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- DescriptionBiometric techlogies, 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 techlogies 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 techlogies 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 techlogies.
- Author BiographyJoseph Pugliese is Associate Professor in the Department of Critical and Cultural Studies at Macquarie University.
- Author(s)Joseph Pugliese
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication06/09/2012
- SubjectSocial Sciences: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Note2 black & white illustrations, 2 black & white halftones
- Weight272 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
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