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Lyon, David 1948-

Works: 67 works in 512 publications in 12 languages and 12,327 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Church history  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: TK7882.E2, 323.448
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Lyon
Postmodernity by David Lyon( Book )

48 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postmodernity as idea, critique, cultural experience, and social condition has engendered a sometimes angry, sometimes anxious debate across many disciplines in the social sciences and humanities. In Postmodernity, David Lyon provides a stimulating introduction to this contested concept and the discussions it provokes. This second edition delves more deeply into issues such as globalization and the new postmodern quest for ethics
The electronic eye : the rise of surveillance society by David Lyon( Book )

35 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book David Lyon analyses the various contexts of surveillance activity and offers a balanced account of the influence electronic information systems have on the social order today
Surveillance after September 11 by David Lyon( Book )

25 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Prominent among the quests for post-9/11 security are developments in surveillance, especially at national borders. These developments are not new, but many of them have been extended and intensified. The result? More and more people and populations are counted as "suspicious" and, at the same time, surveillance techniques become increasingly opaque and secretive. Lyon argues that in the aftermath of 9/11 there have been qualitative changes in the security climate: diverse databases containing personal information are being integrated; biometric identifiers, such as iris scans, are becoming more popular; consumer data are merged with those obtained for policing and intelligence, both nationally and across borders. This all contributes to the creation of ever-widening webs of surveillance. But these systems also sort people into categories for differential treatment, the most obvious case being that of racial profiling. This book assesses the consequences of these trends. Lyon argues that while extraordinary legal measures and high-tech systems are being adopted, promises made on their behalf that terrorism can be prevented - are hard to justify. Furthermore, intensifying surveillance will have social consequences whose effects could be far-reaching: the undermining of social trust and of democratic participation."--Jacket
Jesus in Disneyland : religion in postmodern times by David Lyon( Book )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this study, David Lyon explores the relationship between religion and postmodernity, through the central metaphor of 'Jesus in Disneyland'. Contemporary disciples of Jesus have used Disneyland for religious events, while Disney characters are now probably better known throughout the world than many biblical figures. But this book cautions against seeing it as a simple substitution. Rather, Lyon shows how this metaphor reveals highly innovative and potentially enduring features of contemporary spiritual quests." "In the West, many religious institutions have declined in social significance but what Lyon calls the religious realm, including faith and spirituality, is flourishing in multifarious forms. Throughout the text he examines a wide variety of religious and para-religious behaviour, exploring its relation to issues of identity, cyberculture, consumer culture and social theories of time. Lyon's use of contemporary case studies illuminates the interconnections between religion and postmodernity in a world where holy wars are waged in cyberspace. New Age self religions resonate with new identity quests, and Pentecostalism sparks gobalization from below." "This book will be essential reading for students and scholars in the sociology of religion, sociology of culture, social theory, religious studies and theology."--Jacket
Karl Marx : a Christian assessment of his life & thought by David Lyon( Book )

23 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in 5 languages and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een christelijke waardering van het marxisme
The information society : issues and illusions by David Lyon( Book )

36 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides an overview of debates about whether we are entering into a phase of social existence without precedent - the 'information society'. Intended as a bridge between the literatures of 'social theory' and the 'social impact of technology', this study exposes the myths surrounding the creation of the information society, discussing technologies such as cable TV and robotics
Surveillance society : monitoring everyday life by David Lyon( Book )

29 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In what ways does contemporary surveillance reinforce social divisions? How are police and consumer surveillance becoming more similar as they are automated? Are we forced to choose between classical and poststructuralist approaches in explaining surveillance? Why is surveillance both expanding globally and focusing more on the human body? Surveillance Society takes a post-privacy approach to surveillance with a fresh look at the relations between technology and society. Personal data is collected from us all the time, whether we know it or not, through identity numbers, camera images, or increasingly by other means such as fingerprint and retinal scans. This book examines the constant computer-based scrutiny of ordinary daily life for citizens and consumers as they participate in contemporary societies. It argues that to understand what is happening we have to go beyond Orwellian alarms and cries for more privacy to see how such surveillance also reinforces divisions by sorting people into social categories. The issues spill over narrow policy and legal boundaries to generate responses at several levels including local consumer groups, internet activism, and international social movements. In this fascinating study, sociologies of new technology and social theories of surveillance are illustrated with examples from North America, Europe, and Pacific Asia
Computers, surveillance, and privacy( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and French and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From computer networks to grocery store checkout scanners, it is easier and easier for governments, employers, advertisers, and individuals to gather detailed and sophisticated information about each of us. In this important new collection, the authors question the impact of these new technologies of surveillance on our privacy and our culture. Addressing the global integration of surveillance, social control, new information technologies, privacy violation and protection, and workplace surveillance, the contributors to Computers, Surveillance, and Privacy grapple with the ramifications of these issues for society today. Timely and provocative, this collection will be of vital interest to anyone concerned with resistance to social control and incursions into privacy
Identifying citizens : ID cards as surveillance by David Lyon( Book )

