1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Surveillance Studies

Edited By Kirstie Ball, Kevin D. Haggerty, David Lyon Copyright 2012
    472 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    472 Pages
    by Routledge

    Surveillance is a central organizing practice. Gathering personal data and processing them in searchable databases drives administrative efficiency but also raises questions about security, governance, civil liberties and privacy. Surveillance is both globalized in cooperative schemes, such as sharing biometric data, and localized in the daily minutiae of social life. This innovative Handbook explores the empirical, theoretical and ethical issues around surveillance and its use in daily life.

    With a collection of over forty essays from the leading names in surveillance studies, the Handbook takes a truly multi-disciplinary approach to critically question issues of:

    • surveillance and population control
    • policing, intelligence and war
    • production and consumption
    • new media
    • security
    • identification
    • regulation and resistance.

    The Routledge Handbook of Surveillance Studies is an international, accessible, definitive and comprehensive overview of the rapidly growing multi-disciplinary field of surveillance studies. The Handbook’s direct, authoritative style will appeal to a wide range of scholars and students in the social sciences, arts and humanities.

    Preface: ‘Your paper’s please’: Personal and Professional Encounters with Surveillance by Gary T. Marx  Introduction: Introducing Surveillance Studies by David Lyon, Kirstie Ball, and Kevin D. Haggerty  PART I: UNDERSTANDING SURVEILLANCE  Part I Introduction by Kevin D. Haggerty  1.1. Theory I: After Foucault  1.1.a. Panopticon – Discipline – Control by Greg Elmer  1.1.b. Simulation and Post-Panopticism by William Bogard  1.1.c. Surveillance As Biopower by Ayse Ceyhan  1.2. Theory II: Difference, Politics, Privacy  1.2.a. ‘You Shouldn’t Wear That Body’ – The Problematic of Surveillance and Gender by Hille Koskela  1.2.b. The Information State: A Historical Perspective on Surveillance by Toni Weller  1.2.c. Needs For Surveillance and the Movement to Protect Privacy by James B. Rule  1.2.d. Race and Surveillance by Simone Browne  1.3. Cultures of Surveillance  1.3.a. Performing Surveillance by John McGrath  1.3.b. Ubiquitous Surveillance by Mark Andrejevic  1.3.c. Surveillance in Literature, Film and Television by Dietmar Kammerer  1.3.d. Surveillance Work(ers) by Gavin Smith  PART II: SURVEILLANCE AS SORTING  Part II Introduction by David Lyon  2.1. Surveillance Techniques  2.1.a. Statistical Surveillance: Remote Sensing in the Digital Age by Oscar H. Gandy, Jr.  2.1.b. Advertising’s New Surveillance Ecosystem by Joseph Turow and Nora Draper  2.1.c. New Technologies, Security and Surveillance by Inga Kroener and Daniel Neyland  2.2. Social divisions of surveillance  2.2.a. Colonialism and Surveillance by Ahmed H. Sa’di  2.2.b. Identity, Surveillance and Modernity: Sorting Out Who’s Who by Richard Jenkins  2.2.c. The Surveillance-Industrial Complex by Ben Hayes  2.2.d. The Body as Data in the Age of Information by Irma van der Ploeg  PART III: SURVEILLANCE CONTEXTS Part III Introduction by Kirstie Ball  3.1. Population Control  3.1.a. Borders, Identification, and Surveillance: New Regimes of Border Control by Peter Adey  3.1.b. Urban Spaces of Surveillance by Pete Fussey and Jon Coaffee  3.1.c. Seeing Population: Census and Surveillance By Numbers by Evelyn Ruppert  3.1.d. Surveillance and Non-Humans by Andrew Donaldson  3.1.e. The Rise of the Surveillance School by Emmeline Taylor  3.2. Crime and Policing  3.2.a. Surveillance, Crime and the Police by Kevin D. Haggerty  3.2.b. Crime, Surveillance and the Media by Michael McCahill  3.2.c. The Success of Failure: Accounting For the Global Growth of CCTV by Clive Norris  3.2.d. Surveillance and Urban Violence In Latin America: Mega Cities, Social Division, Security and Surveillance by Nelson Arteaga Botello  3.3. Security, Intelligence, War  3.3.a. Military Surveillance by Dean Wilson  3.3.b. Security, Surveillance and Democracy by Didier Bigo  3.3.c. Surveillance and Terrorism by Torin Monahan  3.3.d. The Globalization of Homeland Security by Kelly Gates  3.4. Production, Consumption, Administration  3.4.a. Organization, Employees and Surveillance by Graham Sewell  3.4.b. Public Administration as Surveillance by C. William R. Webster  3.4.c. Consumer Surveillance: Context, Perspectives and Concerns in the Personal Information Economy by Jason Pridmore  3.5. Digital Spaces of Surveillance  3.5.a. Globalization and Surveillance by David Murakami Wood  3.5.b. Surveillance and Participation on the Web 2.0 by Fernanda Bruno  3.5.c. Hide and Seek: Surveillance of Young People on the Internet by Val Steeves  PART IV: LIMITING SURVEILLANCE  Part IV Introduction by David Lyon  4.1. Ethics, Law and Policy  4.1.a. A Surveillance of Care – Evaluating Surveillance Ethically by Eric Stoddart 4.1.b. Regulating Surveillance: The Importance of Principles by Charles D. Raab  4.1.c. Privacy, Identity and Anonymity by Ian Kerr and jennifer barrigar  4.2. Regulation and Resistance  4.2.a. Regulating Surveillance Technologies: Institutional Arrangements by Priscilla M. Regan  4.2.b. Everyday Resistance by John Gilliom and Torin Monahan  4.2.c. Privacy Advocates, Privacy Advocacy and the Surveillance Society by Colin J. Bennett  4.2.d. The Politics of Surveillance: Civil Liberties, Human Rights and Ethics by Yasmeen Abu-Laban


    Kirstie Ball is Reader in Surveillance and Organization at The Open University Business School. Her research focuses on surveillance and global capital, and the experience of surveillance. She co-founded the journal the Surveillance & Society and is a director of the Surveillance Studies Network.

    Kevin D. Haggerty is editor of the Canadian Journal of Sociology and book review editor of the international journal Surveillance & Society. He is Professor of Sociology and Criminology at the University of Alberta and a member of the executive team for the New Transparency Major Collaborative Research Initiative.

    David Lyon holds a Research Chair in Surveillance Studies, is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Surveillance Studies Centre at Queen's University, Canada.

    "This ground-breaking book contains over forty essays by some of the leading commentators on the burgeoning academic field of Surveillance Studies, covering most if not all of the critical challenges of surveillance and population control; policing, intelligence and war; the new social networking media; the emerging capacities of geo-location, identity recognition and real time tracking, as well as the thorny questions of future regulation and resistance, over a generous volume of some 437 pages.
    Whilst there are other excellent Surveillance Studies readers, such as the work edited by Hier and Greenberg (2007), the formidable profile, diversity, breadth and scope of the Routledge collection, make it quite simply, definitive. Here we have authors such as James Rule, Gary Marx, David Lyon and Clive Norris—who essentially founded the field—mixed with new authors who take the insights of these pathfinders into new domains. The Handbook could not be more timely, as the pace of technological innovation in surveillance transcends many of the existing legal and cultural limits and understandings of its role and function."
    Steve Wright, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK