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Introduction: The complex web of everyday surveillance
Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Umeå University, Sweden .ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1873-9666
Humlab, Umeå University, Sweden .ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7058-9955
Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Umeå University, Sweden .ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6310-151X
Department of Culture and Media Studies, Umeå University, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7517-2083
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2023 (English)In: Everyday Life in the Culture of Surveillance / [ed] L. Samuelsson, C. Cocq, S. Gelfgren, & J. Enbom, Nordicom, University of Gothenburg , 2023, p. 9-20Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The possibilities to surveil people have increased and been further refined with the implementation of digital communication over the last couple of decades, and with the ongoing process of digital transformation, surveillance can now go in any direction, leaving a label such as “surveillance state” somewhat outdated. Corporations and governmental organisations may surveil people, people may surveil each other, and surveillance may take place in subtle ways that are difficult for the surveilled to detect. In David Lyon’s terms, we are living in a “culture of surveillance”, a culture that surrounds and affects our everyday life. Today, it is of utmost relevance to study people’s attitudes, motives, and behaviours in relation to the fact that we live in a culture of surveillance. This includes the need for cultural and ethical perspectives to understand and nuanced contemporary discussions on surveillance, not least in the highly digitalised context of the Nordic countries. The chapters in this anthology address these issues from a variety of disciplinary and theoretical frameworks.  

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Nordicom, University of Gothenburg , 2023. p. 9-20
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surveillance, surveillance culture, digitalisation, data-driven, digital transformation
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URN: urn:nbn:se:norden:org:diva-12797DOI: 10.48335/9789188855732-1ISBN: 978-91-88855-72-5 (print)ISBN: 978-91-88855-73-2 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:norden-12797DiVA, id: diva2:1746817
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