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A Question of Momentum Critical Reflections on Individual Options for Surveillance Resistance


Lee, AJ, A Question of Momentum - Critical Reflections on Individual Options for Surveillance Resistance, Teknokultura, 11, (2) pp. 425-440. ISSN 1549-2230 (2014) [Refereed Article]


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With the increased visibility of global surveillance systems (such as PRISM) to the public, there have been growing calls for more resistance against surveillance. This article critically engages with the options for resistance suggested by Gary T. Marx (2009), focusing on those that affect the social and material circumstances of individuals, and ignoring the symbolic ones. Through this, the role of technological momentum in global surveillance systems, and the high cost of resistance for individuals are highlighted. I argue that because of the technological momentum and cost of resistance, many options for resistance are problematic for individuals.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Analysis, global surveillance, individuals, technological momentum
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Sociology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Other culture and society
Objective Field:Other culture and society not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Lee, AJ (Mr Ashlin Lee)
ID Code:97962
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2015-01-22
Last Modified:2016-01-06
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