Biometric technologies, such as finger- or facial-scan, are being deployed across a variety of social contexts in order to facilitate and guarantee identity verification and authentication. In the post-9/11
world, biometric technologies have experienced an extraordinary period of growth as concerns about security and screening have increased. This book analyses biometric systems in terms of the application of biopolitical power -
corporate, military and governmental - on the human body. It deploys cultural theory in examining the manner in which biometric technologies constitute the body as a target of surveillance and as a data-information object. The book thereby provides a comprehensive overview and critical analysis of both the local and global ramifications of biometric technologies.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Series:||Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)|
Table of Contents
Introduction: Biopolitics of Biometrics 1. A Genealogy of Biometric Technologies 2. The Biometrics of Infrastructural Whiteness 3. "Identity Dominance": Biometrics, Biosurveillance, Terrorism and War 4. Identity Fraud and Imposture: Biometrics, the Metaphysics of Presence and the Alleged Liveness of the "Live" Evidentiary Body 5. Neurotechnologies of Truth: Brain Fingerprinting’s Neurognomics and No Lie MRI’s Digital Phrenology. Epilogue.