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SAGE Publishing releases encyclopedia in the expanding fields of surveillance and privacy

May 2, 2018

SAGE Publishing announces the publication of a new encyclopedia that explains how surveillance has become an essential component of the operations of global society and the impact it has on our security and privacy. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Surveillance, Security, and Privacy is the culmination of four years of systematic scholarship focused on the condition of shared humanity in the age of technologized information.

A three-volume set, the encyclopedia contains over 450 articles, authored and signed by prominent scholars from around the globe. Each article concludes with further readings and cross-references to help guide readers through a topic. In addition, the text contains a Reader’s Guide that organizes entries by broad thematic areas, which include, but are not limited to:

  • Digital Cultures, Cybercommunities, and Simulated Selves
  • Industries and Institutions of Surveillance and/or Security
  • Security, Civil Liberties, and the Law
  • Surveillance and Everyday Life
  • Surveillance, Security, and Privacy Around the World
  • Tools, Practices, and Decisions of Surveillance and Security Politics
  • Trade in Surveillance, the Business of Security, and Strategies of Dissent

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Surveillance, Security, and Privacy presents the evolving debates and dissects the emerging practices that populate the field’s cultural and global landscape,” comments General Editor Bruce A. Arrigo. “Admittedly, no single reference work of this sort can address all key controversies, cases, or questions; however, if systematically and strategically undertaken, it can make a decided contribution.”

Arrigo is a professor of public policy and criminology, law, and society at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He has reviewed more than 200 journal articles, law reviews, book chapters, and academic essays and has served as the (co)author or (co)editor of 25 titles, published or in press.

Find out more information by reading the full description of The SAGE Encyclopedia of Surveillance, Security, and Privacy.


The SAGE Encyclopedia of Surveillance, Security, and Privacy

April 2018                                 1256 pages

ISBN: 978-1-4833-5994-6          Price: $425.00  

eISBN: 978-1-4833-5996-0


Sara Miller McCune founded SAGE Publishing in 1965 to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community. SAGE is a leading international provider of innovative, high-quality content publishing more than 1,000 journals and over 800 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas. Our growing selection of library products includes archives, data, case studies and video. SAGE remains majority owned by our founder and after her lifetime will become owned by a charitable trust that secures the company’s continued independence. Principal offices are located in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC and Melbourne.

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