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6024 -- HEMPEL, LEON & JÖRG METELMANN (Eds.)

Bild Raum Kontrolle. Videoüberwachung als Zeichen gesellschaftlichen Wandels
(Suhrkamp Taschenbuch Wissenschaft 1738)
Frankfurt/M.: Suhrkamp Verlag 2005
403 pp., Euro 14,-; ISBN 3-518-29338-9

Image space control. Video control as a sign of societal change
In Germany, video control has been established as a means of social control. Surveillance cameras are installed privately and by official actors showing the increasing control of society. This practice and its symbolism can be researched from different theoretical perspectives. It is not biographies and relations and interconnections any more but behavior patterns, according to which individuals are sorted. The contributions in the book include the disciplines of cultural and media science, criminology, psychology, urban and technology sociology, geography, evolutionary research, political science, and law; they aim at providing a foundation for discussing new forms of surveillance.

Keywords: video control in Germany, surveillance in Germany, social control and video, control and video, society and control, behavior patterns and control

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