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The electronic eye : the rise of surveillance society

Author: David Lyon
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Polity Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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â This book provides an overview of the role of computers and information in modern societies. â It is strongly comparative using illustrative data from USA, UK, Canada, Australia, France,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Lyon
ISBN: 0745608396 9780745608396 0745612687 9780745612683 0816625131 9780816625130 0816625158 9780816625154
OCLC Number: 30015042
Description: x, 270 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface and Acknowledgements. Part I: Situating Surveillance:. 1. Introduction: Body, Soul and Credit Card. 2. Surveillance in Modern Society. 3. New Surveillance Technologies. 4. From Big Brother to the Electronic Panopticon. Part II: Surveillance Trends:. 5. The Surveillance State: Keeping Tabs on You. 6. The Surveillance State: From Tabs to Tags. 7. The Transparent Worker. 8. The Targetted Consumer. Part III: Counter-Surveillance:. 9. Challenging Surveillance. 10. Privacy, Power, Persons. 11. Against Dystopia, Distance, Division. 12. Beyond Postmodern Paranoia. Bibliography. Index.
Responsibility: David Lyon.

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