As the Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law, professor of political science, director of the Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought at Columbia University, and human rights lawyer, Bernard Harcourt maintains a scholarly interest that lies at the intersection between social and political theory, the sociology of punishment, as well as penal law and procedure. His publications include empirical and theoretical contributions in areas such as policing, incarceration, crime, and punishment.

In this, his most recent book, Exposed: Desire and Disobedience in the Digital Age, Harcourt engages in a critical perspective regarding digital exposure of the self in contemporary US society and beyond, which he labels an “expository society.” He suggests that since individuals willingly surrender personal data and metadata to multinational technology corporations in exchange for minor digital distractions and stimulus, the mass compilation of this information enables unprecedented levels...

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