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Surveillance and Film free pdf The act of surveillance, both in actuality and in feature films, raises questions of ethics, trust, and control. How our films represent these themes is important to understanding the character of contemporary culture and society. Surveillance and Film provides the first overview of the subject by discussing the character of surveillance in everyday life, the types of surveillance we are subject to (visual, aural, data, etc.) and by whom (government, private/corporate, peer to peer), and introduces key themes (voyeurism, privacy, visibility, trust, simulation) and models of surveillance (drawing on Orwell, Foucault, and Deleuze). With two to four case studies for each chapter, key films such as Wings of Desire, The End of Violence, Rear Window, Peeping Tom, The Conversation, The Lives of Others, Blow Up, Cache, The Truman Show, 1984, and Enemy of the State are summarized and placed in their proper historical and cultural contexts. Wise also includes a chapter on television as surveillance has been a staple of TV since Candid Camera premiered in 1948 and continues with any number of reality TV series today. Geared toward the student reader, plot summaries and general information (director, actors, studio) of each of the key films rounds out this engaging discussion.

About J. Macgregor Wise

J. Macgregor Wise is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Arizona State University, USA. He is the author of Exploring Technology and Social Space (1997) and Cultural Globalization: A User 's Guide (2008), and co-author of Culture and Technology: A Primer (with Jennifer Daryl Slack- 2005, now in its 4th printing) and MediaMaking , 2nd edition (with Lawrence Grossberg, Ellen Wartella, and D. Charles Whitney- 2005). He has been teaching courses in surveillance and popular culture since 2000.

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Author : J. Macgregor Wise
Publisher : Bloomsbury Academic USA
Data Published :
ISBN : 1628924845
EAN : 9781628924848
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 192 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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