The Watchman in Pieces
Surveillance, Literature, and Liberal Personhood
|Publication Date:||Jul 2013|
| Publisher:||Yale University Press|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $50.00|
| Book Description: |
Spanning nearly 500 years of cultural and social history, this book examines the ways that literature and surveillance have developed together, as kindred modern practices. As ideas about personhood--what constitutes a self--have changed over time, so too have ideas about how to represent, shape, or invade the self. The authors show that, since the Renaissance, changes in observation strategies have driven innovations in literature; literature, in turn, has...