The Soft Cage: Surveillance in America from Slavery to the War on Terror / Edition 1

The Soft Cage: Surveillance in America from Slavery to the War on Terror / Edition 1

by Christian Parenti, Chip (Eds.) Rossetti
     
 


From the cutting-edge young historian and reporter Christian Parenti, a vivid, chilling history of surveillance in American life-from the antebellum South to the computerized landscape of the futuristic present.See more details below

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From the cutting-edge young historian and reporter Christian Parenti, a vivid, chilling history of surveillance in American life-from the antebellum South to the computerized landscape of the futuristic present.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465054855
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
11/22/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
286
Sales rank:
436,042
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Ch. 1Life in the Glass Box1
Ch. 2Antebellum ID: Genealogies of Identification and Registration13
Ch. 3The Accumulation of Bodies, Part I: Identification and Photography33
Ch. 4The Accumulation of Bodies, Part II: Early Biometrics43
Ch. 5Cruel Gam Saan: Surveillance and Chinese Exclusion61
Ch. 6Of Ones and Zeros: Digital Surveillance Emerges77
Ch. 7Surveillance and the Sinews of Commerce91
Ch. 8Camera Land: Security Aesthetics and Public Space109
Ch. 9The Digital Leash: Mobility and Freedom121
Ch. 10The New Taylorism: Surveillance, Work, and Discipline131
Ch. 11The Benevolent Gaze: Dossiers and the Helping Professions151
Ch. 12The Eye of Justice169
Ch. 13Voyeurism and Security Culture183
Ch. 14Fear As Institution: 9/11 and Surveillance Triumphant199
Notes213
Index257

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