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Title Surveillance : power, problems, and politics / edited by Sean P. Hier and Josh Greenberg
Published Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2009


Description 1 online resource (xviii, 273 pages) : illustrations
Contents Foreword: Surveillance and Political Problems / Kevin D. Haggerty -- Introduction / Sean P. Hier and Josh Greenberg -- 1. Politics of Surveillance: Power, Paradigms, and the Field of Visibility / Sean P. Hier and Josh Greenberg -- pt. 1. Stigma, Morality, and Social Control -- 2. Kid-Visible: Childhood Obesity, Body Surveillance, and the Techniques of Care / Charlene D. Elliott -- 3. Police Surveillance of Male-with-Male Public Sex in Ontario, 1983-94 / Kevin Walby -- 4. Kind of Prohibition: Targets of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario's Interdiction List, 1953-75 / Scott Thompson -- pt. 2. Environmental Design, Consumerism, and Privacy -- 5. Natural Surveillance, Crime Prevention, and the Effects of Being Seen / Patrick F. Parnaby and C. Victoria Reed -- 6. Administering the Dead: Mass Death and the Problem of Privacy / Joseph Scanlon -- 7. Identity Theft and the Construction of Creditable Subjects / Sheryl N. Hamilton -- pt. 3. Genetics, Security, and Biometrics -- 8. From Bodily Integrity to Genetic Surveillance: The Impacts of DNA Identification in Criminal Justice / Neil Gerlach -- 9. Communication and the Sorrows of Empire: Surveillance and Information Operations "Blowback" in the Global War on Terrorism / Dwayne Winseck -- 10. Bio-Benefits: Technologies of Criminalization, Biometrics, and the Welfare System / Shoshana Magnet -- pt. 4. Participatory Surveillance and Resistance -- 11. Public Vigilance Campaigns and Participatory Surveillance after 11 September 2001 / Mike Larsen and Justin Piche -- 12. Cell Phones and Surveillance: Mobile Technology, States, and Social Movements / Simon J. Kiss -- 13. Subverting Surveillance Systems: Access to Information Mechanisms as Tools of Counter-Surveillance / Laura Huey
Summary Surveillance is commonly rationalized as a practice to address existing political or social problems such as crime, fraud, and terrorism. This book also explores how surveillance systems can, under the guise of managing risk or reducing harm, cause or exacerbate a range of problems, including poverty, over-policing, suspicion, and exclusion. This volume presents essays written by Canadian scholars who interrogate the moral and ideological bases and the material effects of various surveillance practices and systems. The contributors explore the relationship between surveillance and social and political problems in a number of cultural locations and institutional arenas: policing, consumerism, welfare administration, disaster management, popular culture, moral regulation, news media, social movements, and anti-terrorism campaigns. These original theoretical and empirical essays examine and challenge us to consider the question: How can we ensure a future in which the consequences of surveillance are not taken for granted as normal, or necessary, features of modern life? The thought-provoking discussion of problems and potential solutions makes this book a valuable resource for students and practitioners of sociology, criminology, history, anthropology, political science, and communications and culture
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Electronic surveillance -- Social aspects
Electronic surveillance -- Political aspects
Information technology -- Social aspects
Social control.
Privacy, Right of.
Social Control, Formal
Electronic surveillance -- Political aspects.
Electronic surveillance -- Social aspects.
Information technology -- Social aspects.
Privacy, Right of.
Social control.
Elektronische Überwachung
Soziale Kontrolle
Form Electronic book
Author Hier, Sean P. (Sean Patrick), 1971-
Greenberg, Joshua, 1973-
ISBN 9780774816137