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Surveillance and Film

Surveillance and Film [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1628924837
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Winner of the Surveillance Studies Network Book Award: 2017 Surveillance is a common feature of everyday life. But how are we to make sense of or understand what surveillance is, how we should feel about it, and what, if anything, can we do? Surveillance and Film is an engaging and accessible book that maps out important themes in how popular culture imagines surveillance by examining key feature films that prominently address the subject. Drawing on dozens of examples from around the world, J. Macgregor Wise analyzes films that focus on those who watch (like Rear Window, Peeping Tom, Disturbia, Gigante, and The Lives of Others), films that focus on those who are watched (like The Conversation, Caché, and Ed TV), films that feature surveillance societies (like 1984, THX 1138, V for Vendetta, The Handmaid's Tale, The Truman Show, and Minority Report), surveillance procedural films (from The Naked City, to Hong Kong's Eye in the Sky, The Infernal Affairs Trilogy, and the Overheard Trilogy of films), and films that interrogate the aesthetics of the surveillance image itself (like Sliver, Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries), Der Riese, and Look). Wise uses these films to describe key models of understanding surveillance (like Big Brother, Panopticism, or the Control Society) as well as to raise issues of voyeurism, trust, ethics, technology, visibility, identity, privacy, and control that are essential elements of today's culture of surveillance. The text features questions for further discussion as well as lists of additional films that engage these topics.

Surveillance Cinema

Surveillance Cinema [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 147985848X
Author: Catherine Zimmer
Publisher: NYU Press
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In Paris, a static video camera keeps watch on a bourgeois home. In Portland, a webcam documents the torture and murder of kidnap victims. And in clandestine intelligence offices around the world, satellite technologies relentlessly pursue the targets of global conspiracies. Such plots represent only a fraction of the surveillance narratives that have become commonplace in recent cinema. Catherine Zimmer examines how technology and ideology have come together in cinematic form to play a functional role in the politics of surveillance. Drawing on the growing field of surveillance studies and the politics of contemporary monitoring practices, she demonstrates that screen narrative has served to organize political, racial, affective, and even material formations around and through surveillance. She considers how popular culture forms are intertwined with the current political landscape in which the imagery of anxiety, suspicion, war, and torture has become part of daily life. From Enemy of the State and The Bourne Series to Saw, Caché and Zero Dark Thirty, Surveillance Cinema explores in detail the narrative tropes and stylistic practices that characterize contemporary films and television series about surveillance.

Surveillance on Screen

Surveillance on Screen [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0810885913
Author: Sébastien Lefait
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
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Surveillance on Screen by Sébastien Lefait Book Resume:

Drawing on the rapidly developing field of surveillance studies, this book examines television shows and films—including Lost, Survivor, Minority Report, Enemy of the State, and Nineteen Eighty-Four—that shape our experience of surveillance, both as watchers and as those being watched.

Imagining Surveillance

Imagining Surveillance [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1474404464
Author: Peter Marks
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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Critically assesses how literary and cinematic eutopias and dystopias have imagined and evaluated surveillance.Imagining Surveillance presents the first full-length study of the depiction and assessment of surveillance in literature and film. Focusing on the utopian genre (which includes positive and negative worlds), this book offers an in-depth account of the ways in which the most creative writers, filmmakers and thinkers have envisioned alternative worlds in which surveillance in various forms plays a key concern. Ranging from Thomas Mores genre-defining Utopia to Spike Jones provocative film Her, Imagining Surveillance explores the long history of surveillance in creative texts well before and after George Orwells iconic Nineteen Eighty-Four. It fits that key novel into a five hundred year narrative that includes some of the most provocative and inventive accounts of surveillance as it is and as it might be in the future. The book explains the sustained use of these works by surveillance scholars, but goes much further and deeper in explicating their brilliant and challenging diversity. With chapters on surveillance studies, surveillance in utopias before Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four itself, and utopian texts post-Orwell that deal with visibility, spaces, identity, technology and the shape of things to come, Imagining Surveillance sits firmly in the emerging cultural studies of surveillance.Key Features:The first sustained account of the representation of surveillance in eutopian and dystopian literature and filmCharts surveillances historical development and creative responses to that developmentProvides a detailed critical account of the ways that surveillance studies has utilised utopias to formulate its ideasOffers new readings of literary texts and films from Mores Utopia through George Orwells Nineteen Eighty-Four to Margaret Atwoods Oryx and Crake and films from Fritz Langs Metropolis to Neil Blomkamps Elysium and beyond

