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The Resource Identifying the English : a history of personal identification, 1500 to the present, Edward Higgs

Identifying the English : a history of personal identification, 1500 to the present, Edward Higgs

Label
Identifying the English : a history of personal identification, 1500 to the present
Title
Identifying the English
Title remainder
a history of personal identification, 1500 to the present
Statement of responsibility
Edward Higgs
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Higgs, Edward
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HN398.E5
LC item number
H55 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Group identity
  • Identification
  • Citizenship
  • Recording and registration
  • Social status
  • England
Label
Identifying the English : a history of personal identification, 1500 to the present, Edward Higgs
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [251]-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Three rogues -- Early modern England-a face to face society? --- Identifying the great and the good -- Identifying the poor 'citizen' and the deviant -- Identification in the first industrial nation 1750 -- 1850 -- Towards the 'Dossier Society' 1850 -- 1970 -- Citizens and customers 1850 -- 1970 -- The 'Digital Person' -- Identifying the consumer 1970 to the present -- The digital database state 1970 to 2010 -- Conclusions
Control code
017732482
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
286 p.
Isbn
9781441182036
Lccn
2011293219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Identifying the English : a history of personal identification, 1500 to the present, Edward Higgs
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [251]-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Three rogues -- Early modern England-a face to face society? --- Identifying the great and the good -- Identifying the poor 'citizen' and the deviant -- Identification in the first industrial nation 1750 -- 1850 -- Towards the 'Dossier Society' 1850 -- 1970 -- Citizens and customers 1850 -- 1970 -- The 'Digital Person' -- Identifying the consumer 1970 to the present -- The digital database state 1970 to 2010 -- Conclusions
Control code
017732482
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
286 p.
Isbn
9781441182036
Lccn
2011293219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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