Documenting Individual Identity: The Development of State Practices in the Modern World, Part 63
Princeton University Press, Dec 9, 2001 - History - 415 pages
This book addresses one of the least studied yet most pervasive aspects of modern life--the techniques and mechanisms by which official agencies certify individual identity. From passports and identity cards to labor registration and alien documentation, from fingerprinting to much-debated contemporary issues such as DNA-typing, body surveillance, and the catastrophic results of colonial-era identity documentation in postcolonial Rwanda, Documenting Individual Identity offers the most comprehensive historical overview of this fascinating topic ever published.
The nineteen essays in this volume represent the collaborative effort of historians, sociologists, historians of science, political scientists, economists, and specialists in international relations. Together they cover a period from the emergence of systematic practices of written identification in early modern Europe through to the present day, and a geographic range that includes Europe, the Soviet Union, North and South America, and Africa. While the book is attuned to the nefarious possibilities of states' increasing capacity to identify individuals, it recognizes that these same techniques also certify citizens' eligibility for significant positive rights, such as welfare benefits and voting.
Unprecedented in subject and scope, Documenting Individual Identity promises to shape a whole new field of research that crosses disciplinary boundaries and is of broad public and academic significance. In addition to the editors, the contributors are Valentin Groebner, Gérard Noiriel, Charles Steinwedel, Marc Garcelon, Jon Agar, Martine Kaluszynski, Peter Becker, Anne Joseph, Kristin Ruggiero, Andrea Geselle, Andreas Fahrmeier, Leo Lucassen, Pamela Sankar, David Lyon, Gary Marx, Dita Vogel, and Timothy Longman.
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Describing the Person Reading the Signs in Late Medieval and Renaissance Europe Identity Papers Vested Figures and the Limits of Identification 14...
The Identification of the Citizen The Birth of Republican Civil Status in France
This or That Particular Person Protocols of Identification in NineteenthCentury Europe
Making Social Groups One Person at a Time The Identification of Individuals by Estate Religious Confession and Ethnicity in Late Imperial Russia
Colonizing the Subject The Genealogy and Legacy of the Soviet Internal Passport
Modern Horrors British Identity and Identity Cards
IDENTIFICATION PRACTICES AND POLICING
Republican Identity Bertillonage as Government Technique
Governments and Forgers Passports in NineteenthCentury Europe
A ManyHeaded Monster The Evolution of the Passport System in the Netherlands and Germany in the Long Nineteenth Century
The Great War and the Birth of the Modern Passport System
CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN IDENTIFICATION
DNATyping Galtons Eugenic Dream Realized?
Under My Skin From Identification Papers to Body Surveillance
Identity and Anonymity Some Conceptual Distinctions and Issues for Research
Identifying Unauthorized Foreign Workers in the German Labor Market
The Standardized Gaze The Standardization of the Search Warrant in NineteenthCentury Germany
Anthropometry the Police Expert and the Deptford Murders The Contested Introduction of Fingerprinting for the Identification of Criminals in Late ...
Fingerprinting and the Argentine Plan for Universal Identification in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
IDENTIFICATION AND CONTROL OF MOVEMENT
Domenica Saba Takes to the Road Origins and Development of a Modern Passport System in LombardyVeneto