• Under Surveillance: Being Watched in Modern America

  • By: Randolph Lewis
  • Narrated by: Gary Roelofs
  • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Under Surveillance: Being Watched in Modern America

By: Randolph Lewis
Narrated by: Gary Roelofs
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Publisher's summary

Never before has so much been known about so many. CCTV cameras, TSA scanners, NSA databases, big data marketers, predator drones, "stop and frisk" tactics, Facebook algorithms, hidden spyware, and even old-fashioned nosy neighbors - surveillance has become so ubiquitous that we take its presence for granted. While many types of surveillance are pitched as ways to make us safer, almost no one has examined the unintended consequences of living under constant scrutiny and how it changes the way we think and feel about the world. In Under Surveillance, Randolph Lewis offers a highly original look at the emotional, ethical, and aesthetic challenges of living with surveillance in America since 9/11.

Lewis explores the growth of surveillance in surprising places, such as childhood and nature. He traces the rise of businesses designed to provide surveillance and security, including those that cater to the Bible Belt's houses of worship. And he peers into the dark side of playful surveillance, such as eBay's Online guide to "Fun with Surveillance Gadgets." A worried but ultimately genial guide to this landscape, Lewis helps us see the hidden costs of living in a "control society" in which surveillance is deemed essential to governance and business alike.

©2017 University of Texas Press (P)2018 Redwood Audiobooks

Critic reviews

"An engaging, alarming, and enlightening book, one that is certain to be among the most important books on surveillance in the twenty-first century." (Siva Vaidhyanathan, University of Virginia)

"This incredibly compelling book provides a thoughtful and engaging exploration of the affective dimensions of contemporary surveillance." (Torin Monahan, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

"A sprightly tour down some of the surveillance society's most claustrophobic corridors." (Cory Doctorow, author of Little Brother and Walkaway)

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