The Panoptic Sort

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The Panoptic Sort


The Panoptic Sort was published in 1993. Its focus was on privacy and surveillance. But unlike the majority of publications addressing these topics in the United States at the time that were focused on the privacy concerns of individuals, especially those related to threats associated with government surveillance, that book sought to direct public toward the activities of commercial firms. It was highly critical of the failure of scholars and political activists to pay sufficient attention to the threats to individual autonomy, collective agency, and the exercise of social responsibility. The Panoptic Sort was intended to help us all to understand just what was at stake when the bureaucracies of government and commerce gathered, processed, and made use of an almost unlimited amount of personal, and transaction-generated information to manage social, economic, and political activities within society.

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SKU: 40951 Category: Tags: ,
Subtitle: Second Edition
Author: Gandy Jr., Oscar H.
Year: 2023
ISBN: 9780197579428
Pages: 352
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publisher's city: Oxford
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