Coverart for item
The Resource Identify and sort : how digital power changes world politics, Josef Teboho Ansorge

Identify and sort : how digital power changes world politics, Josef Teboho Ansorge

Label
Identify and sort : how digital power changes world politics
Title
Identify and sort
Title remainder
how digital power changes world politics
Statement of responsibility
Josef Teboho Ansorge
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The advent of information technology ushered in new forms of political power. Machines play crucial roles in how states see, understand, and act, and scrutiny of these processes lies at the heart of Identify and Sort. It frames debates about ‘IT’ in world politics, explaining how industrial sorting systems employed by political actors are renegotiating the social contract between individuals and the state. Ansorge takes the reader on a global expedition that tracks the historical antecedents of digital power, from Aztec and Inca rituals, to medieval filing systems, to a grandiose 1930s design for a German registry, to the databases used in US presidential campaigns and how IT is deployed in war and post-conflict reconstruction. Databases are also deployed virtually to record and act upon people who have no publicly visible identification or group consciousness; modern wars and election campaigns are fought on this individualised terrain. The uneven distribution of these technical capacities engenders inequality of access, while rights discourses and legal frameworks — forged in an era of mass group discrimination, subjugation, and public resistance — lag behind these micro-targeting practices. Rich in examples and ideas, Identify and Sort develops an analytical model and vocabulary to explain the functions and limits of digital power in world politics.--
Assigning source
Provided by Publisher
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ansorge Josef Teboho
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Information technology
  • World politics
Label
Identify and sort : how digital power changes world politics, Josef Teboho Ansorge
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-251) 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
Control code
ocn872987359
Extent
viii, 271 pages
Isbn
9781849044066
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)872987359
Label
Identify and sort : how digital power changes world politics, Josef Teboho Ansorge
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-251) 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
Control code
ocn872987359
Extent
viii, 271 pages
Isbn
9781849044066
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)872987359

Library Locations

    • Badia FiesolanaBorrow it
      Via dei Roccettini 9, San Domenico di Fiesole, 50014, IT
      43.803074 11.283055
Processing Feedback ...