Globalization and Surveillance

Globalization and Surveillance

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This book offers a lively, accessible and informative introduction to surveillance through the lens of globalization, and globalization through the lens of surveillance. The story that unfolds is wide-ranging, taking a thoroughly multidimensional and transdisciplinary approach that brings clarity to a complex subject. Drawing a long historical arc, and freely crisscrossing the Global North/South divide, Timothy Erik Stroem traces a narrative beginning with colonial land surveys. He convincingly shows how surveillance and capitalism are inextricably linked, illustrated through in-depth studies on Google and China's Social Credit System and the broader reconfiguration of everyday life. Drawing on a wealth of empirical examples and historical context, his book is a theoretically informed but accessible example of engaged scholarship that provides a provocative and critical examination of the uneven and contradictory subjective and material social meanings and consequences of surveillance and globalization.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 242 pages
  • 155 x 225 x 18mm | 367g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified; Tables
  • 1538123584
  • 9781538123584
  • 1,736,472

Review quote

With a breathtakingly wide brush--both historical and geographical--Tim Ström paints a compelling picture of surveillance as a crucial companion of colonization, capitalism, and war in the modern world. Thankfully, he also offers clues as to how things could be otherwise.--David Lyon, Queen's University, Canada
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About Timothy Erik Stroem

Timothy Erik Stroem is based in Melbourne, where he is a resident academic at Arena, and teaches in RMIT University's School of Global Studies. He is a recent PhD from Western Sydney University's Institute for Culture and Society.
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