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    Biopower, racialization and new security technology


    Maguire, Mark (2012) Biopower, racialization and new security technology. Social Identities, 18 (5). pp. 593-607. ISSN 1350-4630

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    Abstract

    From fingerprinting in colonial contexts to scientific racism, and from face recognition pioneers to contemporary multi-modal surveillance, biometric security has long been connected to processes of racialization. Using both contemporary and historical examples, this article explores the rollout of biometric security, paying especial attention to how biometrics makes use of and relies upon racialized configurations of population. The article explores these connections and teases out the precise ways in which ‘race’ and racialization connect to the securitization of individual identities. This article also opens a space for a discussion of biopower, the most popular theoretical frame through which biometric security is currently being viewed

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: biometric security; racialization; biopower; colonialism; Iraq;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Anthropology
    Item ID: 5451
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/13504630.2012.692896
    Depositing User: Mark Maguire
    Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2014 17:03
    Journal or Publication Title: Social Identities
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
    Refereed: Yes
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