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Surveillance Cinema

Catherine Zimmer


Surveillance Cinema examines how technology and ideology have come together in cinematic form to play a functional role in the politics of surveillance. The book combines detailed close analysis of films with contemporary media theory, political philosophy, and surveillance studies to argue that developments in cinematic and televisual narration are inseparable from the ever-widening role of surveillance in democratic state power and consumer economies. Surveillance Cinema offers analysis of some of the most significant trends in surveillance narratives ranging from Enemy of the State and the ... More

Keywords: digital surveillance economy, genre, geopolitics, mediation, narrative, racial formation, rhetoric, surveillance studies, systems, technology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781479864379
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479864379.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Catherine Zimmer, author
Pace University