Communication & Media Studies
The Canadian Case
In a critical analysis of the profound shift to big data practices among intelligence agencies, Security Intelligence and Surveillance in the Big Data Age highlights the challenges for civil liberties, human rights, and privacy protection.
Digital Lives in the Global City asks how digital technologies are remaking urban life around the world, from migrant work in Singapore to digital debt in Toronto, illegal buildings in Mumbai, and targeted policing in New York.
In North America and elsewhere, communities are fractured along ideological lines as social media and algorithms encourage individuals to seek out others who think like they do and to condemn those that don’t. An essential guide for surviving in our polarized society, this book offers concrete strategies for refining how values and ideas are communicated.
Guy Debord, Radical Democracy, and the Digital Age
Drawing on radical democratic theory and the ideas of political theorist Guy Debord, Rethinking the Spectacle examines the tension between spectacles and political agency in our digital society.
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