By Vida Bajc,Willem de Lint

When daily social occasions and cultural phenomena emerge as linked to a possibility to safeguard, defense turns into a cost which competes with different values – relatively the correct to privateness and human rights. during this comparability, safeguard seems to be as an seen selection over the lack of a few points of alternative values and is obvious as an affordable and invaluable sacrifice due to what safeguard offers to bring. while the price of safety is increased to the head of the collective priorities, it turns into a meta-frame, a reference aspect when it comes to which different points of social existence are articulated and arranged. With the tendency to regard numerous social matters as safeguard threats and the public’s transforming into reputation of surveillance as an inevitable type of social regulate, the safety meta-frame rises to the extent of a dominant organizing precept in one of these method that it shapes the parameters and the stipulations of day-by-day dwelling.

This quantity deals case stories from a number of nations that convey how our inner most and public lifestyles is formed by way of the safety meta-frame and surveillance. it's crucial studying for everybody who's attracted to the alterations to be confronted in social lifestyles, privateness, and human freedoms in this age of protection and surveillance.

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