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Surveillance and the Everyday
Surveillance and the Everyday

In its popular understanding, surveillance evokes a rather negatively connoted register of associations, implying a form and finality of control that relates to policing, punishment and repression (Klauser and Albrechtslund, 2014). This book moves beyond such a narrow perception of the term. It does so in the tradition of the field of surveillance studies (Lyon, 2002; Haggerty and Ericson, 2006a; Ball, Haggerty and Lyon, 2012), which has in recent years highlighted the vast range of objectives, agents, technologies and practices of IT-mediated forms and formats of systematic attention. One of the main, albeit not universally accepted (Fuchs, 2011), claims in the field is that a merely negative and policing-related understanding of surveillance ignores the extent to which ...

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