PLAYING BODYGUARD TO A SPOILED HEIRESS HAD BECOME A DANGEROUS ASSIGNMENT Phoenix Brotherhood agent John Edmonds's job was on the line. He had one last chance to prove he was a team player. His mission: go undercover and keep Kelly Lockett, heir to a charitable foundation with suspected involvement in terrorism, under surveillance. Kelly's brother had recently been killed in a suspicious "accident," and it appeared that whoever had murdered him was now after Kelly. Between John's unexpected attraction for the beautiful heiress and the attempts on her life, the operation was quickly becoming more than the simple surveillance job John had anticipated. And as the desperate struggle for their lives began, could John and Kelly unravel the truth before time ran out…?
Author: Randolph Lewis
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Release Date: 2017-11-01
Genre: Social Science
Never before has so much been known about so many. CCTV cameras, TSA scanners, NSA databases, big data marketers, predator drones, "stop and frisk" tactics, Facebook algorithms, hidden spyware, and even old-fashioned nosy neighbors—surveillance has become so ubiquitous that we take its presence for granted. While many types of surveillance are pitched as ways to make us safer, almost no one has examined the unintended consequences of living under constant scrutiny and how it changes the way we think and feel about the world. In Under Surveillance, Randolph Lewis offers a highly original look at the emotional, ethical, and aesthetic challenges of living with surveillance in America since 9/11. Taking a broad and humanistic approach, Lewis explores the growth of surveillance in surprising places, such as childhood and nature. He traces the rise of businesses designed to provide surveillance and security, including those that cater to the Bible Belt's houses of worship. And he peers into the dark side of playful surveillance, such as eBay's online guide to "Fun with Surveillance Gadgets." A worried but ultimately genial guide to this landscape, Lewis helps us see the hidden costs of living in a "control society" in which surveillance is deemed essential to governance and business alike. Written accessibly for a general audience, Under Surveillance prompts us to think deeply about what Lewis calls "the soft tissue damage" inflicted by the culture of surveillance.
Author: Torin Monahan
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Release Date: 2009-10-13
Genre: Social Science
Schools under Surveillance gathers together some of the very best researchers studying surveillance and discipline in contemporary public schools. Surveillance is not simply about monitoring or tracking individuals and their dataùit is about the structuring of power relations through human, technical, or hybrid control mechanisms. Essays cover a broad range of topics including police and military recruiters on campus, testing and accountability regimes such as No Child Left Behind, and efforts by students and teachers to circumvent the most egregious forms of surveillance in public education. Each contributor is committed to the continued critique of the disparity and inequality in the use of surveillance to target and sort students along lines of race, class, and gender.
Author: Simon Chesterman
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Release Date: 2011-02-24
Genre: Political Science
What limits, if any, should be placed on a government's efforts to spy on its citizens in the interests of national security? Spying on foreigners has long been regarded as an unseemly but necessary enterprise. Spying on one's own citizens in a democracy, by contrast, has historically been subject to various forms of legal and political restraint. For most of the twentieth century these regimes were kept distinct. That position is no longer tenable. Modern threats do not respect national borders. Changes in technology make it impractical to distinguish between 'foreign' and 'local' communications. And our culture is progressively reducing the sphere of activity that citizens can reasonably expect to be kept from government eyes. The main casualty of this transformed environment will be privacy. Recent battles over privacy have been dominated by fights over warrantless electronic surveillance or CCTV; the coming years will see debates over data-mining and biometric identification. There will be protests and lawsuits, editorials and elections resisting these attacks on privacy. Those battles are worthy. But they will all be lost. Modern threats increasingly require that governments collect such information, governments are increasingly able to collect it, and citizens increasingly accept that they will collect it. The point of this book is to shift focus away from questions of whether governments should collect information and onto more problematic and relevant questions concerning its use. By reframing the relationship between privacy and security in the language of a social contract, mediated by a citizenry who are active participants rather than passive targets, the book offers a framework to defend freedom without sacrificing liberty.
