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  • Surveillance as Social Sortingby David Lyon

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 60.95

    Surveillance happens to all of us, everyday, as we walk beneath street cameras, swipe cards, surf the net. Agencies are using increasingly sophisticated computer systems - especially searchable databases - to keep tabs on us at home, work and play. Once the word surveillance was reserved for police activities and intelligence gathering, now it is an... more...

  • Electronic Eyeby David Lyon

    University of Minnesota Press 1994; US$ 67.50

    Lyon looks into our mediated way of life, where every transaction and phone call, border crossing, vote, and application registers in some computer, to show how electronic surveillance influences social order in our day. more...

  • Surveillance Societyby David Lyon

    McGraw-Hill Education 2001; US$ 46.00

    Provides a post-privacy approach to surveillance with a look at the relations between technology and society. This book examines the constant computer-based scrutiny of ordinary daily life for citizens and consumers as they participate in contemporary societies. It is for those interested in politics, social control, and public administration. more...

  • Theorizing Surveillanceby David Lyon

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 57.95

    First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Identifying Citizensby David Lyon

    Wiley 2013; US$ 59.95

    New ID card systems are proliferating around the world. These may use digitized fingerprints or photos, may be contactless, using a scanner, and above all, may rely on computerized registries of personal information. In this timely new contribution, David Lyon argues that such IDs represent a fresh phase in the long-term attempts of modern states to... more...

  • Jesus in Disneylandby David Lyon

    Wiley 2013; US$ 79.95

    In this lively and accessible study, David Lyon explores the relationship between religion and postmodernity, through the central metaphor of 'Jesus in Disneyland.' more...

  • The Information Societyby David Lyon

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95

    This book provides an overview of debates about whether we are entering into a phase of social existence without precedent - the 'information society'. Intended as a bridge between the literatures of 'social theory' and the 'social impact of technology', this study exposes the myths surrounding the creation of the information society, discussing technologies... more...

  • The Electronic Eyeby David Lyon

    Wiley 2013; US$ 31.50

    In this book David Lyon analyses the various contexts of surveillance activity and offers a balanced account of the influence electronic information systems have on the social order today. more...

  • Playing the Identity Cardby Colin J Bennett; David Lyon

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95

    National identity cards are in the news. While paper ID documents have been used in some countries for a long time, today's rapid growth features high-tech IDs with built-in biometrics and RFID chips. Both long-term trends towards e-Government and the more recent responses to 9/11 have prompted the quest for more stable identity systems. Commercial... more...

  • Liquid Surveillanceby Zygmunt Bauman; David Lyon

    Wiley 2013; US$ 49.95

    ‘Today the smallest details of our daily lives are tracked and traced more closely than ever before, and those who are monitored often cooperate willingly with the monitors. From London and New York to New Delhi, Shanghai and Rio de Janeiro, video cameras are a familiar and accepted sight in public places. Air travel now commonly involves... more...