Guilty Bodies, Productive Bodies, Destructive Bodies: Crossing the Biometric Borders

  title={Guilty Bodies, Productive Bodies, Destructive Bodies: Crossing the Biometric Borders},
  author={C. Epstein},
  journal={International Political Sociology},
  • C. Epstein
  • Published 2007
  • Sociology
  • International Political Sociology
  • This article examines the forms of power brought into play by the deployment of biometrics under the lenses of Foucault's notions of discipline and biopower. These developments are then analyzed from the perspective of governmentality, highlighting how the broader spread of biometrics throughout the social fabric owes not merely to the convergence of public and private surveillance, but rather to a deeper logic of power under the governmental state, orchestrated by the security function, which… CONTINUE READING
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