viii, 208 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
9780745641553 hardback 0745641555 hardback 0745641563 paperback 9780745641560
New ID card systems are proliferating around the world. These may use digitized fingerprints or photos using a scanner & may rely on computerized registries of personal information. In this book, David Lyon argues that such IDs represent a fresh phase in the long-term attempts of modern states to find stable ways of identifying citizens.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -201) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Demanding documents Sorting systems Card cartel Stretched screens Body badges Cyber-citizens.
K3272 .L96 2009
Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity, 2009.