By Joseph Pugliese

Biometric applied sciences, similar to finger- or facial-scan, are being deployed throughout quite a few social contexts so that it will facilitate and warrantly id verification and authentication. within the post-9/11 international, biometric applied sciences have skilled a unprecedented interval of progress as issues approximately safety and screening have elevated. This ebook analyses biometric structures when it comes to the appliance of biopolitical strength – company, army and governmental – at the human physique. It deploys cultural thought in interpreting the way during which biometric applied sciences represent the physique as a objective of surveillance and as a data-information item. The ebook thereby presents a accomplished review and demanding research of either the neighborhood and worldwide ramifications of biometric applied sciences.

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