Surveillance in Asian Cinema

Surveillance in Asian Cinema [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317298810
Author: Karen Fang
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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Surveillance in Asian Cinema by Karen Fang Book Resume:

Critical theory and popular wisdom are rife with images of surveillance as an intrusive, repressive practice often suggestively attributed to eastern powers and opposed to western liberalism. Hollywood-dominated global media has long promulgated a geopoliticized east-west axis of freedom vs. control. This book focuses on Asian and Asia-based films and cinematic traditions obscured by lopsided western hegemonic discourse and—more specifically—probes these films’ treatments of a phenomenon that western film often portrays with neo-orientalist hysteria. Exploring recent and historical movies made in post-social and anti-Communist societies such as China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam and South Korea, the book picks up on the political and economic concerns implicitly underlying Sinophobic and anti-Communist Asian images in Hollywood films while also considering how these societies and states depict the issues of centralization, militarization and technological innovation so often figured as distinctive of the difference between eastern despotism and western liberalism.

Shots in the Mirror

Shots in the Mirror [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 019802973X
Author: Nicole Rafter
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Movies play a central role in shaping our understanding of crime and the world generally, helping us define what is good and bad, desirable and unworthy, lawful and illicit, strong and weak. Crime films raise controversial issues about the distribution of social power and the meanings of deviance, and they provide a safe space for fantasies of rebellion, punishment, and the restoration of order. In this first comprehensive study of its kind, well-known criminologist Nicole Rafter examines the relationship between society and crime films from the perspectives of criminal justice, film history and technique, and sociology. Dealing with over 300 films ranging from gangster and cop to trial and prison movies, Shots in the Mirror concentrates on works in the Hollywood tradition but also identifies a darker strain of critical films that portray crime and punishment more bleakly.

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1610395700
Author: Shoshana Zuboff
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The challenges to humanity posed by the digital future, the first detailed examination of the unprecedented form of power called "surveillance capitalism," and the quest by powerful corporations to predict and control our behavior. In this masterwork of original thinking and research, Shoshana Zuboff provides startling insights into the phenomenon that she has named surveillance capitalism. The stakes could not be higher: a global architecture of behavior modification threatens human nature in the twenty-first century just as industrial capitalism disfigured the natural world in the twentieth. Zuboff vividly brings to life the consequences as surveillance capitalism advances from Silicon Valley into every economic sector. Vast wealth and power are accumulated in ominous new "behavioral futures markets," where predictions about our behavior are bought and sold, and the production of goods and services is subordinated to a new "means of behavioral modification." The threat has shifted from a totalitarian Big Brother state to a ubiquitous digital architecture: a "Big Other" operating in the interests of surveillance capital. Here is the crucible of an unprecedented form of power marked by extreme concentrations of knowledge and free from democratic oversight. Zuboff's comprehensive and moving analysis lays bare the threats to twenty-first century society: a controlled "hive" of total connection that seduces with promises of total certainty for maximum profit -- at the expense of democracy, freedom, and our human future. With little resistance from law or society, surveillance capitalism is on the verge of dominating the social order and shaping the digital future -- if we let it.

Expanding the Gaze

Expanding the Gaze [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1442625406
Author: Emily van der Meulen,Robert Heynen
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
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From sexualized selfies and hidden camera documentaries to the bouncers monitoring patrons at Australian nightclubs, the ubiquity of contemporary surveillance goes far beyond the National Security Agency’s bulk data collection or the proliferation of security cameras on every corner. Expanding the Gaze is a collection of important new empirical and theoretical works that demonstrate the significance of the gendered dynamics of surveillance. Bringing together contributors from criminology, sociology, communication studies, and women’s studies, the eleven essays in the volume suggest that we cannot properly understand the implications of the rapid expansion of surveillance practices today without paying close attention to its gendered nature. Together, they constitute a timely interdisciplinary contribution to the development of feminist surveillance studies.

