HIST 3221

HIST 3221

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

This course investigates the genealogy of the multiple technologies of identification that emerged in the last two centuries in different parts of the world.  Traditional forms of identification, such as tattoos, family names and physical features, along with other sophisticated technologies, i.e. fingerprinting, photography, and iris recognition, have played a crucial role in helping institutions to classify, identify, and monitor populations. Rather than following a lineal analysis, we will examine how these technologies emerged as the result of the transnational cooperation between East-West and South-North.  We will engage in current debates on how biometrics and identity cards are shaping the lives of millions of people worldwide, eroding or empowering them as citizens.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: SOC 3330STS 3321

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17825HIST 3221  LEC 001