The New Politics Of Surveillance And Visibility / Edition 1

The New Politics Of Surveillance And Visibility / Edition 1

by Kevin D. Haggerty
     
 

ISBN-10: 0802048781

ISBN-13: 9780802048783

Pub. Date: 04/01/2006

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

Since the terrorist attacks of September 2001, surveillance has been put forward as the essential tool for the 'war on terror,' with new technologies and policies offering police and military operatives enhanced opportunities for monitoring suspect populations. The last few years have also seen the public's consumer tastes become increasingly codified, with 'data…  See more details below

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Since the terrorist attacks of September 2001, surveillance has been put forward as the essential tool for the 'war on terror,' with new technologies and policies offering police and military operatives enhanced opportunities for monitoring suspect populations. The last few years have also seen the public's consumer tastes become increasingly codified, with 'data mines' of demographic information such as postal codes and purchasing records. Additionally, surveillance has become a form of entertainment, with 'reality' shows becoming the dominant genre on network and cable television.

In The New Politics of Surveillance and Visibility, editors Kevin D. Haggerty and Richard V. Ericson bring together leading experts to analyse how society is organized through surveillance systems, technologies, and practices. They demonstrate how the new political uses of surveillance make visible that which was previously unknown, blur the boundaries between public and private, rewrite the norms of privacy, create new forms of inclusion and exclusion, and alter processes of democratic accountability. This collection challenges conventional wisdom and advances new theoretical approaches through a series of studies of surveillance in policing, the military, commercial enterprises, mass media, and health sciences.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802048783
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press
Publication date:
04/01/2006
Series:
Green College Thematic Lecture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
396
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

1The new politics of surveillance and visibility3
29/11, synopticon, and scopophilia : watching and being watched35
3Welcome to the society of control : the simulation of surveillance revisited55
4Varieties of personal information as influences on attitudes towards surveillance79
5Struggling with surveillance : resistance, consciousness, and identity111
6A Faustian bargain? : America and the dream of total information awareness141
7Surveillance fiction or higher policing?171
8An alternative current in surveillance and control : broadcasting surveillance footage of crimes199
9Surveillance and military transformation : organizational trends in twenty-first-century armed services225
10Visible war : surveillance, speed, and information war250
11Cracking the consumer code : advertisers, anxiety, and surveillance in the digital age279
12(En)visioning the television audience : revisiting questions of power in the age of interactive television308
13Cultures of mania : towards an anthropology of mood327
14Surveillant Internet technologies and the growth in information capitalism : spams and public trust in the information society340
15Data mining, surveillance, and discrimination in the post-9/11 environment363

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