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The Electronic Eye : The Rise of Surveillance Society - David Lyon

The Electronic Eye

The Rise of Surveillance Society

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The author of The Information Society looks into the mediated nature of modern society, in which every transaction, phone call, vote, border-crossing, and application registers into some computer. Simultaneous.

Preface and Acknowledgements
Situating Surveillancep. 1
Introduction: Body, Soul and Credit Cardp. 3
Surveillance in Everyday Lifep. 3
Surveillance in Modern Societyp. 6
The Social Impact of Technologyp. 8
Technology and Totalitarianismp. 11
The Problem of Privacyp. 14
Personhood and Postmodernityp. 17
Understanding Surveillance Societyp. 20
Surveillance in Modern Societyp. 22
A Prehistory of Surveillancep. 22
Surveillance and Modernityp. 24
The Military, War and Modern Surveillancep. 27
The Nation-State and Modern Surveillancep. 29
Capitalism and Modern Surveillancep. 33
Surveillance, Modernity and Beyondp. 37
New Surveillance Technologiesp. 40
From Papermongers to Databanksp. 40
The Difference Technology Makesp. 42
What Do Computers Do?p. 46
New Technology and Surveillance Capacityp. 51
New Technologies: New Surveillance?p. 53
New Surveillance: Evidence and Debatep. 55
From Big Brother to the Electronic Panopticonp. 57
The Police State and the Prisonp. 57
Orwell's Dystopiap. 59
The Panopticon from Bentham to Foucaultp. 62
Electronic Surveillance: Panoptic Power?p. 67
Evaluating Electronic Panopticismp. 71
Beyond Orwell, Bentham and Foucaultp. 78
Surveillance Trendsp. 81
The Surveillance State: Keeping Tabs on Youp. 83
You and Your Data-Imagep. 83
The Surveillance Statep. 85
A Political Economy of New Surveillancep. 88
New Technologies and Surveillance Capacityp. 91
From Crib to Coffin: Fine-grained Filesp. 94
Managing Health Care Spending: The Ontario Health Cardp. 96
Administration, Computers and Beyondp. 99
The Surveillance State: From Tabs to Tagsp. 102
Spiderman's Solutionp. 102
Electronic Identificationp. 104
Computers that Converse: Record Linkagep. 107
Police Computers: Command and Controlp. 110
Computerizing National Securityp. 114
State Surveillance, Citizenship and Globalizationp. 116
The Transparent Workerp. 119
Chaplin and Chipsp. 119
The Watched Workplacep. 121
Taylorism and Technologyp. 124
Towards Disorganized Surveillance?p. 126
The Transparent Workerp. 129
Computer-Intensified Surveillancep. 131
Post-Fordism, Disorganized Surveillance and Beyondp. 133
The Targeted Consumerp. 136
Junk Mail Marketingp. 136
Taylorism Transposed?p. 138
The Domestic Thresholdp. 141
New Technologies for Surveillance?: Caller ID and Smart Cardsp. 147
Data Entrepreneurs and Strategic Informationp. 150
Commercial Surveillance Capacitiesp. 153
Consumerism and Surveillance Theoryp. 155
Counter-Surveillancep. 159
Challenging Surveillancep. 161
The Challenge of and the Challenge top. 161
The Challenge of Surveillancep. 164
The Challenge to Surveillance: I Privacy Lawp. 170
The Challenge to Surveillance: II Social Movementsp. 174
Beyond the Watershedp. 177
Privacy, Power, Personsp. 179
Mirages of Modernity?p. 179
Privacy Invadedp. 180
The Public and the Privatep. 182
Diminishing Private Space?p. 184
Privacy and Propertyp. 187
Privacy or Autonomy?p. 189
A Superpanopticon?p. 190
Surveillance and Personhoodp. 192
Beyond Privacyp. 196
Against Dystopia, Distance, Divisionp. 199
Real-Time Dystopiap. 199
Dystopia in Surveillance Theoryp. 201
Is Seeing Knowing?p. 205
Confessing, Controlling, Confidencep. 208
From LA to the Other Cityp. 211
Towards an Alternativep. 214
Beyond Postmodern Paranoiap. 218
Postmodern Paranoidsp. 218
Surveillance Society Todayp. 219
For the Futurep. 223
Notesp. 226
Select Bibliographyp. 258
Indexp. 267
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ISBN: 9780816625154
ISBN-10: 0816625158
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 290
Published: 15th March 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.43