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Author Steinmetz, Kevin F., author.

Title Hacked : a radical approach to hacker culture and crime / Kevin F. Steinmetz.

Publication Info. New York : New York University Press, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  364.168 ST36    Check Shelf
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  364.168 S823H    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  364.168 ST    Check Shelf
Description xv, 285 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series Alternative criminology series
Alternative criminology series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Public discourse, from pop culture to political rhetoric, portrays the figure of the hacker distinctly: a deceptive, digital villain. But what do we actually know about hackers? In Hacked, Kevin F. Steinmetz explores what it means to be a hacker and the nuances of hacker culture. Through extensive interviews with hackers, observations of hacker communities, and analyses of hacker cultural products, Steinmetz demystifies the figure of the hacker and situates the practice of hacking within larger political and economic structures of capitalism, crime, and control. This captivating book challenges many of the common narratives of hackers, suggesting that not all forms of hacking are criminal and, contrary to popular opinion, the broader hacker community actually plays a vital role in our information economy. Hacked thus explores how governments, corporations, and other institutions attempt to manage hacker culture through the creation of ideologies and laws that protect powerful economic interests. Not content to simply critique the situation, Steinmetz ends his work by providing actionable policy recommendations that aim to redirect focus from the individual to corporations, governments, and broader social issues. A compelling study, Hacked helps us understand not just the figure of the hacker but also digital crime and social control in our high-tech society.-- Back cover.
Contents Acknowledgments -- Introduction: toward a radical criminology of hackers -- Setting the stage -- The front end of hacking -- Craft(y)ness -- On authority and protocol -- The radical turn -- The (hack) mode of production -- Crafting a crackdown -- Conclusion -- Appendix: field research lists -- Notes -- References -- Index -- About the author.
Subject Computer crimes -- Economic aspects.
Computer crimes -- Social aspects.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General.
ISBN 9781479866106 hardcover alkaline paper
1479866105 hardcover alkaline paper
9781479869718 paperback alkaline paper
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