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Civil Status and Identification in Nineteenth-Century France: A Matter of State Control?

Paul-André Rosental

in Registration and Recognition: Documenting the Person in World History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265314
eISBN:
9780191760402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265314.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Civil status, and particularly birth certificates, rather than identity papers, are the legal basis of identification in France. Its nineteenth-century history presents a complex picture, which ... More


From Family Bibles to Birth Certificates: Young People, Proof of Age, and American Political Cultures, 1820–1915

Shane Landrum

in Age in America: The Colonial Era to the Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479870011
eISBN:
9781479840595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479870011.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter begins in the early nineteenth century, when Americans relied upon private documents, most often family Bibles, to record and prove their dates of birth. Shane Landrum argues that the ... More


The Reproductive State: Nations, Citizens, and Kin

Anindita Majumdar

in Transnational Commercial Surrogacy and the (Un)Making of Kin in India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199474363
eISBN:
9780199090822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474363.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality, Marriage and the Family

The birth of the child in transnational commercial surrogacy leads to a protracted process of staking claim. In this chapter, the focus is especially on the national and international laws that are ... More


What’s in a Name?

Julie A. Greenberg

in Intersexuality and the Law: Why Sex Matters

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814731895
eISBN:
9780814738610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814731895.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines whether transsexuals and people with an intersex condition should be allowed to create their own legal identity through the use of the name and sex indicator they choose on ... More


5 What’s in a Name?

Julie A. Greenberg

in Intersexuality and the Law: Why Sex Matters

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814731895
eISBN:
9780814738610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814731895.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines whether transsexuals and people with an intersex condition should be allowed to create their own legal identity through the use of the name and sex indicator they choose on ... More


Application

Craig Robertson

in The Passport in America: The History of a Document

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199927579
eISBN:
9780190254568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199927579.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the importance of the application form for the reliable identification of an individual that the United States passport promised. More specifically, it explains how the ... More


Conclusion: The rejection of futures past: on the edge of an attainable acceptable future?

Maria Cristina Fumagalli

in On the Edge: Writing the Border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381601
eISBN:
9781781382349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381601.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book concludes with a discussion of Manifisto (2013), a video-performance by the Dominican artist Polibio Díaz. Manifisto is a social commentary on the issue of Haitian immigration in the ... More


Paper and State

Jean-François Blanchette

in Burdens of Proof: Cryptographic Culture and Evidence Law in the Age of Electronic Documents

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017510
eISBN:
9780262301565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017510.003.0006
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This chapter examines the experiences of three bureaucratic organizations as they struggle with the application of electronic signatures to real estate contracts, birth certificates, and land titles. ... More


“Mazik”

Joseph McBride

in Steven Spielberg: A Biography, Second Edition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738360
eISBN:
9781604738377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738360.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers the controversy over Spielberg’s true age. Spielberg’s birth certificate shows that he was born at Cincinnati’s Jewish Hospital on December 18, 1946—not December 18, 1947 as ... More


Working with the State

Jenny M. Luke

in Delivered by Midwives: African American Midwifery in the Twentieth-Century South

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496818911
eISBN:
9781496818959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496818911.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Beyond their work as maternity care practitioners lay midwives fulfilled a crucial role in public health and this chapter describes their value as an extension of the state board of health. From ... More


The Limits of the Prerogative State

Ernst Fraenkel

in The Dual State: A Contribution to the Theory of Dictatorship

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198716204
eISBN:
9780191784378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716204.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Comparative Law

This chapter looks at the prerogative state in more detail. The whole of the German legal system, it shows, became an instrument of the political authorities. It looks at the birth certificate case ... More


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