Governing through Biometrics: The Biopolitics of Identity

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Managing identity through biometric technology has become a routine and ubiquitous practice in recent years. From border control and asylum regulation to the management of social services and medical records, various fields are increasingly deploying biometric systems as a means of identity verification and authentication. The scope and nature of these systems are raising a host of concerns regarding the intensification of surveillance practices and the reduction of identity to ...

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Governing through Biometrics: The Biopolitics of Identity

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Managing identity through biometric technology has become a routine and ubiquitous practice in recent years. From border control and asylum regulation to the management of social services and medical records, various fields are increasingly deploying biometric systems as a means of identity verification and authentication. The scope and nature of these systems are raising a host of concerns regarding the intensification of surveillance practices and the reduction of identity to a series of bio-data and algorithms.

By analysing biometric systems as a biopolitical practice within the domain of borders, immigration and citizenship management, this book interrogates what is at stake in the merging of the body and technology for security and governance purposes. It draws on a number of critical theories, philosophies and empirical examples, offering a multi-level and timely analysis of the socio-political and ethical implications of biometric identity systems.

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"This book breaks new ground and can inform any researcher or student who wishes to pursue biometrics in more detail. It is a book that is suggestive of the need for us to act quickly so that we might see the intensification of biometric processes and understand them in terms of their broader social implications for identity, citizenship and community." - Information, Communciation and Society
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Meet the Author

Btihaj Ajana is Lecturer in Culture, Digital Humanities and Creative Industries at King's College London, UK.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
1. Biometrics: The Remediation of Measure
2. Homo Carded: Exception and Identity Systems
3. Recombinant Identities: Biometrics and Narrative Bioethics
4. Identity Securitization and Biometric Citizenship
5. Rethinking Community and the Political Through Being-With
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography

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