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The Resource Citizen spies : the long rise of America's surveillance society, Joshua Reeves

Citizen spies : the long rise of America's surveillance society, Joshua Reeves

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Citizen spies : the long rise of America's surveillance society
Title
Citizen spies
Title remainder
the long rise of America's surveillance society
Statement of responsibility
Joshua Reeves
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Ever since the revelations of whistleblower Edward Snowden, we think about surveillance as the data-tracking digital technologies used by the likes of Google, the National Security Administration, and the military. But in reality, the state and allied institutions have a much longer history of using everyday citizens to spy and inform on their peers. [This book] shows how 'If You See Something, Say Something' is more than just a new homeland security program; it has been an essential civic responsibility throughout the history of the United States. From the town crier of Colonial America to the recruitment of youth through 'junior police, ' to the rise of Neighborhood Watch, AMBER Alerts, and Emergency 9-1-1, [the author] explores how ordinary citizens have been taught to carry out surveillance on their peers. Emphasizing the role humans play as 'seeing' and 'saying' subjects, he demonstrates how American society has continuously fostered cultures of vigilance, suspicion, meddling, snooping, and snitching. Tracing the evolution of police crowd-sourcing from 'Hue and Cry' posters and America's Most Wanted to police-affiliated social media, as well as the U.S.'s recurrent anxieties about political dissidents and ethnic minorities from the Red Scare to the War on Terror, [the author] teases out how vigilance toward neighbors has long been aligned with American ideals of patriotic and moral duty. Taking the long view of the history of the citizen spy, this book offers a...perspective for those interested in how we arrived at our current moment in surveillance culture and contextualizes contemporary trends in policing."--
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Reeves, Joshua
Dewey number
364.4/30973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Crime prevention
  • Public safety
  • Crime prevention
  • Public safety
  • United States
Label
Citizen spies : the long rise of America's surveillance society, Joshua Reeves
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-219) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: seeing, saying, and civic responsibility
  • The power of the crowd : police crowdsourcing
  • Citizen equipment : the rise of the 911 emergency
  • Neighborhood watching : regulating the citizens' patrol
  • Recognize, resist, report : D.A.R.E. America and the kid police
  • Terror citizenship : surveillance and civil defense
  • Conclusion: looking the other way
Control code
ocn961205533
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 229 pages
Isbn
9781479878116
Isbn Type
(pb : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016047070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Citizen spies : the long rise of America's surveillance society, Joshua Reeves
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-219) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: seeing, saying, and civic responsibility
  • The power of the crowd : police crowdsourcing
  • Citizen equipment : the rise of the 911 emergency
  • Neighborhood watching : regulating the citizens' patrol
  • Recognize, resist, report : D.A.R.E. America and the kid police
  • Terror citizenship : surveillance and civil defense
  • Conclusion: looking the other way
Control code
ocn961205533
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 229 pages
Isbn
9781479878116
Isbn Type
(pb : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016047070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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