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Surveillance and critical theory

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Fuchs, Christian

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Abstract In this comment, the author reflects on surveillance from a critical theory approach, his involvement in surveillance research and projects, and the status of the study of surveillance. The comment ascertains a lack of critical thinking about surveillance, questions the existence of something called "surveillance studies" as opposed to a critical theory of society, and reflects on issues such as Edward Snowden’s revelations, and Foucault and Marx in the context of surveillance.
Keywords monitoring; critical theory; Marx, K.; Foucault, M.
Classification Basic Research, General Concepts and History of the Science of Communication; Philosophy, Ethics, Religion; Media Politics, Information Politics, Media Law
Document language English
Publication Year 2015
Page/Pages p. 6-9
Journal Media and Communication, 3 (2015) 2
Issue topic Surveillance: critical analysis and current challenges (part I)
ISSN 2183-2439
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution