Everyday Surveillance / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
A second edition of this textbook is now available.
This book highlights 'mundane' practices that increasingly influence our schools, homes and communities; cameras, Opagers', electronic monitoring instruments, the digital 'paper trail' of 'cashless' transactions, random drug testing, and 'integrity tests'. The author journeys back and forth between the justice system and the everyday life of the postmodern to illustrate how the lines between these two spheres of social life are increasingly blurred by the use of new surveillance technologies. Taken together, these surveillance rituals constitute the building blocks of a rapidly emerging society of discipline, one increasingly stripped of personal privacy, individual trust, and a viable public life that supports and maintains democratic values and practices.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||0.47(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)|
About the Author
Bill Staples is Professor of Sociology at the University of Kansas.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Everyday Surveillance Chapter 2 The Scaffold, the Penitentiary, and Beyond Chapter 3 The Gaze and its Compulsions Chapter 4 Bodily Intrusions Chapter 5 Cu-SeeMe and the Internet Chapter 6 The Revolution will not be Televised