Surveillance as Social Sorting: Privacy, Risk and Automated Discrimination (Hardback)David Lyon (editor)
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Surveillance as Social Sorting proposes that surveillance is not simply a contemporary threat to individual freedom, but that, more insidiously, it is a powerful means of creating and reinforcing long-term social differences. As practiced today, it is actually a form of social sorting - a means of verifying identities but also of assessing risks and assigning worth. Questions of how categories are constructed therefore become significant ethical and political questions.
Bringing together contributions from North America and Europe, Surveillance as Social Sorting offers an innovative approach to the interaction between societies and their technologies. It looks at a number of examples in depth and will be an appropriate source of reference for a wide variety of courses.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 22 mm
-Oscar H. Gandy, Jr., Herbert I. Schiller Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and author of "The Panoptic Sort
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