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

Introduction

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.

Keywords

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

Authors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137290755
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social Sciences Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-34047-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-29075-5
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