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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Introduction: Bodies as Evidence
  2. Mark Maguire and Ursula Rao
  3. pp. 1-23
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  1. 1. The Truth of the Error: Making Identity and Security through Biometric Discrimination
  2. Elida K. U. Jacobsen and Ursula Rao
  3. pp. 24-42
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  1. 2. Injured by the Border: Security Buildup, Migrant Bodies, and Emergency Response in Southern Arizona
  2. Ieva Jusionyte
  3. pp. 43-66
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  1. 3. E-Terrify: Securitized Immigration and Biometric Surveillance in the Workplace
  2. Daniel M. Goldstein and Carolina Alonso-Bejarano
  3. pp. 67-88
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  1. 4. “Dead-Bodies-at-the-Border”: Distributed Evidence and Emerging Forensic Infrastructure for Identification
  2. Amade M’Charek
  3. pp. 89-109
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  1. 5. The Transitional Lives of Crimes against Humanity: Forensic Evidence under Changing Political Circumstances
  2. Antonius C. G. M. Robben and Francisco J. Ferrándiz
  3. pp. 110-136
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  1. 6. Policing Future Crimes
  2. Mark Maguire
  3. pp. 137-158
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  1. 7. “Intelligence” and “Evidence”: Sovereign Authority and the Differences That Words Make
  2. Gregory Feldman
  3. pp. 159-174
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  1. 8. The Secrecy/Threat Matrix
  2. Joseph P. Masco
  3. pp. 175-200
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  1. 9. What Do You Want? Evidence and Fantasy in the War on Terror
  2. Joseba Zulaika
  3. pp. 201-227
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  1. Conclusion: Discontinuities and Diversity
  2. Mark Maguire and Ursula Rao
  3. pp. 228-236
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 237-240
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 241-250
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781478004301
Related ISBN
9781478001690
MARC Record
OCLC
1026274875
Pages
264
Launched on MUSE
2019-06-23
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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