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Who’s Who? : the biometric future and the politics of identity.

Neyland, Daniel (2009) Who’s Who? : the biometric future and the politics of identity. European Journal of Criminology, 6 (2). pp. 135-155.

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Abstract

This article engages empirically with the futures of biometric identification. It does so by engaging with the current UK political debate regarding the introduction of identity cards, by participating in a trial of biometric technologies and by working with an organisational setting where ID cards would be introduced (an airport). The article suggests that, although social science can not predict the future, it can map out ways to engage with technological uncertainty, the challenges of producing and mobilizing identity and the politics of technology development. The article argues that detailed engagement with these areas is currently neglected and that such neglect leaves problematic spaces in discussions regarding the development of biometric technologies.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: European Journal of Criminology
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biometrics • ID Cards • Airports • Futures.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Organisation, Work & Technology
ID Code: 27237
Deposited By: Dr Daniel Neyland
Deposited On: 13 Oct 2009 09:01
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 16:40
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/27237

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