BIOMETRIC STATE, the global politics of identification and surveillance in South Africa, 1850 to the present

: Breckenridge (K.)

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252pp., paperback, reprint, Cambridge, (2014) 2016


Discusses the history of biometric government in South Africa and examines the political effects of biometric identification and registration systems.

Keith Breckenridge is Associate Professor and Deputy Director at the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of the Witwatersrand.