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ISBN: 9781441182036
Per Boek Wijzer Taal: engels

Auteur: Edward Higgs

Personal identification is very much a live political issue in Britain and this book looks at why this is the case, and why, paradoxically, the theft of identity has become ever more common as the means of identification have multiplied. Identifying the English looks not only at how criminals have been identified - branding, fingerprinting, DNA - but also at the identification of the individual with seals and signatures, of the citizen by means of passports and ID cards, and of the corpse. Beginning his history in the medieval period, Edward Higgs reveals how it was not the Industrial Revolution that brought the most radical changes in identification techniques, as many have assumed, but rather the changing nature of the State and commerce, and their relationship with citizens and customers. In the twentieth century the very different historical techniques have converged on the holding of information on databases, and increasingly on biometrics, and the multiplication of these external databases outside the control of individuals has continued to undermine personal identity security.

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  • library_books Kenmerken
    NUR 680
    Aantal pagina's 256 pagina's
    Afmetingen 24,4 x 16,5 x 2,4 cm
    Auteur Edward Higgs | Edward Higgs
    Bindwijze Hardcover
    Category Boeken
    Category Geschiedenis
    Category Europa
    Category Sociale & Culturele geschiedenis
    Co-auteur Edward Higgs
    Druk 1
    Extra groot lettertype Nee
    Rubriekspad <Boeken><Geschiedenis>
    Rubriekspad <Boeken><Geschiedenis><Europa>
    Rubriekspad <Boeken><Geschiedenis><Sociale & Culturele geschiedenis>
    Illustraties Nee
    NUR code 680
    Oorspronkelijke releasedatum 2011-09-01
    Subtitel A History of Personal Identification 1500 - 2010
    Taal Engels
    Uitgever Continuum Publishing Corporation
    Verschijningsdatum 2011-09-01
    Verschijningsdatum september 2011
  • label Onderwerpen