Histories of Surveillance from Antiquity to the Digital Era
The Eyes and Ears of Power
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Deploying empirical studies spanning from early Imperial China to the global security landscape after the Nine-Eleven terrorist attacks, seventeen scholars from across the globe offers a comprehensive overview of the history of surveillance that sheds new light on the hidden mechanisms of power that impels surveillance as societal phenomenon, past, present and future. The contexts are political, social, economic and within the world of business.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Histories of Surveillance from Antiquity to the Digital Era
Andreas Marklund & Laura Skouvig
1. Big Data in Early China: Population Surveillance in the Early Chinese Empires
2. "Consciences are not to bee forced, but to bee wonne": The Inward Turn in Elizabethan Homiletic Discourse and the Legal Debate over the Ex Officio Oath in the Court of High Commission, 1570-1593
Anni Haahr Henriksen
3. Sexual Surveillance in Paris and Versailles under Louis XIV
Natália da Silva Perez
4. Convict Surveillance and Reform in Theory and Practice: Jeremy Bentham vs New South Wales
5. Surveillance on the Assembly Line: Communist Resistance to Modern Production at the Stollwerck Chocolate Factory, 1924–1930
Sara Ann Sewell
6. Securing the State: The First World War and the birth of the modern Surveillance State in Scandinavia
Nik Brandal, Erik Brazier & Ola Teige
7. Civil Liberties, State Police Wartime Measures and the Case of "the Six"
Ville Okkonen & Tiina Lintunen
8. Citizen Informants, Glitches in the System, and the Limits of Collaboration: Eastern Experiences in the Cold War Era
Carol Anne Costabile-Heming, Valentina Glajar & Alison Lewis
9. The Historical Ubiquity of Surveillance
10. The Archipelago of Global Surveillance – without States – in the Western World
Andreas Marklund is head of research at ENIGMA – the Museum of Communication in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Laura Skouvig is Associate Professor in the Department of Information Studies at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.