Lecture on surveillance and society scheduled for March 21

Author: William G. Gilroy


Gary Marx, professor emeritus of sociology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and author of numerous books and articles on social control, mass behavior and race relations, will present a talk at4:30 p.m.Monday (March 21) in Room 131 of DeBartolo Hall at the University of Notre Dame.

TitledWindows into the Soul,the lecture is free and open to the public.

Marx will discuss the social, legal, ethical, comparative international, cultural and policy implications of recent developments in surveillance and communications technology.

He is the author ofProtest and PrejudiceandUndercover: Police Surveillance inAmericaand co-author, with Doug McAdam, ofCollective Behavior and Social Movements.Undercoverreceived the Outstanding Book Award from theAcademyofCriminal Justice Sciencesand Marx was named the American Sociological Associations Jensen Lecturer for 1989-90. His works in progress include books on new forms of surveillance and social control across borders.

Marxs talk is sponsored by Notre Dames Science, Technology and Values Program, the Department of Sociology and the Web Group Faculty Learning Community.

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