Deploying empirical studies spanning from early Imperial China to the present day, 17 scholars from across the globe explore the history of surveillance with special attention to the mechanisms of power that impel the concept of surveillance in society. By delving into a broad range of historical periods and contexts, the book sheds new light on surveillance as a societal phenomenon, offering 10 in-depth, applied analyses that revolve around two main questions:
. Who are the central actors in the history of surveillance?
. What kinds of phenomena have been deemed eligible for surveillance, for example, information flows, political movements, border-crossing trade, interacting with foreign states, workplace relations, gender relations, andsexuality?
Andreas Marklund is Senior Research Fellow at ENIGMA - the Museum of Communication in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Laura Skouvig is Associate Professor at the Department of Communication at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Introduction: histories of surveillance from antiquity to the digital era 1
ANDREAS MARKLUND AND LAURA SKOUVIG
2 Big data in early China: population surveillance in the early Chinese empires 20
3 "Consciences are not to bee forced, but to bee Wonne": the inward turn in Elizabethan homiletic discourse and the legal debate over the ex officio oath in the Court of High Commission, 1570-1593 37
ANNI HAAHR HENRIKSEN
4 Sexual surveillance in Paris and Versailles under Louis XIV 53
NATÁLIA DA SILVA PEREZ
5 Convict surveillance and reform in theory and practice: Jeremy Bentham versus New South Wales 70
6 Surveillance on the assembly line: communist resistance to modern production at the Stollwerck Chocolate Factory, 1924-1930 87
SARA ANN SEWELL
7 Securing the state: the First World War and the birth of the modern surveillance state in Scandinavia 105
NIK BRANDAL, EIRIK BRAZIER AND OLA TEIGE
8 Civil liberties, state police wartime measures, and the case of "the Six" 122
VILLE OKKONEN AND TIINA LINTUNEN
9 Citizen informants, glitches in the system, and the limits of collaboration: Eastern experiences in the Cold War Era 146
CAROL ANNE COSTABILE-HEMING, VALENTINA GLAJAR AND ALISON LEWIS
10 The historical ubiquity of surveillance 163
11 The archipelago of global surveillance - without States - in the Western world 180