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Registration and recognition : documenting the person in world history

Author: Keith Breckenridge; Simon Szreter
Publisher: Oxford ; New York, NY : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, 2012.
Series: Proceedings of the British Academy, 182.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Identity recognition of individuals by the groups they are born into or wish to affiliate themselves with has been a universal human experience but any registration documentation has received little  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Breckenridge; Simon Szreter
ISBN: 9780197265314 0197265316
OCLC Number: 878828536
Notes: Editors' introduction: Recognition and registration : the infrastructure of personhood in world history / Simon Szreter and Keith Breckenridge -- Household registration, property rights, and social obligations in Imperial China : principles and practices / Richard von Glahn -- Registration of identities in early modern English parishes and amongst the English overseas / Simon Szreter -- Too much information? Too little coordination? : (civil) registation in nineteenth-century Germany / Andreas Fahrmeir -- Japan's civil registration systems before and after the Meiji restoration / Osamu Saito and Masahiro Sato -- Civil status and identification in nineteenth-century France : a matter of state control? / Paul-André Rosental -- Identity registration in the classical Mediterranean world / Rebecca Flemming -- Naming, identifying and authorizing movement in early modern Spain and Spanish America / Tamar Herzog -- Establishing and registering identity in the Dutch Republic / Henk Looijesteijn and Marco H.D. van Leeuwen -- The identity thieves of the Indian Ocean : forgery, fraud and the origins of South African immigration control, 1890s-1920s / Andrew MacDonald -- Parish baptism registers, vital registration and fixing identities in Uganda / Shane Doyle -- Identity registration in India during and after the Raj / Ravindran Gopinath -- Monitoring the abolition of the international slave trade : slave registration in the British Caribbean / Stanley L. Engerman -- Birth of the "secular" individual : medical and legal methods of identification in nineteenth-century Egypt / Khaled Fahmy -- No will to know : the rise and fall of African civil registration in twentieth-century South Africa / Keith Breckenridge -- Voting, welfare and registration : the strange fate of the État-Civil in French Africa, 1945-1960 / Frederick Cooper -- Uruguay's child rights approach to health : what role for civil registration? / Anne-Emanuelle Birn -- Birth registration and the promotion of children's rights in the interwar years : the Save the Children International Union's Conference on the African Child, and Herbert Hoover's American Child Health Association / Dominique Marshall -- Children, citizenship and child support : the Child Support Grant in post-apartheid South Africa / Francie Lund -- What comes after the social? Historicizing the future of social assistance and identity registration in Africa / James Ferguson.
Description: xx, 532 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: PART 1 REGISTRATION, STATES AND LEGAL PERSONHOOD; PART 2 REGISTRATION AS NEGOTIATED RECOGNITION; PART 3 EMPIRES AND REGISTRATION; PART 4 REGISTRATION, RECOGNITION AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Series Title: Proceedings of the British Academy, 182.
Responsibility: edited by Keith Breckenridge and Simon Szreter.

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