Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Book Release and Competition

The Author copies of my newly published book Surveillance and Identity: Discourse, Subjectivity and the State arrived at the house yesterday to much celebration. There's a copy sitting on my desk now, and I'm rather pleased with how it looks. You can read the introduction here.

So, not being sure what to do with six identical copies of the book, I've decided to give one of these copies away to a blog reader or twitter follower. So if you want a chance for a free copy you'll need to do the following:

  1. Send me a message telling me why you're interested in the book. This is a test to make sure that you're not a robot, and give me subtle ideas about what to write the next one on.  You can do this on twitter (@dbarnardwills) or in the comments of this post.
  2. Some time in February, I'll put all the entries in a hat, and draw one at random. I'll contact the winner and arrange to send them the book. If I can't get in touch with them, then I'll pick another winner, and so on, until somebody takes the book off my hands.*
  3. I'll announce the winner on this blog and twitter.
  4. If you win, and you'd like it, I can write something in the inside cover. Or if you're an undergraduate student, I can underline all the significant passages in highligher pen.**
You can also buy a copy of the book through the usual major places: Amazon, Book Depository or direct from the publisher Ashgate.

* If you're going to then put it on ebay, at least give it a read first.
** I will never do this


  1. I'd like to win the copy of your book because having searched and searched, I've found that you've completed the PhD that I should have written! My own has diverted beyond my intended path and whilst I remain happy with its destination, I think I'd rather have done yours! So reading one of your books will be an insight into what could have been...

  2. Dear David, I would be glad to win a free copy of your book for these two reasons :

    I) It will help me while framing and analyzing discourses on surveillance for my PhD dissertation
    II) It is good to have a free new book written by an excellent academic author on my personal library shelf !


  3. I wish I'd started researching my essay earlier so I'd have had a chance to win this book... I'm a student at Glasgow School of Art and am just about to start writing an essay on surveillance and it's effects on identity- this would have been sort of perfect reading!