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Surveillance Studies
By David Lyon

Surveillance Studies

An Overview

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Surveillance Studies by David Lyon

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The study of surveillance is more relevant than ever before. The fast growth of the field of surveillance studies reflects both the urgency of civil liberties and privacy questions in the war on terror era and the classical social science debates over the power of watching and classification, from Bentham to Foucault and beyond. In this overview, David Lyon, one of the pioneers of surveillance studies, fuses with aplomb classical debates and contemporary examples to provide the most accessible and up-to-date introduction to surveillance available. The book takes in surveillance studies in all its breadth, from local face-to-face oversight through technical developments in closed-circuit TV, radio frequency identification and biometrics to global trends that integrate surveillance systems internationally. Surveillance is understood in its ambiguity, from caring to controlling, and the role of visibility of the surveilled is taken as seriously as the powers of observing, classifying and judging. The book draws on international examples and on the insights of several disciplines; sociologists, political scientists and geographers will recognize key issues from their work here, but so will people from media, culture, organization, technology and policy studies. This illustrates the diverse strands of thought and critique available, while at the same time the book makes its own distinct contribution and offers tools for evaluating both surveillance trends and the theories that explain them. This book is the perfect introduction for anyone wanting to understand surveillance as a phenomenon and the tools for analysing it further, and will be essential reading for students and scholars alike.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780745635910
ISBN-10: 0745635911
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 4-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Surveillance After Snowden by David Lyon Surveillance After Snowden, Paperback (October 2015)

In 2013, Edward Snowden revealed that the NSA and its partners had been engaging in warrantless mass surveillance, using the internet and cellphone data, and driven by fear of terrorism under the sign of security .

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Boston by David Lyon DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Boston, Paperback (May 2015)

Leads you straight to the very best Boston has on offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights, or want to find the best nightspots, this guide features dozens of Top 10 lists - from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 best seafood restaurants - there's even a list of the Top 10 things to avoid.

Frommer's Easyguide to Barcelona and Madrid by David Lyon Frommer's Easyguide to Barcelona and Madrid, Paperback (January 2015)

"An Arthur Frommer publication"--P. [4] of cover.

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Author Biography - David Lyon

D.Lyon, Professor of Sociology, Queens University, Kingston

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