- Title Pages
- Notes on Contributors
- Editors’ Introduction: Recognition and Registration: The Infrastructure of Personhood in World History
- 1 Household Registration, Property Rights, and Social Obligations in Imperial China: Principles and Practices
- 2 Registration of Identities in Early Modern English Parishes and amongst the English Overseas
- 3 Too Much Information? Too Little Coordination? (Civil) Registration in Nineteenth-Century Germany
- 4 Japan’s Civil Registration Systems Before and After the Meiji Restoration
- 5 Civil Status and Identification in Nineteenth-Century France: A Matter of State Control?
- 6 Identity Registration in the Classical Mediterranean World
- 7 Naming, Identifying and Authorizing Movement in Early Modern Spain and Spanish America
- 8 Establishing and Registering Identity in the Dutch Republic1
- 9 The Identity Thieves of the Indian Ocean: Forgery, Fraud and the Origins of South African Immigration Control, 1890s–1920s
- 10 Parish Baptism Registers, Vital Registration and Fixing Identities in Uganda1
- 11 Identity Registration in India During and After the Raj
- 12 Monitoring the Abolition of the International Slave Trade: Slave Registration in the British Caribbean
- 13 Birth of the ‘Secular’ Individual: Medical and Legal Methods of Identification in Nineteenth-Century Egypt
- 14 No Will to Know: The Rise and Fall of African Civil Registration in Twentieth-Century South Africa
- 15 Voting, Welfare and Registration: The Strange Fate of the État-Civil in French Africa, 1945–1960
- 16 Uruguay’s Child Rights Approach to Health: What Role for Civil Registration?
- 17 Birth Registration and the Promotion of Children’s Rights in the Interwar Years
- 18 Children, Citizenship and Child Support: The Child Support Grant in Post-Apartheid South Africa
- 19 What Comes After the Social? Historicizing the Future of Social Assistance and Identity Registration in Africa
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