Governing through Biometrics

The Biopolitics of Identity

  • Btihaj Ajana

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Btihaj Ajana
    Pages 1-20
  3. Btihaj Ajana
    Pages 21-46
  4. Btihaj Ajana
    Pages 189-198
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 199-238

About this book


Managing identity through biometric technology has become a routine and ubiquitous practice in recent years. This book interrogates what is at stake in the merging of the body and technology for surveillance and securitization purposes drawing on a number of critical theories and philosophies.


Biopolitics biometrics governance surveillance identity control body technology bioethics community mediation philosophy

Authors and affiliations

  • Btihaj Ajana
    • 1
  1. 1.King’s College LondonUK

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