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Published: 15 May 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375463-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7546-3
... By documenting unchanging facts such as date of birth, place of birth, parents, and sex, a birth certificate establishes a permanent link between an individual's identity and their body. As a permanent biometric measure, sex classification stands alone: a visual inspection of an individual's...
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373483-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7348-3
... States across land borders, and the U.S. State Department’s denial of passports to many Mexican Americans born in the borderlands of South Texas. The State Department has justified these denials by citing heightened fraud concerns regarding birth certificates signed by Latina lay midwives who practice...
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By Nick Henck
Published: 18 June 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389729-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8972-9
...PART I ✺ Rafael 1. Birth and Family Rafael Sebastián Guillén Vicente was born in Tampico on 19 June 1957 into a family that neighbors have described as “part of [Tampico] society though not high society Tampico is in the state of Tamaulipas—famous for its seafood and its...
Published: 01 January 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7348-3
... requirements for U.S. citizens entering the United States across land borders, and the U.S. State Department’s denial of passports to many Mexican Americans born in the borderlands of South Texas. The State Department has justified these denials by citing heightened fraud concerns regarding birth certificates...
Published: 27 December 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393252-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9325-2
...Have Someone Cut the Umbilical Cord Women’s Birthing Networks, Knowledge, and Skills in Colonial Taiwan Wu Chia-Ling As part of a seminar on children’s welfare that was held in Taipei’s Public Hall in 1940, a group of distinguished Japanese doctors, professors, public health...
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373483-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7348-3
... laws by focusing on the evidence residents were requested to produce to demonstrate their ivoirité. Identity documents, such as birth certificates, nationality certificates, passports, and national identity cards, were systemically viewed as false or fraudulent for a particular class of citizens. An...
Published: 01 January 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7348-3
... birth certificates, nationality certificates, passports, and national identity cards, were systemically viewed as false or fraudulent for a particular class of citizens. An Ivorian policy of “authenticity” enhanced the political power of particular individuals, and identity challenges were enacted in...
Published: 15 May 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7546-3
... documenting unchanging facts such as date of birth, place of birth, parents, and sex, a birth certificate establishes a permanent link between an individual's identity and their body. As a permanent biometric measure, sex classification stands alone: a visual inspection of an individual's person cannot...
Book: Castaway
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396208-080
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9620-8
... of a house in Van Beek Street where she, Finnie, and Bill live. Doornfontein has been swallowed by the Dog's Mouth and is years from its heyday. Yvette's birth certificate reads "I2th December." Family secrets. 1956 18 November. Sally and Owen...
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391319-018
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9131-9
... that ranged from “sallow” to “light, “ruddy,” “dark,” “freckled,” “light brown,” “dark brown,” and finally “Black.” Later, my father was also listed as “Negro” on my own 1941 birth certificate, and again as a “Negro” when he was profiled with several African American and Afro-West Indian...
Published: 01 January 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395393-077
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9539-3
... teacher and she got me into school. I got as far as fifth grade in primary, but I couldn’t continue because you had to present a birth certificate and I didn’t have one. But I thank God I was able to learn Spanish. After some years, we moved close to Ciudad del Este, Paraguay’s second- biggest...
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391319-062
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9131-9
... inheritance than identity. When asked about his own identity he maintains, as his birth certificate states, that he isindio . He does not view himself as Black, and he makes a distinction between himself and members of other Black communities in the United States. I recall telling my cousin our family...
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By Waskar Ari
Published: 29 January 2014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7695-8
... authoritarianism to maintain power. Certificos: Paperwork issued by the amp that emphasized that Indians should be protected by the state, based in some colonial ideas; amp adherents sometimes used certificos instead of id cards, birth certificates, and marriage certificates. Chachawarmi (Aymara...
Published: 01 April 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393733-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9373-3
... video installation with monitor, overturned table, ten chairs, and framed photocopies of two birth certificates for Piper’s father. Collection of Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Bernice and Kenneth Newberger Fund. Photo © Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. [you] fail in your actions to...
Published: 01 January 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371441-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7144-1
... certificates or identity documents. Many birth certificates were also destroyed by Shining Path. In 1990 I obtained my birth certificate in the city of Huanta; it was dated March 16, 1973 (the day and month were real). The truth is I was about two years older. 20. Before 1983, if they had permission...
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By Alexander Edmonds
Published: 22 November 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393115-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9311-5
... he put down Preta Maria on my birth certificate.” “What did the other kids think?” I ask. “I always knew my name was special because in school kids teased me. When I was six I wanted to change my name to Priscila. But later I realized the importance of my name, all its symbolism, and I...
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By Averil Y. Clarke
....” ** Single person- years are years during which nsFG respondents’ marital status was “never married.” Table A4. Percentage of births to women at three marital statuses PercentaGe PercentaGe PercentaGe marital Post- marital* nonmarital...
Published: 30 April 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392743-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9274-3
... approved a similar measure the following year, and in 2009, the National Supreme Court of Justice unanimously ruled to allow a transsexual woman to remove a notation from her birth certificate indi- cating her juridical past as a male.3 In Brazil, while courts have permitted similar changes in...
Published: 19 November 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377450-049
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7745-0
... late stages of the antiapartheid strug- gle. Her publications include The Colonising Camera (1998) and Bush of Ghosts (2010). Santu Mofokeng was born in Newclare, outside Johannesburg, in 1956. His mother wrote Soweto on the birth certificate as a claim to some future in the city. This and...
Published: 11 October 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393504-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9350-4
... obtained a birth certificate only when they needed it—most often, once they had decided that a child should go to school. The ex- pense of school fees meant that parents would often choose to wait until a child was seven- or eight-years-old and had demonstrated the ability to...