Green provides a refreshing view of the democratisation of surveillance technologies showing that, since Foucault’s Panopticism, surveillance has become a two way effect of power that runs in and on multiple dimensions through society. On an initial reading the article is both a useful critique and a worthwhile advance on the “docile bodies” envisioned by Foucault (although it’s worth bearing in mind that Foucault effectively developed his own critique in this regard).
Green, S. (1999). A plague on the panopticon: Surveillance and power in the global information economy. Information, Communication & Society, 2(1), 26-44. Retrieved June 9, 2008, from Informaworld database.