United States takes an intriguing look at the many ways in which people are increasingly monitored and controlled in everyday life. This provocative new book traces a continuum of social controls, from the simple surveillance camera to lie-detector tests. Raising questions about freedom, privacy, and…  See more details below

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The Culture of Surveillance: Discipline and Social Control in the United States takes an intriguing look at the many ways in which people are increasingly monitored and controlled in everyday life. This provocative new book traces a continuum of social controls, from the simple surveillance camera to lie-detector tests. Raising questions about freedom, privacy, and the power of state and private organizations, this book will help readers identify with and understand the consequences of social control.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312119621
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Series:
Contemporary Social Issues Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.95(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
About the Author
1The Culture of Surveillance1
2The Scaffold, the Penitentiary, and Beyond13
3The Gaze and Its Compulsions41
4Bodily Intrusions91
5The Revolution Will Not Be Televised127
Selected References137
Index139

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