The Simulation of Surveillance: Hypercontrol in Telematic Societies (Cambridge Cultural Social Studies)

By: Bogard, William

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0521555612 Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Signed by author. signed by author to Deborah Winter, clean text, tight binding, association copy Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 217 p. Cambridge Cultural Social Studies. Audience: General/trade. Deborah Du Nann Winter came to Whitman College in 1974, fresh from graduate school at the University of New Hampshire. Having grown up in LA, she was glad to return to the West, and discover the Brigadoon of the 1950s, Walla Walla, where time seems to stand still. She teaches Social Psych, Counseling Psych, Historical and Contemporary Issues, Peace Psychology, and like everyone in the department, the Principles course. We have more of her library available. Bill Bogard, Professor of Sociology. Ph.D. Colorado State University 1986. Major areas of concentration: contemporary and classical theory, postmodern society and culture, sociology of everyday life, technology and social change. Other areas of interest include the sociology of art and music, mass media, and sociology of the body. He teaches sociology at Whitman College. Proceeds from the sale of this book benefit the Penrose Memorial Library at Whitman College.


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This compelling book, first published in 1996, is an exploration of the imaginary of perceptual control technologies at the beginning of the twenty-first century. William Bogard constructs a 'social science fiction' of how the revolution in simulation technology reconfigures and intensifies the role of surveillance in war, work, sexuality and private life, enabling forms of control which hyper realise our experience of time, space, agency and society itself. His is a critique of the imaginary in which control breaks free of its prior limits, an imaginary of unmediated perception with effects everywhere in fantastic systems for the relentless conversion of objects, events and people into information.

Title: The Simulation of Surveillance: Hypercontrol in Telematic Societies (Cambridge Cultural Social Studies)

Author Name: Bogard, William

Categories: Technology,

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1996

ISBN Number: 0521555612

ISBN Number 13: 9780521555616

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: ALIBRIS.0003321