The Globalization of Surveillance / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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Video surveillance, public records, fingerprints, hidden microphones, RFID chips: in contemporary societies the intrusive techniques of surveillance used in daily life have increased dramatically. The “war against terror” has only exacerbated this trend, creating a world that is closer than one might have imagined to that envisaged by George Orwell in 1984. How have we reached this situation? Why have democratic societies accepted that their rights and freedoms should be taken away, a little at a time, by increasingly sophisticated mechanisms of surveillance? From the anthropometry of the 19th Century to the Patriot Act, through an analysis of military theory and the Echelon Project, Armand Mattelart constructs a genealogy of this new power of control and examines its globalising dynamic. This book provides an essential wake-up call at a time when democratic societies are becoming less and less vigilant against the dangers of proliferating systems of surveillance.
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About the Author
Armand Mattelart is Professor Emeritus at the University of Paris VIII.
Table of Contents
IntroductionI Disciplining / Managing1 - Surveillance: delinquency as a political observatory2 - Punishing: the apprehended multitude3 - Managing Mass Society: the lessons of total warII Hegemonizing / Pacifying4 - The Cold War and the religion of national security5 - "Civic action" or the reappropriation of the national security doctrine6 - Counterinsurgency, the crossroads of expeditionary forces7 - The internationalisation of tortureIII Securitizing / Insecuritizing8 - The new domestic order9 - War without end: the techno-security paradigm10 - The European Police Area11 - The traceability of bodies and goodsEpilogue