It’s spring, and that means I’m getting emails and other messages about “what to read this summer”. I will be posting more than a few New In Print (published w/in last 12 months) books to the blog over the next few weeks. Got ideas? Send them to me.
Here’s the first. When Biometrics Fail: Gender, Race, and the Technology of Identity, by Asst Prof. Shoshana Amielle Magnet, Institute of Women’s Studies/Department of Criminology, University of Ottawa.
By focusing on the moments when biometrics fail, Magnet shows that the technologies work differently, and fail to function more often, on women, people of color, and people with disabilities.
- Acknowledgments ix
- Introduction. Imagining Biometric Security 1
- 1. Biometric Failure 19
- 2. I-Tech and the Beginnings of Biometrics 51
- 3. Criminalizing Poverty: Adding Biometrics to Welfare 69
- 4. Biometrics at the Border 91
- 5. Representing Biometrics 127
- Conclusion. Biometric Failure and Beyond 149
- Appendix 159
- Notes 165
- Bibliography 171
- Index 199