Surveillance as Social Sorting: Privacy, Risk, & Digital Discrimination

Edited by David Lyon
Surveillance as Social Sorting: Privacy, Risk, and Digital Discrimination

Although “social sorting” is discussed in Surveillance Society, this book examines the idea from a number of empirical, theoretical and practical perspectives. The authors, from North America and Europe, demonstrate vividly how surveillance operates by classifying, categorizing and assigning value across a range of social sectors. The chapters expose such sorting in workplaces, at borders, in transit, in administration, in health-care, on the internet and on the street. They also propose means of confronting surveillant sorting in policy and politics.