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Surveillance, panopticism, and self-discipline in the digital age

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The objective of this paper is to revisit the metaphor of the Panopticon, borrowed by Michel Foucault from Jeremy Bentham to describe the development of disciplinary institutions in Western societies from the early nineteenth century, and to examine its relevance for the analysis of modern electronic means of surveillance. Widely used in the early stages of the study of new surveillance technologies, the metaphor of the Panopticon, particularly in the field of ‘surveillance studies,’ is growi...

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Peer reviewed
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10.24908/ss.v16i2.8346

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
International Development
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Publisher:
Surveillance Studies Network
Journal:
Surveillance and Society Journal website
Volume:
16
Issue:
2
Pages:
219-237
Publication date:
2018-07-15
Acceptance date:
2018-05-25
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1477-7487
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pubs:912090
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uri:a8f5e604-0e3e-42d2-b373-a4e650b39dcb
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uuid:a8f5e604-0e3e-42d2-b373-a4e650b39dcb
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