Towards a Critical Theory of Surveillance in Informational by Thomas Allmer

By Thomas Allmer

The purpose of this publication is to explain how surveillance in informational capitalism could be theorised. This paintings constructs theoretically based typologies on the way to systemise the prevailing literature of surveillance reports and to examine chosen examples. It argues that traditional surveillance theories are inadequate for learning surveillance often and net surveillance specifically. by contrast, a typology of surveillance in informational capitalism, that is in accordance with the rules of a severe political economic system procedure, permits to systemise and to examine (online) surveillance within the spheres of construction, move, and intake. In end, political options are drawn with the intention to triumph over surveillance in informational capitalism.

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