Key Books

Monahan, Torin, and David Murakami Wood, eds. 2018. Surveillance Studies: A Reader. New York: Oxford University Press.

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Aas, Katja Franko, Helene Oppen Gundhus, and Heidi Mork Lomell, eds. 2009. Technologies of Insecurity: The Surveillance of Everyday Life. New York: Routledge-Cavendish.


Andrejevic, Mark. 2007. iSpy: Surveillance and Power in the Interactive Era. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas.


Ball, Kirstie, Kevin D. Haggerty, and David Lyon, eds. 2012. Routledge Handbook of Surveillance Studies. New York: Routledge.


Barnard-Wills, David. 2012. Surveillance and Identity: Discourse, Subjectivity and the State. Burlington, VT: Ashgate.


Beauchamp, Toby. 2019. Going Stealth: Transgender Politics and U.S. Surveillance Practices. Durham: Duke University Press.


Bennett, Colin J. 2008. The Privacy Advocates: Resisting the Spread of Surveillance. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.


Birchall, Clare. 2017. Shareveillance: The Dangers of Openly Sharing and Covertly Collecting Data. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.


Brayne, Sarah. 2020. Predict and Surveil: Data, Discretion, and the Future of Policing. New York: Oxford University Press.


Browne, Simone. 2015. Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness. Durham: Duke University Press.


Cohen, Julie E. 2012. Configuring the Networked Self: Law, Code, and the Play of Everyday Practice. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.


Coleman, Roy, and Michael McCahill. 2011. Surveillance & Crime. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage.


Crosby, Andrew, and Jeffrey Monaghan. 2018. Policing Indigenous Movements: Dissent and the Security State. Winnipeg: Fernwood Press.


Dubrofsky, Rachel E., and Shoshana Amielle Magnet, eds. 2015. Feminist Surveillance Studies. Durham: Duke University Press.


Fischer, Mia. 2019. Terrorizing Gender: Transgender Visibility and the Surveillance Practices of the US Security State. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press.


Gandy Jr., Oscar H. 2009. Coming to Terms with Chance: Engaging Rational Discrimination and Cumulative Disadvantage. Burlington, VT: Ashgate.


Gandy, Oscar H. 1993. The Panoptic Sort: A Political Economy of Personal Information. Boulder, Colo.: Westview.

Gates, Kelly. 2011. Our Biometric Future: Facial Recognition Technology and the Culture of Surveillance. New York: New York University Press.


Gilliom, John. 2001. Overseers of the Poor: Surveillance, Resistance, and the Limits of Privacy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.


Gilliom, John, and Torin Monahan. 2013. Supervision: An Introduction to the Surveillance Society. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.


Guzik, Keith. 2016. Making Things Stick: Surveillance Technologies and Mexico’s War on Crime. Oakland: University of California Press.


Haggerty, Kevin D., and Minas Samatas, eds. 2010. Surveillance and Democracy. New York: Routledge.


Hall, Rachel. 2015. The Transparent Traveler: The Performance and Culture of Airport Security. Durham: Duke University Press.


Harcourt, Bernard E., 2008. Against Prediction: Profiling, Policing, and Punishing in an Actuarial Age. University of Chicago Press.


Harding, James M. 2018. Performance, Transparency, and the Cultures of Surveillance. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.


Kapadia, Ronak K. 2019. Insurgent Aesthetics. Security and the Queer Life of the Forever War. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.


Klauser, Francisco R. 2017. Surveillance and Space. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.


Lauer, Josh. 2017. Creditworthy: A History of Consumer Surveillance and Financial Identity in America. New York: Columbia University Press.


Lefait, Sébastien. 2013. Surveillance on Screen: Monitoring Contemporary Films and Television Programs. Lanham: Scarecrow Press, Inc.


Levin, Thomas Y., Ursula Frohne, and Peter Weibel, eds. 2002. Ctrl [Space]: Rhetorics of Surveillance from Bentham to Big Brother. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.


Lewis, Randolph. 2017. Under Surveillance: Being Watched in Modern America. Austin: University of Texas Press.


Lyon, David. 2001. Surveillance Society: Monitoring Everyday Life. Buckingham England: Open University.


Lyon, David. 2007. Surveillance Studies: An Overview. Cambridge: Polity Press.


Lyon, David. 2018. The Culture of Surveillance. Medford, MA: Polity.


Magnet, Shoshana Amielle. 2011. When Biometrics Fail: Gender, Race, and the Technology of Identity. Durham: Duke University Press.


Marx, Gary T. 1988. Undercover: Police Surveillance in America. Berkeley: University of California Press.


Marx, Gary T. 2016. Windows into the Soul: Surveillance and Society in an Age of High Technology. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.


McCahill, Mike. 2002. The Surveillance Web: The Rise of Visual Surveillance in an English City. Cullompton, Devon, UK: Willan Pub.


McCahill, Michael, and Rachel L. Finn. 2014. Surveillance, Capital and Resistance: Theorizing the Surveillance Subject. New York: Routledge.


McCoy, Alfred W. 2009. Policing America's Empire: The United States, the Philippines, and the Rise of the Surveillance State. Madison, Wis.: University of Wisconsin Press.


McGrath, John E. 2004. Loving Big Brother: Performance, Privacy and Surveillance Space. New York: Routledge.


Monahan, Torin, ed. 2006. Surveillance and Security: Technological Politics and Power in Everyday Life. New York: Routledge.


Monahan, Torin. 2010. Surveillance in the Time of Insecurity. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press.


Morrison, Elise. 2016. Discipline and Desire: Surveillance Technologies in Performance. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.


Nissenbaum, Helen Fay. 2010. Privacy in Context: Technology, Policy, and the Integrity of Social Life. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Law Books.


Norris, Clive, and Gary Armstrong. 1999. The Maximum Surveillance Society: The Rise of CCTV. Oxford: Berg.


Reeves, Joshua. 2017. Citizen Spies: The Long Rise of America's Surveillance Society. New York: New York University Press.


Regan, Priscilla M. 1995. Legislating Privacy: Technology, Social Values, and Public Policy. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.


Rule, James B. 1973. Private Lives and Public Surveillance: Social Control in the Computer Age. London: Allen Lane.


Rule, James B. 2007. Privacy in Peril: How We Are Sacrificing a Fundamental Right in Exchange for Security and Convenience. Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Smith, Gavin J.D. 2015. Opening the Black Box: The Work of Watching. New York: Routledge.


Staples, William G. 2014. Everyday Surveillance: Vigilance and Visibility in Postmodern Life. 2nd ed. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.


Trottier, Daniel. 2012. Social Media as Surveillance: Rethinking Visibility in a Converging World. Burlington, VT: Ashgate.


van der Meulen, Emily, and Robert Heynen, eds. 2016. Expanding the Gaze: Gender and the Politics of Surveillance. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.


Wise, J. Macgregor. 2016. Surveillance and Film. New York: Bloomsbury.


Zimmer, Catherine. 2015. Surveillance Cinema. New York: New York University Press.


Zuboff, Shoshana. 2019. The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power. New York: PublicAffairs.

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