Globalization and Surveillance - Globalization (Paperback)Timothy Erik Stroem (author)
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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 242
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
In an important and timely intervention, Timothy Stroem has crafted an invaluable conceptual roadmap for understanding the global surveillance economy. This engagingly written and elegantly conceived book locates contemporary surveillance in its broader social contexts with the goal of imagining, against all odds, how these might be different--and better.--Mark Andrejevic, Monash University
Upgrading critiques of surveillance for the twenty-first century, Tim Stroem reveals its governing paradox of absolute control and utter powerlessness. Governmental and corporate surveillance technologies are locked into the logic of a system that cannot function if its bosses are not themselves completely submissive. In meticulous detail, Stroem shows how the smallest engineering decision rests on histories of colonialism and perpetuates a global system of injustice and inequality and how globalization, as a system of exploitation and oppression, shapes and is shaped by the software we so often see as helpful and at worst neutral. A wake-up call for citizens, consumers, students, and activists.--Sean Cubitt, University of Melbourne
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