The Culture of Surveillance

The Culture of Surveillance [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1509515453
Author: David Lyon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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From 9/11 to the Snowden leaks, stories about surveillance increasingly dominate the headlines. But surveillance is not only 'done to us' – it is something we do in everyday life. We submit to surveillance, believing we have nothing to hide. Or we try to protect our privacy or negotiate the terms under which others have access to our data. At the same time, we participate in surveillance in order to supervise children, monitor other road users, and safeguard our property. Social media allow us to keep tabs on others, as well as on ourselves. This is the culture of surveillance. This important book explores the imaginaries and practices of everyday surveillance. Its main focus is not high-tech, organized surveillance operations but our varied, mundane experiences of surveillance that range from the casual and careless to the focused and intentional. It insists that it is time to stop using Orwellian metaphors and find ones suited to twenty-first-century surveillance — from 'The Circle' or 'Black Mirror.' Surveillance culture, David Lyon argues, is not detached from the surveillance state, society and economy. It is informed by them. He reveals how the culture of surveillance may help to domesticate and naturalize surveillance of unwelcome kinds, and considers which kinds of surveillance might be fostered for the common good and human flourishing.

Surveillance and the Law

Surveillance and the Law [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0429938802
Author: Maria Helen Murphy
Publisher: Routledge
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Surveillance of citizens is a clear manifestation of government power. The act of surveillance is generally deemed acceptable in a democratic society where it is necessary to protect the interests of the nation and where the power is exercised non-arbitrarily and in accordance with the law. Surveillance and the Law analyses the core features of surveillance that create stark challenges for transparency and accountability by examining the relationship between language, power, and surveillance. It identifies a number of features of surveillance law, surveillance language, and the distribution of power that perpetuate the existing surveillance paradigm. Using case studies from the US, the UK, and Ireland, it assesses the techniques used to maintain the status quo of continued surveillance expansion. These jurisdictions are selected for their similarities, but also for their key constitutional distinctions, which influence how power is distributed and restrained in the different systems. Though the book maintains that the classic principles of transparency and accountability remain the best means available to limit the arbitrary exercise of government power, it evaluates how these principles could be better realised in order to restore power to the people and to maintain an appropriate balance between government intrusion and the right to privacy. By identifying the common tactics used in the expansion of surveillance around the globe, this book will appeal to students and scholars interested in privacy law, human rights, information technology law, and surveillance studies.

Spaces of Surveillance

Spaces of Surveillance [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3319490850
Author: Susan Flynn,Antonia Mackay
Publisher: Springer
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Spaces of Surveillance by Susan Flynn,Antonia Mackay Book Resume:

In a world of ubiquitous surveillance, watching and being watched are the salient features of the lives depicted in many of our cultural productions. This collection examines surveillance as it is portrayed in art, literature, film and popular culture, and makes the connection between our sense of ‘self’ and what is ‘seen’. In our post-panoptical world which purports to proffer freedom of movement, technology notes our movements and habits at every turn. Surveillance seeps out from businesses and power structures to blur the lines of security and confidentiality. This unsettling loss of privacy plays out in contemporary narratives, where the ‘selves’ we create are troubled by surveillance. This collection will appeal to scholars of media and cultural studies, contemporary literature, film and art and American studies.

The Philosophy of War Films

The Philosophy of War Films [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0813145112
Author: David LaRocca
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
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Wars have played a momentous role in shaping the course of human history. The ever-present specter of conflict has made it an enduring topic of interest in popular culture, and many movies, from Hollywood blockbusters to independent films, have sought to show the complexities and horrors of war on-screen. In The Philosophy of War Films, David LaRocca compiles a series of essays by prominent scholars that examine the impact of representing war in film and the influence that cinematic images of battle have on human consciousness, belief, and action. The contributors explore a variety of topics, including the aesthetics of war as portrayed on-screen, the effect war has on personal identity, and the ethical problems presented by war. Drawing upon analyses of iconic and critically acclaimed war films such as Saving Private Ryan (1998), The Thin Red Line (1998), Rescue Dawn (2006), Restrepo (2010), and Zero Dark Thirty (2012), this volume's examination of the genre creates new ways of thinking about the philosophy of war. A fascinating look at the manner in which combat and its aftermath are depicted cinematically, The Philosophy of War Films is a timely and engaging read for any philosopher, filmmaker, reader, or viewer who desires a deeper understanding of war and its representation in popular culture.

