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The Resource The soft cage : surveillance in America : from slavery to the war on terror, Christian Parenti

The soft cage : surveillance in America : from slavery to the war on terror, Christian Parenti

Label
The soft cage : surveillance in America : from slavery to the war on terror
Title
The soft cage
Title remainder
surveillance in America : from slavery to the war on terror
Statement of responsibility
Christian Parenti
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Soft Cage explores the hidden history of surveillance - from controlling slaves in the old South to implementing early criminal justice, tracking immigrants, and closely monitoring the poor as part of modern social work. It also explores the role computers play in creating a whole new world of seemingly benign technologies - such as credit cards, website "cookies," electronic toll collection, "data mining," and iris scanners at airports."
  • "With fears of personal and national security at an all-time high, this ever-growing infrastructure of high-tech voyeurism is shifting the balance of power between individuals and the state in groundbreaking - and very dangerous - ways. From closed-circuit television cameras to the Department of Homeland Security, The Soft Cage offers a compelling, vitally important history lesson for every American concerned about the expansion of surveillance into our public and private lives."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Parenti, Christian
Dewey number
303.3/3/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HN57
LC item number
.P35 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • War on Terrorism (2001-2009)
  • Social control
  • Electronic surveillance
  • Political culture
  • Privacy, Right of
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
  • Electronic surveillance
  • Political culture
  • Privacy, Right of
  • Social control
  • United States
  • Elektronische Überwachung
  • Politische Kultur
  • Soziale Kontrolle
  • Terrorismus
  • USA
  • Elektronische Überwachung
  • Politische Kultur
  • Soziale Kontrolle
  • Terrorismus
  • USA
Label
The soft cage : surveillance in America : from slavery to the war on terror, Christian Parenti
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Life in the glass box -- Antebellum ID : genealogies of identification and registration -- The accumulation of bodies, Part 1 : Identification and photography -- The accumulation of bodies, Part 2 : Early biometrics -- Cruel Gan Saan : surveillance and Chinese exclusion -- Of ones and zeros : digital surveillance emerges -- Surveillance and the sinews of commerce -- Camera land : security aesthetics and public space -- The digital leash : mobility and freedom -- The new Taylorism : surveillance, work, and discipline -- The benevolent gaze : dossiers and the helping professions -- The eye of justice -- Voyeurism and security culture -- Fear as institution : 9/11 and surveillance triumphant
Control code
ocm52429761
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 273 pages
Isbn
9780465054855
Lccn
2003013330
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o52429761
  • (OCoLC)52429761
Label
The soft cage : surveillance in America : from slavery to the war on terror, Christian Parenti
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Life in the glass box -- Antebellum ID : genealogies of identification and registration -- The accumulation of bodies, Part 1 : Identification and photography -- The accumulation of bodies, Part 2 : Early biometrics -- Cruel Gan Saan : surveillance and Chinese exclusion -- Of ones and zeros : digital surveillance emerges -- Surveillance and the sinews of commerce -- Camera land : security aesthetics and public space -- The digital leash : mobility and freedom -- The new Taylorism : surveillance, work, and discipline -- The benevolent gaze : dossiers and the helping professions -- The eye of justice -- Voyeurism and security culture -- Fear as institution : 9/11 and surveillance triumphant
Control code
ocm52429761
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 273 pages
Isbn
9780465054855
Lccn
2003013330
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o52429761
  • (OCoLC)52429761

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