iSpy has 26 ratings and 1 review. Lynn said: This book introduces the idea of what Dr. Andrejevic calls the “digital enclosure,” which suggests the dysto. In iSpy, Andrejevic poses real challenges for our digital future. Amazingly detailed, compellingly readable, it warns that we need to temper our enthusiasm for. iSpy: Surveillance and Power in the Interactive Era. Lawrence: PDF download for Review: Andrejevic, Mark. (). iSpy: Surveillance, Article Information.

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Nancy Hsu marked it as to-read Apr 23, Doug added it Dec 24, Rose rated it it was amazing Nov 20, Andrehevic notes that the information gathered by commercial entities can serve the double purpose of con- sumer and citizen profiling, and that the terrorist threat can be mobilized as a reason for submitting to comprehensive forms of surveillance in the name of national defense.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. His book offers the first sustained critique of a concept that has been a talking point for twenty years, an up-to-the-minute survey of interactivity across multiple media platforms.

ISpy: Surveillance and Power in the Interactive Era – Mark Andrejevic – Google Books

Many contend that our proliferating interactive media empower individuals and democratize society. In his logic, if differentiation alienated workers, the contemporary process of dedifferentiation further alienates them by making it possible for exploited labor to seep into all facets of everyday life, not just in the workplace.


Kel marked it as to-read Feb 18, Aaron marked it as to-read Mar 15, Lauren marked it as to-read Sep 30, But, in an era now marked by large-scale NSA operations that secretly monitor Whether you’re purchasing groceries with your Safeway “club card” or casting a vote on American Idol, that data is being collected.

Cole Stratton rated it really liked it Sep 12, Natalie marked it as to-read Dec 19, CultureAmerica 1 – 10 of 42 books.

Ted rated it it was amazing Sep 03, Patrick Lopez rated it really liked it May 17, Thus, in this book, Andrejevic points to the ubiquity of surveillance cameras, GPS tracking features in mobile phones, and the increasingly sophisticated ways in which social media sites are able to mine personal data and harvest it for analysis and sale. Consequently, he suggests that such a potential for democra- tic deliberation might have been possible in the not too distant past but has been usurped by the totalizing nature of andrrjevic digital enclosure.

Sally added it Jul 25, Athena rated it really liked it Nov 23, This book introduces the idea of what Dr.

He refuses to simply describe; instead, his descriptions constantly forward an argument through a process of unfolding and careful critique. Thanks for telling us about the problem. His sharp condemning criticism of contemporary media structures and the contemporary political culture is countered by a certain idealism he maintains in relation to a society that is more communal and democratic in nature. Eric Swenson rated it really liked it Mar 20, Andrejevic contended that the ability of real people—those who are not officially part of the entertainment industry— to participate in a realm from which they have been excluded is offered, at least in part, as compensation to the public for allowing themselves to be watched.


Andrejevic opens up the world of digital rights management and the data trail each of us leaves-data about our locations, preferences, ajdrejevic life events that are already put to use in various economic, political, and social contexts.

In iSpyhe reveals that these and other highly touted benefits are accompanied by hidden risks and potential threats that tend to be ignored by mainstream society. He notes that, while citizens are becoming increasingly transparent to private and public monitoring agencies, they ahdrejevic are unable to access the information gathered about them-or know whether it’s even correct.

Chocolateraine ospy it really liked it May 08, University Press of Kansas- Ospy – pages. Alexia Nachios rated it really liked it Mar 28, Although Andrejevic does acknowledge the potential pleasure that consumers might experience through the digital technologies, it is diffi- cult to see how this pleasure might be seen as anything besides a kind of false con- sciousness on the part of a duped consumer.

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