Closed Circuits

Closed Circuits [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 022620135X
Author: Garrett Stewart
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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The recent uproar over NSA dataveillance can obscure the fact that surveillance has been part of our lives for decades. And cinema has long been aware of its power—and potential for abuse. In Closed Circuits, Garrett Stewart analyzes a broad spectrum of films, from M and Rear Window through The Conversation to Déjà Vu, Source Code, and The Bourne Legacy, in which cinema has articulated—and performed—the drama of inspection’s unreturned look. While mainstays of the thriller, both the act and the technology of surveillance, Stewart argues, speak to something more foundational in the very work of cinema. The shared axis of montage and espionage—with editing designed to draw us in and make us forget the omnipresence of the narrative camera—extends to larger questions about the politics of an oversight regime that is increasingly remote and robotic. To such a global technopticon, one telltale response is a proliferating mode of digitally enhanced “surveillancinema.”

Histories of Surveillance from Antiquity to the Digital Era

Histories of Surveillance from Antiquity to the Digital Era [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1000401383
Author: Andreas Marklund,Laura Skouvig
Publisher: Routledge
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Histories of Surveillance from Antiquity to the Digital Era by Andreas Marklund,Laura Skouvig Book Resume:

Deploying empirical studies spanning from early Imperial China to the present day, 17 scholars from across the globe explore the history of surveillance with special attention to the mechanisms of power that impel the concept of surveillance in society. By delving into a broad range of historical periods and contexts, the book sheds new light on surveillance as a societal phenomenon, offering 10 in-depth, applied analyses that revolve around two main questions: • Who are the central actors in the history of surveillance? • What kinds of phenomena have been deemed eligible for surveillance, for example, information flows, political movements, border-crossing trade, interacting with foreign states, workplace relations, gender relations, andsexuality?

Deleuze and Film

Deleuze and Film [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0748647465
Author: David Martin-Jones
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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Deleuze and Film by David Martin-Jones Book Resume:

A wide-ranging collection of essays on the film-philosophy of Gilles Deleuze. Deleuze and Film explores how different films from around the world 'think' about topics like history, national identity, geopolitics, ethics, gender, genre, affect, religion, surveillance culture, digital aesthetics and the body. Mapping the global diversity of this cinematic thinking, this book greatly expands upon the range of films discussed in Deleuze's Cinema books.

Surveillance, Race, Culture

Surveillance, Race, Culture [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3319779389
Author: Susan Flynn,Antonia Mackay
Publisher: Springer
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Surveillance, Race, Culture by Susan Flynn,Antonia Mackay Book Resume:

This collection of essays engages with a wide range of disciplines including art, performance, film and literature, to examine the myriad effects of contemporary surveillance on our cultural psyche. The volume expertly articulates the manner in which cultural productions have been complicit in watching, seeing and purporting to ‘know’ race. In our increasingly mediated world, our sense of community is becoming progressively virtual, and surveillant technologies impact upon subjectivity, resulting in multiple forms of artistic and cultural expression. As such, art, film, and literature provide a lens for the reflection of sociocultural concerns. In Surveillance, Race, Culture Flynn and Mackay skilfully draw together a diverse range of contributions to investigate the fundamental question of exactly how surveillant technologies have informed our notions of race, identity and belonging.

From Visual Surveillance to Internet of Things

From Visual Surveillance to Internet of Things [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1000708101
Author: Lavanya Sharma,Pradeep K. Garg
Publisher: CRC Press
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From Visual Surveillance to Internet of Things by Lavanya Sharma,Pradeep K. Garg Book Resume:

From Visual Surveillance to Internet of Things: Technology and Applications is an invaluable resource for students, academicians and researchers to explore the utilization of Internet of Things with visual surveillance and its underlying technologies in different application areas. Using a series of present and future applications – business insights, indoor-outdoor securities, smart grids, human detection and tracking, intelligent traffic monitoring, e-health department and many more – this book will support readers to obtain a deeper knowledge in implementing IoT with visual surveillance. The book offers comprehensive coverage of the most essential topics, including: The rise of machines and communications to IoT (3G, 5G) Tools and technologies of IoT with visual surveillance IoT with visual surveillance for real-time applications IoT architectures Challenging issues and novel solutions for realistic applications Mining and tracking of motion-based object data Image processing and analysis into the unified framework to understand both IOT and computer vision applications This book will be an ideal resource for IT professionals, researchers, under- or post-graduate students, practitioners, and technology developers who are interested in gaining a deeper knowledge in implementing IoT with visual surveillance, critical applications domains, technologies, and solutions to handle relevant challenges. Dr. Lavanya Sharma is an Assistant Professor in the Amity Institute of Information Technology at Amity University UP, Noida, India. She is a recipient of several prestigious awards during her academic career. She is an active nationally-recognized researcher who has published numerous papers in her field. She has contributed as an Organizing Committee member and session chair at Springer and IEEE conferences. Prof. Pradeep K. Garg worked as a Vice Chancellor, Uttarakhand Technical University, Dehradun. Presently he is working in the department of Civil Engineering, IIT Roorkee as a professor. Prof. Garg has published more than 300 technical papers in national and international conferences and journals. He has completed 26 research projects funded by various government agencies, guided 27 PhD candidates, and provided technical services to 84 consultancy projects on various aspects of Civil Engineering.

