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The globalization of surveillance : the origin of the securitarian order / Armand Mattelart; translated by Susan Gruenheck Taponier and James A. Cohen

Main Author Mattelart, Armand, 1936- Secondary Author Taponier, Susan Gruenheck
Cohen, James A.
Country Reino Unido. Publication Cambridge : Polity, cop. 2010 Description VII, 249 p. ; 24 cm ISBN 978-0-7456-4510-0 CDU 351.78 339 327
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Video surveillance, public records, fingerprints, hidden microphones, RFID chips: in contemporary societies the intrusive techniques of surveillance used in daily life have increased dramatically. The "war against terror" has only exacerbated this trend, creating a world that is closer than one might have imagined to that envisaged by George Orwell in 1984.

How have we reached this situation? Why have democratic societies accepted that their rights and freedoms should be taken away, a little at a time, by increasingly sophisticated mechanisms of surveillance?
From the anthropometry of the 19th Century to the Patriot Act, through an analysis of military theory and the Echelon Project, Armand Mattelart constructs a genealogy of this new power of control and examines its globalising dynamic.

This book provides an essential wake-up call at a time when democratic societies are becoming less and less vigilant against the dangers of proliferating systems of surveillance.

Tit. orig.: La globalisation de la surveillance

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction (p. 1)
  • Part I Disciplining/Managing (p. 5)
  • 1 Surveillance: Delinquency as a Political Observatory (p. 7)
  • 2 Punishing: The Apprehended Multitude (p. 21)
  • 3 Managing Mass Society: The Lessons of Total War (p. 32)
  • Part II Hegemonizing/Pacifying (p. 47)
  • 4 The Cold War and the Religion of National Security (p. 49)
  • 5 'Civic Action' or the Reappropriation of the National Security Doctrine (p. 65)
  • 6 Counterinsurgency, the Crossroads of Expeditionary Forces (p. 79)
  • 7 The Internationalization of Torture (p. 98)
  • Part III Securitizing/Insecuritizing (p. 115)
  • 8 The New Domestic Order (p. 117)
  • 9 War without End: The Techno-security Paradigm (p. 137)
  • 10 The European Police Area (p. 162)
  • 11 The Traceability of Bodies and Goods (p. 183)
  • Epilogue (p. 197)
  • Notes (p. 203)
  • General Bibliography by Topic (p. 221)
  • Index (p. 233)

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Armand Mattelart is Professor Emeritus at the University of Paris VIII.

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