Government Information related to Little Brother
The SFPL Government Information Center has prepared a pathfinder to political issues and government agencies featured in the book, Little Brother by Cory Doctorow. This guide includes suggested searches, relevant books, and websites to visit for more information.
Searching in the catalog for books
There are a few different ways to search for relevant titles through the library catalog. One of them is by looking for their call number from the Dewey Decimal System. Here are some relevant call numbers to search for information about subjects related to Little Brother.
- 320.57 Political Ideology - Anarchism
- 323.042 Citizen participation
- 323.044 Resistance, repression, persecution
- 323.448 Right to privacy
- 323.4482 Freedom from government surveillance
- 323.4483 Freedom from misuse of information in databases and government records
- 342.085 Rights and activities of individuals
- 342.062 Constitutional and administrative law - Chief and deputy chief executives
- 342.0628 Constitutional and administrative law - Martial law
- 345.056 Rights of suspects
- 363.325 Terrorism
You can also look through their subject headings. This can be more specific than using the call number and can find titles about specific people. Additionally, each book is given one call number in our system, but can have multiple subject headings.
- Goldman Emma 1869 1940
- Privacy, Right of -- United States.
- Jacobs, Jane, 1916-2006
- United States. Constitution. 4th Amendment.
- Assembly, Right of -- United States.
- United States. Constitution. 1st Amendment.
- Detention of persons -- United States.
- Torture -- Government policy -- United States.
Government or Political books
- Surveillance & society [electronic resource].
- Rethinking the Patriot Act : keeping America safe and free by Stephen J. Schulhofer
- Kafka comes to America : fighting for justice in the war on terror by Steven T. Wax.
- Declaration of Independence [Link through the National Archives]
- The limits of privacy by Amitai Etzioni.
- Illusions of security : global surveillance and democracy in the post-9/11 world by Maureen Webb.
- Wiring up the big brother machine-- and fighting it by Mark Klein.
- Security and privacy recommendations for government-issued identity documents using radio frequency identification tags or other technologies by Christopher J. Marxen
- Radio Frequency Identification: Applications and Implications for Consumers (Report from the Federal Trade Commission, PDF)
- Smart Border Alliance RFID Feasibility Study Final Report (Report from the Smart Border Alliance, PDF)
Right to Assemble
- Freedom of assembly and petition : the First Amendment : its constitutional history and the contemporary debate edited by Margaret M. Russell.
- Liberty's refuge : the forgotten freedom of assembly by John D. Inazu.
- Encyclopedia of privacy edited by William G. Staples.
- The Patriot Act : a documentary and reference guide by Herbert N. Foerstel
- First Amendment rights : an encyclopedia by Nancy S. Lind and Erik Rankin.
- Encyclopedia of the First Amendment edited by John R. Vile, David L. Hudson Jr., David Schultz.
- Privacy law in a nutshell by John T. Soma, Stephen D. Rynerson
- http://www.foia.gov/ - This website provide information on the Freedom of Information Act and how to gain government records through request.
- http://www.dhs.gov/how-do-i/find-dhs-open-data - Some of the Department of Homeland Security's report are open to the public. This shows how to access that information.
- http://www.biometrics.gov/ - Biometrics is a method to derive statistical information based on biological data. In "Little Brother", biometrics like a person's gait are used to track them. This webpage tracks federal biometric programs.
- Biometric Center of Excellence (BCOE) - The BCOE is a center from the FBI providing information on advances in biometric tracking.
- Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board is a board created in 2007 appointed by the executive branch.
- DHS – Department of Homeland Security
- CIA - Central Intelligence Agency
- DIA - Defense Intelligence Agency
- FBI - Federal Bureau of Intelligence
- NSA - National Security Agency
- ONI - Office of Naval Intelligence
- NGA - National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
- DEA - Drug Enforcement Administration
- NRO - National Reconnaissance Office
- DNI- Office of the Director of National Intelligence
- Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency
- INSCOM - U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command
- CGI - Coast Guard intelligence
- Marine Corps Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Enterprise
- DOE, OICI - Department of Energy: Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence
- DOS, INR - Department of State: Bureau of Intelligence and Research
- DOT, OIA - Department of the Treasury: Office of Intelligence and Analysis
Summary of Bibliography recommendations
- We the media : grassroots journalism by the people, for the people by Dan Gillmore
- Schneier, Bruce, 1963-
- Applied cryptography : protocols, algorithms, and source code in C by Bruce Schneier Library use only
- The best of 2600 : a hacker odyssey by Emmanuel Goldstein.
- Fab : the coming revolution on your desktop--from personal computers to personal fabrication by Neil Gershenfeld
- Shaping things by Bruce Sterling
- The hacker crackdown : law and disorder on the electronic frontier by Bruce Sterling.
- Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson.
- Steal this book by Abbie Hoffman
- Soon to be a major motion picture by Abbie Hoffman
- On the road by Jack Kerouac.
- Howl and other poems by Allen Ginsberg
- 1984 by George Orwell.
- Alan Mendelsohn, the boy from Mars by Daniel M. Pinkwater