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Windows Into the Soul: Surveillance and Society in an Age of High Technology

Gary T. Marx

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226285887
eISBN:
9780226286075
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226286075.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Queen Elizabeth (1503-1633) did not want “to make windows into men’s hearts and secret thoughts.” Yet as ruler she needed information about her subjects. Today’s surveillance society brings the same ... More


An Ethics for the New (and Old) Surveillance

Gary T. Marx

in Windows Into the Soul: Surveillance and Society in an Age of High Technology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226285887
eISBN:
9780226286075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226286075.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Underlying this inquiry and interlaced with the empirical questions are moral concerns. Is a given practice good or bad, desirable or undesirable? These questions are at the core of surveillance as a ... More


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