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The Surveillance Studies Reader


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PART 1: Surveillance, the nation-state and social control
1 Social control and modern social structure - James B. Rule
2 Modernity, totalitarianism and critical theory - Anthony Giddens
3 Surveillance: basic concepts and dimensions - Christopher Dandeker 4 Coming and going: on the state monopolization of the legitimate 'means of movement' - John Torpey
5 Panopticism - Michel Foucault

PART 2: Computers, simulations and surveillance
6 What's new about the 'new surveillance'? Classifying for change and continuity - Gary T. Marx
7 Surveillance, its simulation, and hypercontrol in virtual systems - William Bogard
8 The surveillant assemblage - Kevin Haggerty and Richard Ericson
9 Probing the surveillant assemblage: on the dialectics of surveillance practices as processes of social control - Sean P. Hier PART 3: Surveillance and everyday life
10 Everyday surveillance: personal data and social classifications - David Lyon
11 Data mining and surveillance in the post-9/11 environment - Oscar H. Gandy
12 From 'common observation' to behavioural risk management: workplace surveillance and employee assistance 1914-2003 - Susan Hansen
13 How closed-circuit television surveillance organizes the social: an institutional ethnography - Kevin Walby PART 4: Surveillance, social inequality and social problems
14 Welfare surveillance - John Gilliom
15 Digitizing surveillance: categorization, space, inequality - Stephen Graham and David Wood
16 Surveillance in the city: primary definition and urban spatial order - Roy Coleman
17 Bring it on home: home drug testing and the relocation of the war on drugs - Dawn Moore and Kevin D. Haggerty PART 5: Surveillance and public opinion
18 News media, popular culture and the electronic monitoring of offenders in England and Wales - Mike Nellis
19 Public opinion surveys and the formation of privacy policy - Oscar H. Gandy, Jr.
20 Spin control and freedom of information: lessons for the United Kingdom from Canada - Alasdair S. Roberts PART 6: Mobility, privacy, ethics and resistance
21 Mobile transformations of 'public' and 'private' life - Mimi Sheller and John Urry
22 The privacy paradigm - Colin Bennett and Charles Raab
23 Neither good, nor bad, but dangerous: surveillance as an ethical paradox - Graham Sewell and James R. Barker
24 Resisting surveillance - David Lyon

About the Author

Sean Hier is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. He is the editor of Contemporary Social Thought: Themes and Theories (2005) and Race and Racism in 21st Century Canada (2007), and Identity and Belonging: Rethinking Race and Ethnicity in Canadian Society (2006).

Josh Greenberg is Assistant Professor in the School of Journalism and Communication, Carleton University, Canada.

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