Documenting Individual Identity: The Development of State Practices in the Modern World
by Jane Caplan
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 resu...more
Paperback, 428 pages
Published December 9th 2001 by Princeton University Press
(first published December 1st 2001)
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