Surveillance Society: Monitoring Everyday Life

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McGraw-Hill Education (UK), Feb 1, 2001 - Social Science - 189 pages
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This book gives an overview of current research on and developments in surveillance, including closed circuit TV and biometrics, illustrated by empirical examples. Such proliferating surveillance is encountered especially in the modern city, with its watchful cameras and the demand for plastic card ID and eligibility checks. People depend on it for security, convenience, and efficiency.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Part one Surveillance societies
13
Part two The spread of surveillance
49
Part three Surveillance scenarios
105
Notes
155
Bibliography
174
Index
181
Back cover
194
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David Lyon is Professor of Sociology at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. He has held visiting positions at the University of Leeds, UK; Calvin College, USA; Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada; Monash University, Australia; Auckland University, New Zealand; the National University of Singapore; the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, France; and the University of Tokyo, Japan. His work has been translated into over ten languages, and includes The Electronic Eye: The Rise of Surveillance Society (1994), and Postmodernity 2nd Edition (1999) also published by Open University Press.

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