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Profiling Machines: Mapping the Personal Information Economy

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The cultural and media studies perspectives on the technology of electronic consumer profiling.

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Greg Elmer is Associate Professor of Communications at Florida State University. He is the editor of Critical Perspectives on the Internet and co-editor of the journal Space and Culture.

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"An important study of how consumers are tracked and solicited in the new information economy. Drawing on Deleuze's concept of control societies, Elmer introduces a much needed update of the literature on surveillance to account for profiling and datamining technologies, and, most crucially, maps out potential spaces of resistance."--William C. Bogard, Professor of Sociology, Whitman College "Greg Elmer has produced a lucid and concise analysis of the panoptic information society. Profiling Machines makes a very important contribution to what is now a critical agenda in contemporary cultural and political debate." Kevin Robins, Goldsmiths College, University of London "In a world increasingly networked, automated, and invisibly connected, Greg Elmer's Profiling Machines is a health alert, a political prophecy, and an ethical challenge. Forget the surveillance state: data mining, cookies, and personal profiling are the tools of increasingly powerful global commercial corporations. Somehow we always thought the Web would combine anonymity with the right to become truly individual. Elmer shows how the erosion of anonymity has turned us into economic and lifestyle data sets, traded without our even knowing it. Thoroughly researched, passionately argued, this is a bracing account of the ethics, aesthetics, and likely futures of the web that should be read by everyone who has ever surfed, as well as every student of public relations and marketing." Sean Cubitt, Professor of Screen and Media Studies, University of Waikato, New Zealand "Technological, market and regulatory changes have brought about a dramatic remapping of the world's media space. In Media and Sovereignty, Monroe Price makes an important and illuminating contribution to thinking through the implications of this media shift, for states and for other national and transnational interest groups. This is a very timely book, and will be of considerable interest to all who are concerned with media culture and policy in global times."--Kevin Robins, Goldsmiths College, University of LondonPlease note: Endorser gives permission to excerpt from quote. "In a world increasingly networked, automated and invisibly connected, Greg Elmer's *Profiling Machines* is a health alert, a political prophecy and an ethical challenge. Forget the surveillance state: data mining, cookies, and personal profiling are the tools of increasingly powerful global commercial corporations. Somehow we always thought the web would combine anonymity with the right to become truly individual. Elmer shows how the erosion of anonymity has turned us into economic and lifestyle data sets, traded without our even knowing it. Thoroughly researched, passionately argued, this is a bracing account of the ethics, aesthetics, and likely futures of the web that should be read by everyone who has ever surfed, as well as every student of public relations and marketing."--Sean Cubitt, Professor of Screen and Media Studies, University of Waikato, New ZealandPlease note: Endorser gives permission to excerpt from quote in promotional pieces, but quote should remain complete on book jacket. "Greg Elmer has produced a lucid and concise analysis of the panoptic information society. *Profiling Machines* makes a very important contribution to what is now a critical agenda in contemporary cultural and political debate."--Kevin Robins, Goldsmiths College, University of London
EAN: 9780262050739
ISBN: 0262050730
Untertitel: Empfohlen ab 18 Jahre. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: MIT PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2003
Seitenanzahl: 179 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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