SuperVision An Introduction to the Surveillance Society

ISBN-10: 0226924440
ISBN-13: 9780226924441
Edition: 2012
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Description: We live in a surveillance society. Anyone who uses a credit card, cell phone, or even search engines to navigate the Web is being monitored and assessed—and often in ways that are imperceptible to us. The first general introduction to the growing  More...

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Book details

List price: $22.50
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 11/20/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

We live in a surveillance society. Anyone who uses a credit card, cell phone, or even search engines to navigate the Web is being monitored and assessed—and often in ways that are imperceptible to us. The first general introduction to the growing field of surveillance studies,SuperVisionuses examples drawn from everyday technologies to show how surveillance is used, who is using it, and how it affects our world.      Beginning with a look at the activities and technologies that connect most people to the surveillance matrix, from identification cards to GPS devices in our cars to Facebook, John Gilliom and Torin Monahan invite readers to critically explore surveillance as it relates to issues of law, power, freedom, and inequality. Even if you avoid using credit cards and stay off Facebook, they show, going to work or school inevitably embeds you in surveillance relationships. Finally, they discuss the more obvious forms of surveillance, including the security systems used at airports and on city streets, which both epitomize contemporary surveillance and make impossibly grand promises of safety and security. Gilliom and Monahan are among the foremost experts on surveillance and society, and, withSuperVision,they offer an immensely accessible and engaging guide, giving readers the tools to understand and to question how deeply surveillance has been woven into the fabric of our everyday lives.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
My Cell, My Self
It s in the Cards
Lives Online
Surveillance in Schools
Watching You Work
Security at Any Cost?
Conclusion
Notes
Further Explorations
Index

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