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Title Bodies as evidence : security, knowledge, and power / Mark Maguire, Ursula Rao, and Nils Zurawski, editors
Published Durham : Duke University Press, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (245 pages)
Series Global insecurities
Global insecurities
Contents The truth of the error: making identity and security through biometric discrimination / Elida K.U. Jacobsen and Ursula Rao -- Injured by the border: security buildup, migrant bodies, and emergency response in southern Arizona / Ieva Jusionyte -- E-terrify: securitized immigration and biometric surveillance in the workplace / Daniel M. Goldstein and Carolina Alonso-Bejarano -- "Dead-bodies-at-the-border": distributed evidence and emerging forensic infrastructure for identification / Amade M'charek, -- The transitional lives of crimes against humanity: forensic evidence under changing political circumstances / Antonius C.G.M. Robben and Francisco J. Ferrándiz -- Policing future crimes / Mark Maguire -- "Intelligence" and "evidence": sovereign authority and the differences that words make / Gregory Feldman -- The secrecy/threat matrix / Joseph P. Masco -- What do you want?: evidence and fantasy in the war on terror / Joseba Zulaika -- Conclusion: discontinuities and diversity / Mark Maguire and Ursula Rao
Summary From biometrics to predictive policing, contemporary security relies on sophisticated scientific evidence-gathering and knowledge-making focused on the human body. Bringing together new anthropological perspectives on the complexities of security in the present moment, the contributors to Bodies as Evidence reveal how bodies have become critical sources of evidence that is organized and deployed to classify, recognize, and manage human life. Through global case studies that explore biometric identification, border control, forensics, predictive policing, and counterterrorism, the contributors show how security discourses and practices that target the body contribute to new configurations of knowledge and power. At the same time, margins of error, unreliable technologies, and a growing suspicion of scientific evidence in a "post-truth" era contribute to growing insecurity, especially among marginalized populations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Biometric identification
Border security
Crime prevention
Human body
Terrorism -- Prevention
Biometric identification.
Border security.
Crime prevention.
Human body.
Innere Sicherheit
Physical anthropology.
Politische Anthropologie
Polizeiliche Überwachung
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Criminology.
Terrorism -- Prevention.
Form Electronic book
Author Maguire, Mark, editor
Rao, Ursula, editor
Zurawski, Nils, 1968- editor
LC no. 2018019863
ISBN 1478001690