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From 9/11 to the Snowden leaks, stories about surveillance increasingly dominate the headlines. But surveillance is not only 'done to us' – it is something we do in everyday life. We submit to surveillance, believing we have nothing to hide. Or we try to protect our privacy or negotiate the terms under which others have access to our data. At the same time, we participate in surveillance in order to supervise children, monitor other road users, and safeguard our property. Social media allow us to keep tabs on others, as well as on ourselves. This is the culture of surveillance. This important book explores the imaginaries and practices of everyday surveillance. Its main focus is not high-tech, organized surveillance operations but our varied, mundane experiences of surveillance that range from the casual and careless to the focused and intentional. It insists that it is time to stop using Orwellian metaphors and find ones suited to twenty-first-century surveillance — from 'The Circle' or 'Black Mirror.' Surveillance culture, David Lyon argues, is not detached from the surveillance state, society and economy. It is informed by them. He reveals how the culture of surveillance may help to domesticate and naturalize surveillance of unwelcome kinds, and considers which kinds of surveillance might be fostered for the common good and human flourishing.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: David Lyon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2018-05-21
File: 172 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781509515455

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From 9/11 to the Snowden leaks, stories about surveillance increasingly dominate the headlines. But surveillance is not only 'done to us' – it is something we do in everyday life. We submit to surveillance, believing we have nothing to hide. Or we try to protect our privacy or negotiate the terms under which others have access to our data. At the same time, we participate in surveillance in order to supervise children, monitor other road users, and safeguard our property. Social media allow us to keep tabs on others, as well as on ourselves. This is the culture of surveillance. This important book explores the imaginaries and practices of everyday surveillance. Its main focus is not high-tech, organized surveillance operations but our varied, mundane experiences of surveillance that range from the casual and careless to the focused and intentional. It insists that it is time to stop using Orwellian metaphors and find ones suited to twenty-first-century surveillance — from 'The Circle' or 'Black Mirror.' Surveillance culture, David Lyon argues, is not detached from the surveillance state, society and economy. It is informed by them. He reveals how the culture of surveillance may help to domesticate and naturalize surveillance of unwelcome kinds, and considers which kinds of surveillance might be fostered for the common good and human flourishing.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: David Lyon
Publisher: Polity
Release: 2018-06-06
File: 172 Pages
ISBN-13: 0745671721

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The Culture of Surveillance: Discipline and Social Control in the United States takes an intriguing look at the many ways in which people are increasingly monitored and controlled in everyday life. This provocative new book traces a continuum of social controls, from the simple surveillance camera to lie-detector tests. Raising questions about freedom, privacy, and the power of state and private organizations, this book will help readers identify with and understand the consequences of social control.

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Genre: Social control
Author: William G. Staples
Publisher: Bedford/st Martins
Release: 1998-01-01
File: 160 Pages
ISBN-13: 0312180284

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Since the 1960s, a significant effort has been underway to program computers to “see” the human face—to develop automated systems for identifying faces and distinguishing them from one another—commonly known as Facial Recognition Technology. While computer scientists are developing FRT in order to design more intelligent and interactive machines, businesses and states agencies view the technology as uniquely suited for “smart” surveillance—systems that automate the labor of monitoring in order to increase their efficacy and spread their reach. Tracking this technological pursuit, Our Biometric Future identifies FRT as a prime example of the failed technocratic approach to governance, where new technologies are pursued as shortsighted solutions to complex social problems. Culling news stories, press releases, policy statements, PR kits and other materials, Kelly Gates provides evidence that, instead of providing more security for more people, the pursuit of FRT is being driven by the priorities of corporations, law enforcement and state security agencies, all convinced of the technology’s necessity and unhindered by its complicated and potentially destructive social consequences. By focusing on the politics of developing and deploying these technologies, Our Biometric Future argues not for the inevitability of a particular technological future, but for its profound contingency and contestability.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Kelly A. Gates
Publisher: NYU Press
Release: 2011-01-23
File: 274 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780814732793

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Over the last several years, YouTube™ has become a public forum for creative, informative, and political endeavors around the globe. As the website’s influence and appeal continues to grow, questions regarding the legal usage of material, as well as potential governance issues regarding surveillance and political sway, are becoming more relevant. Power, Surveillance, and Culture in YouTube™’s Digital Sphere examines the imaginative, socioeconomic, and innovative features of the video sharing community of YouTube™ and how these areas traverse the digital world. Highlighting theoretical concepts and empirical research, as well as in-depth discussions on cultural studies, participatory experience, and media theory, this publication will appeal to professionals, practitioners, researchers, and students interested in the use of video sharing as a means of surveillance, communication, or personal promotion.

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Genre: Technology & Engineering
Author: Crick, Matthew
Publisher: IGI Global
Release: 2016-01-18
File: 317 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781466698567

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This collection of essays engages with a wide range of disciplines including art, performance, film and literature, to examine the myriad effects of contemporary surveillance on our cultural psyche. The volume expertly articulates the manner in which cultural productions have been complicit in watching, seeing and purporting to ‘know’ race. In our increasingly mediated world, our sense of community is becoming progressively virtual, and surveillant technologies impact upon subjectivity, resulting in multiple forms of artistic and cultural expression. As such, art, film, and literature provide a lens for the reflection of sociocultural concerns. In Surveillance, Race, Culture Flynn and Mackay skilfully draw together a diverse range of contributions to investigate the fundamental question of exactly how surveillant technologies have informed our notions of race, identity and belonging.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Susan Flynn
Publisher: Springer
Release: 2018-09-17
File: 294 Pages
ISBN-13: 9783319779386

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Jensen and Draffan look at the way machine readable devices that track our identities and purchases have infiltrated our lives and have come to define our culture.

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Genre: Law
Author: Derrick Jensen
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Release: 2004
File: 285 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781931498524

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Data has become a social and political issue because of its capacity to reconfigure relationships between states, subjects, and citizens. This book explores how data has acquired such an important capacity and examines how critical interventions in its uses in both theory and practice are possible. Data and politics are now inseparable: data is not only shaping our social relations, preferences and life chances but our very democracies. Expert international contributors consider political questions about data and the ways it provokes subjects to govern themselves by making rights claims. Concerned with the things (infrastructures of servers, devices, and cables) and language (code, programming, and algorithms) that make up cyberspace, this book demonstrates that without understanding these conditions of possibility it is impossible to intervene in or to shape data politics. Aimed at academics and postgraduate students interested in political aspects of data, this volume will also be of interest to experts in the fields of internet studies, international studies, Big Data, digital social sciences and humanities.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Didier Bigo
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2019-03-13
File: 294 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781351682589

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This Starter Kit serves as an entry–level introduction centered around prebuilt projects that developers can easily deploy and customize for their own sites Explains how to build good basic Web sites, including design and architecture, for users who plan to build more complex sites in the future Details the key site features that beginners like to implement, including catalogs, shopping carts, images, and secure site sections The authors use very little code, but where coding is needed, they feature the simple Visual Basic language The CD–ROM includes Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: David Lyon
Publisher: Polity
Release: 2007-07-30
File: 243 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780745635927

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Examines the pervasive presence of surveillance and how surveillance technologies alter the performance of everyday life

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Genre: Art
Author: James M. Harding
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Release: 2018-01-23
File: 326 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780472037094

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