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Published: 18 June 2021

352 Pages

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780197579411

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The Panoptic Sort

A Political Economy of Personal Information

Second Edition

Oscar H. Gandy Jr.

  • Offers a critical focus on the role that personal information plays, including that which is being used to assign individuals into groups, or population segments, in order to facilitate their manipulation
  • Provides an understanding of the collection, processing, and use of personal information within the corporate sector
  • Features an unparalleled focus on privacy and surveillance

New to this Edition:

  • A new Foreword provides an updated overview of the changes that have taken place in communications technology and the media system
  • The new Afterword discusses changes on the horizon that represent more transformative, and potentially more damaging consequences for democratic society associated with algorithmically enabled manipulation

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