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Profiling Machines Mapping the Personal Information Economy

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ISBN-10: 0262050730

ISBN-13: 9780262050739

Edition: 2003

Authors: Greg Elmer

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In this book Greg Elmer brings the perspectives of cultural and media studies to the subject of consumer profiling and feedback technology in the digital economy. He examines the multiplicity of processes that monitor consumers and automatically collect, store, and cross-reference personal information. When we buy a book at Amazon.com or a kayak from L.L. Bean, our transactions are recorded, stored, and deployed to forecast our future behavior--thus we may receive solicitations to buy another book by the same author or the latest in kayaking gear. Elmer charts this process, explaining the technologies that make it possible and examining the social and political implications. Elmer begins…    
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Book details

List price: $6.75
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 12/23/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 176
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Acknowledgments
The Culture and Technologies of Profiling
A Diagram of Panoptic Surveillance
Consumption in the Network Age: Solicitation, Automation, and Networking
Mapping Profiles
Deploying Profiles in Promotional Events
The "State" of a Panoptic Medium
The Politics of Profiling
Notes
Bibliography
Index