Preface and Acknowledgments
Part I Viewpoints
1. The Watched World Today
2. Spreading Surveillance Sites
3. Explaining Surveillance
Part II Vision
4. Information, Identification, Inventory
5. Security, Suspicion, Social Sorting
6. Bodies, Borders, Biometrics
Part III Visibility
7. Surveillance, Visibility and Popular Culture
8. Struggles over Surveillance
9. Data, Discrimination, Dignity
"Written by one of the most influential surveillance scholars internationally, this book provides for the first time a truly interdisciplinary introduction to the study of surveillance. Surveillance Studies not only constitutes an important entry point to critically engage with surveillance in general, it also provides ... the perfect starting point to further develop the study of surveillance as a promising and crucially important field of research."
"This book represents an overview of the field, but is nevertheless original and insightful in its own right. Above all, it is written in a clear and precise manner."
Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute
"A clearly written introduction to the subdiscipline that promises to serve as a useful criminology, sociology, or political science undergraduate textbook."
"David Lyon's work demands our utmost respect and admiration for its scope, balance and clarity. If one were restricted to the reliance on only one text on surveillance I would suggest without hesitation to select this book."
Ursula M. Franklin, University of Toronto
"A clearly written, comprehensive and balanced introduction to the burgeoning field of surveillance studies. Definitive (or even pretty good) answers are elusive, but this book does a fine job of asking the right social scientific and moral questions."
Gary T. Marx, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- The first ever textbook on the relatively new discipline of Surveillance Studies
- Written by an internationally renowned scholar and a pioneer of the study of surveillance
- Draws on a wide range of disciplines, including sociology, media studies, geography and politics, to outline a comprehensive introduction
- Uses a host of contemporary and effective examples and at the same time gives students the tools to analyze ongoing surveillance trends
- Clearly written, with pedagogical features such as end of chapter discussion points, a glossary and further reading suggestions