The Politics and Policies of Big Data: Big Data, Big Brother?

1st Edition

Ann Rudinow Sætnan, Ingrid Schneider, Nicola Green

Routledge
Published March 29, 2018
Reference - 358 Pages - 4 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138293748 - CAT# Y318253
Series: Routledge Research in Information Technology and Society

USD$150.00

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Summary

Big Data, gathered together and re-analysed, can be used to form endless variations of our persons - so-called ‘data doubles’. Whilst never a precise portrayal of who we are, they unarguably contain glimpses of details about us that, when deployed into various routines (such as management, policing and advertising) can affect us in many ways.

How are we to deal with Big Data? When is it beneficial to us? When is it harmful? How might we regulate it? Offering careful and critical analyses, this timely volume aims to broaden well-informed, unprejudiced discourse, focusing on: the tenets of Big Data, the politics of governance and regulation; and Big Data practices, performance and resistance.

An interdisciplinary volume, The Politics of Big Data will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as postdoctoral and senior researchers interested in fields such as Technology, Politics and Surveillance.

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