The Surveillance Web

Author: Mike McCahill
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134034792
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The rise of CCTV and surveillance technologies has been one of the key developments in contemporary society, but its impact has often been analysed in a fragmented manner. This book addresses this issue by providing a detailed, micro-sociological account of the construction of a CCTV network in one English city. It differs from previous studies (which have concentrated on open street CCTV systems) in documenting and analysing the use of visual surveillance systems in a number of different locations and institutional settings, including the industrial workplace, shopping malls, high-rise housing schemes, and hospitals. It is concerned not just with abstract categories of 'grand theory' but seeks to explain how people living in contemporary society experience these changes. The Surveillance Web situates the growth of visual surveillance systems in the context of many of the key concerns of theorists of modernity, and makes a key contribution to understanding the nature of the relationship between surveillance and society. Its starting point is to view the relationship between surveillance and society as a two way process: the book looks at both the social impact of visual surveillance systems, and at how the impact of these technologies is shaped by existing social relations, political practice and cultural traditions. provides a richly textured account and analysis of the introduction of visual surveillance technologies (CCTV) in an English cityexplores the impact of the introduction and use of visual surveillance systems in a wide variety of locales and institutional settings, both public and privatemakes a key contribution to theoretical debates over the relationship between surveillance systems and society, one of the central concerns of theorists of modernity
The Surveillance Web
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Mike McCahill
Categories: LAW
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-11 - Publisher: Routledge

The rise of CCTV and surveillance technologies has been one of the key developments in contemporary society, but its impact has often been analysed in a fragmented manner. This book addresses this issue by providing a detailed, micro-sociological account of the construction of a CCTV network in one English city.
Routledge Handbook of Surveillance Studies
Language: en
Pages: 460
Authors: Kirstie Ball, Kevin Haggerty, David Lyon
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-04-27 - Publisher: Routledge

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.
The Surveillance Studies Reader
Language: en
Pages: 408
Authors: Hier, Sean, Greenberg, Joshua
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-08-01 - Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

Examines thoughts about self-surveillance, scrutiny of specific parts of society, sophisticated data gathering techniques and the ubiquity of CCTV. This book is suitable for students of sociology, politics, social policy, media and communications studies, social psychology and criminology.
Surveillance and Governance
Language: en
Pages: 392
Authors: Mathieu Deflem
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-04-08 - Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

Presents insights in the sociological study of surveillance and governance in the context of criminal justice and other control strategies. This volume provides a varied set of theoretical perspectives and substantive research domains on the qualities and quantities of some of the transformations of social control.
The Surveillance Society
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Michael Marcovici
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-12-04 - Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

The issue of how increased security precautions impact on individual privacy is a crucial one for Americans - and many others around the world. Since 9/11 security surveillance and access to personal information by government and their agencies has increased and become, in some people’s eyes, more intrusive and unacceptably