Surveillance after Snowden: Decoding the "Snooping Scandal"

Speaker(s): David Lyon
Date: June 12 2014
Length: 1hr19min
Product ID: RGDL4400K

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'How do we want to relate to each other in a digital media-saturated environment?' and 'What is it that we have allowed to expand with so few limits?' are questions which David Lyon considers in this lecture. Stating that surveillance is not inherently good or bad, but that in practice it is never neutral, Lyon unpacks some of the history, context, and meaning of surveillance and suggests some responses to the practice of massive and often non-consented surveillance.

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David Lyon is Professor and head of the Sociology department at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, as well as Adjunct Professor of Sociology at Regent College. He is author of The Electronic Eye: The Rise of Surveillance Society, Postmodernity and Living Stones: St. James' Church, Kingston, 1845-1995.

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