Surveillance and critical theory

Fuchs, Christian (2015) Surveillance and critical theory. Media and Communication, 3 (2). pp. 6-9. ISSN 2183-2439

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Abstract

In this comment, the author reflects on surveillance from a critical theory approach, his involvement in surveillance research and projects, and the status of the study of surveillance. The comment ascertains a lack of critical thinking about surveillance, questions the existence of something called “surveillance studies” as opposed to a critical theory of society, and reflects on issues such as Edward Snowden’s revelations, and Foucault and Marx in the context of surveillance.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: critical theory; Edward Snowden; Karl Marx; Michel Foucault; surveillance
Subjects: University of Westminster > Media, Arts and Design
SWORD Depositor: repository@westminster.ac.uk
Depositing User: repository@westminster.ac.uk
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2015 12:10
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2015 12:10
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/16002

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