Author: JPat Brown
Publisher: MIT Press
Release Date: 2018-09-18
Genre: Political Science
FBI files on writers with dangerous ideas, including Hannah Arendt, Allen Ginsberg, Ernest Hemingway, Susan Sontag, and James Baldwin. Writers are dangerous. They have ideas. The proclivity of writers for ideas drove the FBI to investigate many of them—to watch them, follow them, start files on them. Writers under Surveillance gathers some of these files, giving readers a surveillance-state perspective on writers including Hannah Arendt, Allen Ginsberg, Ernest Hemingway, Susan Sontag, and Hunter S. Thompson. Obtained with Freedom of Information Act requests by MuckRock, a nonprofit dedicated to freeing American history from the locked filing cabinets of government agencies, the files on these authors are surprisingly wide ranging; the investigations were as broad and varied as the authors' own works. James Baldwin, for example, was so openly antagonistic to the state's security apparatus that investigators followed his every move. Ray Bradbury, on the other hand, was likely unaware that the Bureau had any interest in his work. (Bradbury was a target because an informant warned that science fiction was a Soviet plot to weaken American resolve.) Ernest Hemingway, true to form, drunkenly called the FBI Nazis and sissies. The files have been edited for length and clarity, but beyond that everything in the book is pulled directly from investigatory files. Some investigations lasted for years, others just a few days. Some are thrilling narratives. Others never really go anywhere. Some are funny, others quite harrowing. Despite the federal government's periodic admission of past wrongdoing, investigations like these will probably continue to happen. Like all that seems best forgotten, the Bureau's investigation of writers should be remembered. We owe it to ourselves. Writers Hannah Arendt, James Baldwin, Ray Bradbury, Truman Capote, Tom Clancy, W. E. B. Du Bois, Allen Ginsberg, Ernest Hemingway, Aldous Huxley, Ken Kesey, Norman Mailer, Ayn Rand, Susan Sontag, Terry Southern, Hunter S. Thompson, Gore Vidal
Author: Aleksandar R. Miletić
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
Release Date: 2012
The government restrictions on inter-state migration, imposed as a result of the violence of World War I, had a considerable impact around the world. This book explores the local Yugoslav particularities of these changes by examining the administrative development of its emigration offices. The book covers the official and unofficial policies, as well as the institutional and extra-institutional frameworks, and is therefore able to address several related topics, such as the State's hidden minority policy and the widespread corruption and misconduct in the administration of emigration procedures. It also includes a chapter dedicated specifically to the issue of State-facilitated surveillance over female emigration. (Series: Studies on South East Europe - Vol. 11)
Author: Geoffrey Westgate
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
In this study, Geoffrey Westgate offers a new understanding of Irmtraud Morgner by reading her as a specifically East German writer. Through close analysis of her works – the early journalism and socialist realism, the 'socialist modernism' of the bannedRumba auf einen Herbst, the largely neglected, but key, texts of the late 1960s, the major novels, Beatriz and Amanda, and the final, uncompleted work,Das heroische Testament – the book examines the literary strategies Morgner adopted with respect to pivotal cultural-political developments in the GDR. The first to consider the trajectory of Morgner's career as a whole, the study uncovers texts which have not appeared in bibliographies of her writings and draws on new biographical material, including the writer'sNachlaß.In addition, the author uses archival material from the GDR Ministerium für Kultur and Ministerium für Staatssicherheit to illustrate how Morgner's texts were censored and how the writer was monitored by the secret police. The book therefore provides a case study of official GDR Autorenpolitik and also shows that Morgner's oeuvre cannot be fully understood unless it is viewed in the context of this state control and surveillance. Morgner's writings bear complex but eloquent testimony to the possibilities for literature in a dictatorship.
Author: Graham Thompson
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
Release Date: 2005-04-01
Genre: Literary Criticism
Male Sexuality under Surveillance is a lively, intelligent, and expertly argued analysis of the construction of male sexuality in the business office. Graham Thompson interweaves three main threads: a historicized cultural analysis of the development of the modern business office from its beginnings in the early nineteenth century to the present day, a Foucauldian discussion of the office as the site of various disciplinary practices, and a queer-theoretical discussion of the textualization of the gay male body as a device for producing a taxonomy of male-male relations. The combination of these themes produces a study that is fresh, insightful, and provocative.
Die nahe Zukunft: Der Planet ist vom Klimawandel gezeichnet, die moderne Gesellschaft wird von den Ultra-Reichen regiert und die Städte haben sich in Gefängnisse für den normalen Bürger verwandelt. Doch es ist auch eine Welt, in der sich Lebensmittel, Kleidung und Obdach per Knopfdruck produzieren lassen. Warum also in einem System ausharren, das die Freiheit des Menschen beschränkt? Vier ungleiche Helden machen sich auf den Weg in die Wildnis. Dort suchen sie Unabhängigkeit, Glück und Selbstbestimmung. Was sie aber stattdessen dort finden, stellt ihre ganze Welt auf den Kopf: den Weg zur Unsterblichkeit ...
Author: Jpat Brown
Publisher: Mit Press
Release Date: 2019
"This is the second volume of FBI files produced by the MuckRock team. This one is focused on scientists and consists of documents from the FBI files obtained by over 4,000 Freedom of Information Act Requests made by the MuckRock team. Some of these documents are available elsewhere (by FOIA requests made by others, and are ostensibly in the public domain). But much of this material has been released for the first time as a result of MuckRock's FOIA requests. As with the volume on Writers Morisy's team at MuckRock have done a lot of work in sifting through the files, compiling and curating material from almost 2 million pages of released documents. As they wrote in the editor's introduction: whereas the previous volume focused on people targeted for what they believed, this one looks at scientists who were targeted for what they know. As with the writer's volume the files collected here are greatly informed by the Cold War and the Bureau's war on communism. The stakes here are arguably higher, with a number of high profile scientists legitimately spying for the Soviet Union, such as Karl Fuchs and Ted Hall"--