Biometric state : the global politics of identification and surveillance in South Africa, 1850 to the present (Book, 2016) [WorldCat.org]
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Biometric state : the global politics of identification and surveillance in South Africa, 1850 to the present

Author: Keith Breckenridge
Publisher: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Biometric identification and registration systems are being proposed by governments and businesses across the world. The book explores how, for a century, South Africa has served as a site for global  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Breckenridge
ISBN: 9781107434899 1107434890
OCLC Number: 966601815
Description: 252 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: Introduction: the global biometric arena; 1. Science of empire: the South African origins and objects of Galtonian eugenics; 2. Asiatic despotism: Edward Henry on the Witwatersrand; 3. Gandhi's biometric entanglement: fingerprints, Satyagraha and the global politics of Hind Swaraj; 4. No will to know: biometric registration and the limited curiosity of the gatekeeper state; 5. Verwoerd's bureau of proof: the Apartheid Bewysburo and the end of documentary government; 6. Galtonian reversal: apartheid and the making of biometric citizenship; Epilogue: empire and the mimetic fantasy; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Keith Breckenridge (University of Witwatersrand).

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