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Routledge Handbook of Surveillance Studies

Ball, Kirstie; Haggerty, Kevin and Lyon, David eds. (2012). Routledge Handbook of Surveillance Studies. Routledge International Handbooks. London: Routledge.

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Surveillance is a central organizing practice. Gathering personal data and processing them in searchable databases drives administrative efficiency but also raises questions about security, governance, civil liberties and privacy. Surveillance is both globalized in cooperative schemes, such as sharing biometric data, and localized in the daily minutiae of social life. This innovative Handbook explores the empirical, theoretical and ethical issues around surveillance and its use in daily life.

With a collection of over forty essays from the leading names in surveillance studies, the Handbook takes a truly multi-disciplinary approach to critically question issues of:

•surveillance and population control
•policing, intelligence and war
•production and consumption
•new media
•regulation and resistance.
The Routledge Handbook of Surveillance Studies is an international, accessible, definitive and comprehensive overview of the rapidly growing multi-disciplinary field of surveillance studies. The Handbook’s direct, authoritative style will appeal to a wide range of scholars and students in the social sciences, arts and humanities.

Item Type: Edited Book
Copyright Holders: 2012 Kirstie Ball, Kevin D. Haggerty and David Lyon; individual chapters, the contributors
ISBN: 0-415-58883-9, 978-0-415-58883-6
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetSocial Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Keywords: surveillance; sociology; criminology; organization; social sciences
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
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Item ID: 33734
Depositing User: Kirstie Ball
Date Deposited: 24 May 2012 09:28
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:05
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