Biotattoos & fingerprints: Agamben

Giorgio Agamben in Le Monde:

"I would have liked to suggest that tattooing at Auschwitz undoubtedly seemed the most normal and economic way to regulate the enrolment and registration of deported persons into concentration camps. The bio-political tattooing the United States imposes now to enter its territory could well be the precursor to what we will be asked to accept later as the normal identity registration of a good citizen in the state's gears and mechanisms. That's why we must oppose it."

No to Bio-Political Tattooing -- or why Agamben now refuses to enter and teach in the United States.

posted. Sun - January 18, 2004 @ 03:17 PM           |