Bill Staples

CANCELLED SSC Seminar Series: Bill Staples

CANCELLED Bill Staples, PhD, Department of Sociology, University of Kansas

Documenting the Body; Creating the Self: governance and the modern birth certificate

MacCorry Room D411 (Sociology lounge)


Staples argues that the deployment of the birth certificate is a practice centered on the regulation of bodies, the government of conduct, and the formation of the self. An examination of this form of identification offers...