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Gary T. Marx sums up a lifetime of work on issues of surveillance and social control by disentangling and parsing the empirical richness of watching and being watched. Using fictional narratives as well as the findings of social science, he provides a conceptual language for understanding the new realities and emphasises the paradoxes, trade-offs and confusion enveloping the field. He shows how surveillance can penetrate our social and personal lives in profound, and sometimes harrowing, ways, and argues that, ultimately, recognising complexity and asking the right questions is essential to bringing light and accountability to the darker, more iniquitous corners of our emerging surveillance society.
Previously issued in print: 2016.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Concepts: the need for a modest but persistent analyticity Defining the terms of surveillance studies So what's new? : classifying means for change and continuity So what's old?: classifying goals for continuity and change The stuff of surveillance: varieties of personal information Social processes Social processes in surveillance A tack in the shoe and taking the shoe off: resistance and counters to resistance Culture and contexts Work: the omniscient organization measures everything that moves Children: slap that baby's bottom, embed that ID chip, and let it begin The private within the public: psychological report on Tom I. Voire A mood apart: what's wrong with Tom? Government and more: a speech by Hon. Rocky Bottoms to the Society for the Advancement of Professional Surveillance Ethics and policy Techno-fallacies of the information age An ethics for the new (and old) surveillance Windows into hearts and souls: clear, tinted, or opaque today? Appendix: a note on values: neither technophobe nor technophile.
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