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

Overview

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.

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

Acknowledgments

  1. The New Politics of Surveillance and Visibility
    KEVIN D. HAGGERTY and RICHARD V. ERICSON

PART ONE: THEORIZING SURVEILLANCE AND VISIBILITY

  1. 9/11, Synopticon, and Scopophilia: Watching and Being Watched
    DAVID LYON
  2. Welcome to the Society of Control: The Simulation of Surveillance Revisited
    WILLIAM BOGARD
  3. Varieties of Personal Information as Influences on Attitudes towards Surveillance
    GARY T. MARX
  4. Struggling with Surveillance: Resistance, Consciousness, and Identity
    JOHN GILLIOM

PART TWO: POLICE AND MILITARY SURVEILLANCE

  1. A Faustian Bargain? America and the Dream of Total Information Awareness
  2. Surveillance Fiction or Higher Policing?
    JEAN-PAUL BRODEUR and STÉPHANE LEMAN-LANGLOIS
  3. An Alternative Current in Surveillance and Control: Broadcasting Surveillance Footage of Crimes
    AARON DOYLE
  4. Surveillance and Military Transformation: Organizational Trends in Twenty-First-Century Armed Services
    CHRISTOPHER DANDEKER
  5. Visible War: Surveillance, Speed, and Information War
    KEVIN D. HAGGERTY

PART THREE: SURVEILLANCE, ELECTRONIC MEDIA, AND CONSUMER CULTURE

  1. Cracking the Consumer Code: Advertisers, Anxiety, and Surveillance in the Digital Age
    JOSEPH TUROW
  2. (En)Visioning the Television Audience: Revisiting Questions of Power in the Age of Interactive Television
    SERRA TINIC
  3. Cultures of Mania: Towards an Anthropology of Mood
    EMILY MARTIN
  4. Surveillant Internet Technologies and the Growth in Information Capitalism: Spams and Public Trust in the Information Society
    DAVID S. WALL
  5. Data Mining, Surveillance, and Discrimination in the Post-9/11 Environment
    OSCAR GANDY JR

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