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Joseph Pugliese

Biometrics: Bodies, Technologies, Biopolitics

Biometrics: Bodies, Technologies, Biopolitics

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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.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Pugliese, Joseph
Published: 09/05/2012
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780415811040
Pages: 192
Weight: 0.58lbs
Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.41d
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