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Identifying the English: A History of Personal Identification 1500 - 2010

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Identifying the English: A History of Personal Identification 1500 - 2010 - Higgs, Edward
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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 ...

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Identifying the English: A History of Personal Identification 1500 - 2010 2011, Continuum Publishing Corporation, New York

ISBN-13: 9781441182036

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