The Electronic Eye: The Rise of Surveillance Society - Computers and Social Control in Context

The Electronic Eye: The Rise of Surveillance Society - Computers and Social Control in Context

By: David Lyon (author)Paperback

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Description

In this book David Lyon analyses the various contexts of surveillance activity and offers a balanced account of the influence electronic information systems have on the social order today.

About Author

David Lyon is Professor and Head of Department of Sociology at Queen's University, Ontario, Canada. He is the author of several books including The Information Society (Polity, 1988).

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.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780745612683
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9780745612683
  • weight: 432
  • ISBN10: 0745612687

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