Rezension: Media, Surveillance and Identity: Social Perspectives

von Christian Wickert

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Titel: Media, Surveillance and Identity: Social Perspectives. HerausgeberInnen: André Jansson and Miyase Christensen (Hrsg.) Jahr: 2014 Verlag: Peter Lang ISBN: 978-1-4331-1879-1

Diese Rezension wurde verfasst von Birgit Däwes, Wien.

When Jaron Lanier received the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade in Frankfurt in October, he emphasized in his acceptance speech that “[c]urbing government surveillance is essential to the future of democracy, but activists need to keep in mind that in the big picture what is going on at the moment is a gradual weakening of governments in favor of the businesses that gather the data in first place, through the mechanisms of wealth disparity and austerity.” This significant shift in power and control also necessitates new methodologies and perspectives in surveillance studies. While it has become a commonplace to point to the shortcomings of Foucault’s panoptic metaphor as a model of contemporary governance, new tropes of surveillance culture are still to be found.

In the present volume, expertly edited by Swedish scholars Andre Jansson and Miyase Christensen, this task is approached from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including media and communications studies, sociology, politics, cultural studies, and geography ...

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