Criminology Goes to the Movies

Criminology Goes to the Movies [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0814777414
Author: Nicole Rafter,Michelle Brown
Publisher: NYU Press
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Criminology Goes to the Movies by Nicole Rafter,Michelle Brown Book Resume:

From a look at classics like Psycho and Double Indemnity to recent films like Traffic and Thelma & Louise, Nicole Rafter and Michelle Brown show that criminological theory is produced not only in the academy, through scholarly research, but also in popular culture, through film. Criminology Goes to the Movies connects with ways in which students are already thinking criminologically through engagements with popular culture, encouraging them to use the everyday world as a vehicle for theorizing and understanding both crime and perceptions of criminality. The first work to bring a systematic and sophisticated criminological perspective to bear on crime films, Rafter and Brown’s book provides a fresh way of looking at cinema, using the concepts and analytical tools of criminology to uncover previously unnoticed meanings in film, ultimately making the study of criminological theory more engaging and effective for students while simultaneously demonstrating how theories of crime circulate in our mass-mediated worlds. The result is an illuminating new way of seeing movies and a delightful way of learning about criminology. Instructor's Guide

Eyes in the Sky

Eyes in the Sky [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0544971663
Author: Arthur Holland Michel
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Eyes in the Sky by Arthur Holland Michel Book Resume:

The fascinating history and unnerving future of high-tech aerial surveillance, from its secret military origins to its growing use on American citizens Eyes in the Sky is the authoritative account of how the Pentagon secretly developed a godlike surveillance system for monitoring America's enemies overseas, and how it is now being used to watch us in our own backyards. Whereas a regular aerial camera can only capture a small patch of ground at any given time, this system—and its most powerful iteration, Gorgon Stare—allow operators to track thousands of moving targets at once, both forwards and backwards in time, across whole city-sized areas. When fused with big-data analysis techniques, this network can be used to watch everything simultaneously, and perhaps even predict attacks before they happen. In battle, Gorgon Stare and other systems like it have saved countless lives, but when this technology is deployed over American cities—as it already has been, extensively and largely in secret—it has the potential to become the most nightmarishly powerful visual surveillance system ever built. While it may well solve serious crimes and even help ease the traffic along your morning commute, it could also enable far more sinister and dangerous intrusions into our lives. This is closed-circuit television on steroids. Facebook in the heavens. Drawing on extensive access within the Pentagon and in the companies and government labs that developed these devices, Eyes in the Sky reveals how a top-secret team of mad scientists brought Gorgon Stare into existence, how it has come to pose an unprecedented threat to our privacy and freedom, and how we might still capitalize on its great promise while avoiding its many perils.

Internet and Surveillance

Internet and Surveillance [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1136655263
Author: Christian Fuchs,Kees Boersma,Anders Albrechtslund,Marisol Sandoval
Publisher: Routledge
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Internet and Surveillance by Christian Fuchs,Kees Boersma,Anders Albrechtslund,Marisol Sandoval Book Resume:

The Internet has been transformed in the past years from a system primarily oriented on information provision into a medium for communication and community-building. The notion of “Web 2.0”, social software, and social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace have emerged in this context. With such platforms comes the massive provision and storage of personal data that are systematically evaluated, marketed, and used for targeting users with advertising. In a world of global economic competition, economic crisis, and fear of terrorism after 9/11, both corporations and state institutions have a growing interest in accessing this personal data. Here, contributors explore this changing landscape by addressing topics such as commercial data collection by advertising, consumer sites and interactive media; self-disclosure in the social web; surveillance of file-sharers; privacy in the age of the internet; civil watch-surveillance on social networking sites; and networked interactive surveillance in transnational space. This book is a result of a research action launched by the intergovernmental network COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology).