Computers, Surveillance, & Privacy

Edited by Elia Zureik and David Lyon

Co-edited with surveillance scholar Elia Zureik, this is probably the first reader in surveillance studies – avant la lettre. New technologies are seen to boost surveillance capacities in striking ways and the concept of “privacy” is contested as an appropriate antidote to surveillance threats. The contributors comprise a classic who’s who in surveillance studies so there is theoretical and political debate as well as a strong sense of consensus about what are the key issues.