Biometrics

ISBN: 9780415811040

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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.

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Title:
Biometrics
ISBN-10:
041581104X
ISBN-13:
9780415811040
Author:
Joseph Pugliese
Publisher:
CRC Press
Published Date:
20120905
Binding
Paperback / softback
Pages:
192
Language:
English
Product Dim.:
9 H x 6 W (inches)

Joseph Pugliese

Joseph Pugliese is Associate Professor in the Department of Critical and Cultural Studies  at Macquarie University.

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Joseph Pugliese is Associate Professor in the Department of Critical and Cultural Studies  at Macquarie University.

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