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Imagining Surveillance: Eutopian and Dystopian Literature and Film

Peter Marks


Imagining Surveillance provides the first extensive and intensive study of surveillance as depicted and assessed in literature and film. Focusing on the utopian genre (which includes positive eutopias and negative dystopias), this book offers an in-depth account of how creative writers, filmmakers and thinkers have envisioned other worlds in which surveillance operates, for good and ill. It explores how surveillance scholars have utilized these fictional works in understanding the myriad implications of surveillance in the contemporary world. From Thomas More’s Utopia to recent novels and film ... More

Keywords: Surveillance, Utopia, Dystopia, Film, Literature, Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781474400190
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400190.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Marks, author
University of Sydney