タイトルIdentify and Sort: How Digital Power Changed World Politics
著者・編者;Josef Teboho Ansorge
出版社;C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
出版年;2016年
ISBN;9781849044066
テキストリンクamazon 

内容紹介

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.

著者について

Josef Teboho Ansorge is a JD candidate at Yale Law School. He received his PhD from the University of Cambridge. This is his first book.

目次

1 - The Sovereign's Data
  • The National Security State's Rabbit Hole 
  •  Digital Power 
  •  What this book is about 10 Theses on Information 
  • Technology and Political Power
2 - The Ship 3 - The Ear
  • Ear Cutting as a Punishment 
  • Technology Ear Cutting to Identify Property 
  •  The Ear as a Site of Individual Identification 
  •  The Technological Future of the Ear
4 - Technics & Towers
  • Technics of Politics Periodization and drive to Technification 
  • Why the Technics Spread Obelisk, Panopticon, Cuntz's Tower 
  •  The Panopticon Cuntz's Tower: The Manual Database
5 - The Ritual
  • Administering Inca and Aztec Ritual 
  •  Khipu 
  •  System Failure 
  •  Theorizing the Ritual Mode
6 - The Archive
  • Maps and Cadastre 
  •  Census and Statistics 
  •  Passports 
  •  The Card Registry 
  •  Theorizing the Archival Mode 
  •  Weber 
  •  Benjamin
7 - The Database
  • The International and Digital Power 
  •  Barack Obama's Campaign Machine 
  •  Migration, Terrorism, Data Theorizing the Digital Mode 
  •  Husserl 
  •  Heidegger
8 - The Network: Ontology in the Digital Mode

9 - Digital Power Goes To War
  • Vision and Orientalism 
  •  Seeing the Foe 
  •  Arithmetizing the Other and Data-Managing the Foe 
  •  A World of Hidden Indicators 
  •  War-games, Wargames, War games 
  •  Recruiting and Training with Games 
  •  War as Entertainment
10 - Digital Power Does Development
  • Images of Technology 
  •  'Boomerang Effects', cut (crtl+c), and paste (ctrl+v) 
  •  The Fingerprint 
  •  Fingerprints Redux 
  •  Technology as gift and domination 
  •  Information Technology as Liberator 
  •  Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Liberia 
  •  DDR: Identity with no Record 
  •  SSR: Identified and Sorted 
  •  Tribal Ontology vs. Obama's Database
11 - Resistance on our Planetary Ship of State

Resistance and Appropriation
Appendix
Cuntz's Letter
Tables and Figures
Bibliography
Endnotes