21 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New ID card systems are proliferating around the world. These may use digitized fingerprints or photos using a scanner & may rely on computerized registries of personal information. In this book, David Lyon argues that such IDs represent a fresh phase in the long-term attempts of modern states to find stable ways of identifying citizens
Surveillance studies : an overview by David Lyon( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Turkish and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The study of surveillance is more relevant than ever before. The fast growth of the field of surveillance studies reflects both the urgency of civil liberties and privacy questions in the war on terror era and the classical social science debates over the power of watching and classification, from Bentham to Foucault and beyond. In this overview, David Lyon, one of the pioneers of surveillance studies, fuses with aplomb classical debates and contemporary examples to provide the most accessible and up-to-date introduction to surveillance available. The book takes in surveillance studies in all its breadth, from local face-to-face oversight through technical developments in closed-circuit TV, radio frequency identification and biometrics to global trends that integrate surveillance systems internationally. Surveillance is understood in its ambiguity, from caring to controlling, and the role of visibility of the surveilled is taken as seriously as the powers of observing, classifying and judging. The book draws on international examples and on the insights of several disciplines; sociologists, political scientists and geographers will recognize key issues from their work here, but so will people from media, culture, organization, technology and policy studies. This illustrates the diverse strands of thought and critique available, while at the same time the book makes its own distinct contribution and offers tools for evaluating both surveillance trends and the theories that explain them. This book is the perfect introduction for anyone wanting to understand surveillance as a phenomenon and the tools for analysing it further, and will be essential reading for students and scholars alike." -- Publisher's description
Surveillance as social sorting : privacy, risk, and digital discrimination by David Lyon( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text examines some crucial aspects of surveillance processes with a view to showing what constitutes them, why the growth of surveillance is accelerating and what is really at stake personally and politically
Sociology and the human image by David Lyon( Book )

9 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liquid surveillance : a conversation by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

21 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today the smallest details of our daily lives are tracked and traced more closely than ever before, and those who are monitored often cooperate willingly with the monitors. From London and New York to New Delhi, Shanghai and Rio de Janeiro, video cameras are a familiar and accepted sight in public places. Air travel now commonly invovles devices such as body-scanners and biometric checks that have proliferated in the wake of 9/11. And every day Google and credit-card issuers note the details of our habits, concerns and preferences, quietly prompting customized marketing strategies with our active, all too often zealous cooperation. In today's liquid modern world, the paths of daily life are mobile and flexible. Crossing national borders is a commonplace activity and immersion in social media increasingly ubiquitous. Today's citizens, workers, consumers and travellers are always on the move but often lacking certainty and lasting bonds. But in this world where spaces may not be fixed and time is boundless, our perpetual motion does not go unnoticed. Surveillance spreads in hitherto unimaginable ways, responding to and reproducing the slippery nature of modern life, seeping into areas where it once had only marginal sway. In this book the surveillance analysis of David Lyon meets the liquid modern world so insightfully dissected by Zygmunt Bauman. Is a dismal future of moment-by-moment monitoring closing in, or are there still spaces of freedom and hope? How do we realize our responsibility for the human beings before us, often lost in discussions of data and categorization? Dealing with questions of power, technology and morality, this book is a brilliant analysis of what it means to be watched - and watching - today
The steeple's shadow : on the myths and realities of secularization by David Lyon( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Steeple's Shadow, David Lyon argues that there is a fundamental fault in the sociology which predicts an inevitable withering away of the Church's influence in people's lives. He surveys the debate and shows that although secularization is an interesting concept for understanding the apparent decline and isolation of churches in the West, it is misleading to assume that religion itself is dying. Lyon distinguishes between the myths and realities of the process of secularization and shows that by developing a clear picture of the social world, Christians can understand both its challenges and its opportunities, and can determine for themselves what the place of religion should be in today's world. --From publisher's description
Theorizing surveillance : the panopticon and beyond by David Lyon( Book )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is about explaining surveillance processes and practices in contemporary society. Surveillance studies is a relatively new multi-disciplinary enterprise that aims to understand who watches who, how the watched participate in and sometimes question their surveillance, why surveillance occurs, and with what effects. This book brings together some of the world's leading surveillance scholars to discuss the "why" question. The field has been dominated, since the groundbreaking work of Michel Foucault, by the idea of the panopticon and this book explores why this metaphor has been central to discussions of surveillance, what is fruitful in the panoptic approach, and what other possible approaches can throw better light on the phenomena in question. Since the advent of networked computer databases, and especially since 9/11, questions of surveillance have come increasingly to the forefront of democratic, political and policy debates in the global north (and to an extent in the global south). Civil liberties, democratic participation and privacy are some of the issues that are raised by these developments. But little progress can be made in responding to these issues without an adequate understanding of how, how well and whether or not surveillance works. This book explores the theoretical questions in a way that is grounded in and attuned to empirical realities
Surveillance after Snowden by David Lyon( Book )

