Business and Surveillance in a Time of Big Data
What does this technocratic ideology and surveillance-heavy culture reveal about the deeper reality of modern society? Monitored investigates the history and implications of this modern accountability paradox. Peter Bloom reveals pervasive monitoring practices which mask how at its heart, the elite remains socially and ethically out of control.
Challenging their exploitive 'accounting power', Bloom demands that the systems that administer our lives are oriented to social liberation and new ways of being in the world.
This book is available to download through the Open Access programme.
Peter Bloom heads the People and Organisations Department at the Open University, UK. His recent books include The CEO Society: The Corporate Takeover of Everyday Life (Zed, 2018) and The Ethics of Neoliberalism: The Business of Making Capitalism Moral (Routledge, 2017). His writing has featured in the Washington Post, Guardian, and New Statesman.
Preface: Completely Monitored
1. Monitored Subjects, Unaccountable Capitalism
2. The Growing Threat of Digital Control
3. Surveilling Ourselves
4. Smart Realities
5. Digital Salvation
6. Planning Your Life at the End of History
7. Totalitarianism 4.0
8. The Revolution Will Not Be Monitored
eBook ISBN: 9781786803931
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