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Surveillance and Biological Citizenship

'I Sing the Body Biometric'

The Aadhaar or Unique Identifi cation Numbers initiative of the Government of India presages a new model of biological citizenship as much as it announces the arrival of India as a technological society, one where social problems such as meagre public distribution systems and primary health services are solved through technical means. Through a series of propositions about the increased use of biometrics for identifi cation purposes, the cultures of surveillance that centre in and around the body are explored.



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