12 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 2013, Edward Snowden revealed that the NSA and its partners had been engaging in warrantless mass surveillance, using the internet and cellphone data, and driven by fear of terrorism under the sign of 'security.' In this compelling account, surveillance expert David Lyon guides the reader through Snowden's ongoing disclosures: the technological shifts involved, the steady rise of invisible monitoring of innocent citizens, the collusion of government agencies and for-profit companies and the implications for how we conceive of privacy in a democratic society infused by the lure of big data. Lyon discusses the distinct global reactions to Snowden and shows why some basic issues must be faced: how we frame surveillance, and the place of the human in a digital world"--Page 4 of cover
Playing the identity card : surveillance, security and identification in global perspective by Colin J Bennett( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National identity cards are in the news. While paper ID documents have been used in some countries for a long time, today's rapid growth features high-tech IDs with built-in biometrics and RFID chips. Both long-term trends towards e-Government and the more recent responses to 9/11 have prompted the quest for more stable identity systems. Commercial pressures mix with security rationales to catalyze ID development, aimed at accuracy, efficiency and speed. New ID systems also depend on computerized national registries. Many questions are raised about new IDs but they are often limited by focu
Rethinking church, state, and modernity : Canada between Europe and America by David Lyon( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rethinking Church, State, and Modernity considers some central concepts in the sociology and history of religion and explores how Canada's religious experience is distinctive in the modern world. The contributors to this volume challenge the institutional approach that stresses a strict division between 'church' and 'state, ' which seems increasingly inappropriate in late-modern and post-modern society and instead, favour a more fluid interpretation."--Jacket
Surveillance and control in Israel/Palestine : population, territory and power by Elia Zureik( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveillance is always a means to an end, whether that end is influence, management or entitlement. This book examines the several layers of surveillance that control the Palestinian population in Israel and the occupied territories, showing how they operate, how well they work, how they are augmented, and how in the end their chief purpose is population control. Showing how, what might be regarded as exceptional elsewhere is here regarded as the norm, the book looks not only at the political economy of surveillance and its technological
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Surveillance after September 11
Alternative Names
David Lyon British sociologist

David Lyon Brits socioloog

David Lyon kanadischer Soziologe (* 1948)

Lyon, David

Lyon, David Arthur 1948-

Дэвид Лион

라이언, 데이비드 1948-

리온, 데이비드 1948-


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English (328)

Italian (17)

Spanish (16)

Japanese (10)

Swedish (3)

Dutch (3)

French (2)

Chinese (2)

German (1)

Turkish (1)

Korean (1)

Danish (1)

The electronic eye : the rise of surveillance societySurveillance after September 11Jesus in Disneyland : religion in postmodern timesThe information society : issues and illusionsSurveillance society : monitoring everyday lifeComputers, surveillance, and privacyIdentifying citizens : ID cards as surveillanceSurveillance studies : an overview