Identification and Registration Practices in Transnational Perspective

People, Papers and Practices

  • Ilsen About
  • James Brown
  • Gayle Lonergan

Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Ilsen About, James R. Brown, Gayle Lonergan
      Pages 1-13
  3. The Central State: Systems, Standards and Techniques

  4. Beyond the Central State: Community, Commerce and Economics

  5. The Identified: Perception, Resistance and Negotiation

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 309-344

About this book


This collection examines the subject of identification and surveillance from 16th C English parish registers to 21st C DNA databases. The contributors, who range from historians to legal specialists, provide an insight into the historical development behind such issues as biometric identification, immigration control and personal data use.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ilsen About
    • 1
  • James Brown
    • 2
  • Gayle Lonergan
    • 3
  1. 1.Aix-Marseille UniversityFrance
  2. 2.University of OxfordUK
  3. 3.Wolfson CollegeUniversity of OxfordUK

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