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  • Breckenridge, Keith (2019) "The Failure of the ‘Single Source of Truth about Kenyans’ : The National Digital Registry System, Collateral Mysteries and the Safaricom Monopoly" in African Studies 78 (1).

Article or Chapter

  • Breckenridge, Keith (2018) "The Global Ambitions of the Biometric Anti-Bank : Net1, Lockin and the Technologies of African Financialization." in International Review of Applied Economics.

Article or Chapter

  • Serlin, David (2017) "Confronting African Histories of Technology: A Conversation with Keith Breckenridge and Gabrielle Hecht." in Radical History Review 127:87-102.

Article or Chapter

  • Breckenridge, Keith (2015) "The Conspicuous Disease: The Surveillance of Silicosis in South Africa, 1910 - 1970." in American Journal of Industrial Medicine 58 (S1): 15-22.
  • Breckenridge, Keith (2015) "Hopeless Entanglement: The Short History of the Academic Humanities in South Africa." in American Historical Review 120 (4):1253 – 1269.

Article or Chapter

  • Breckenridge, Keith (2014) "The Book of Life: The South African Population Register and the Invention of Racial Descent, 1950 – 1980." in Kronos (Special Issue: Paper Regimes) 40:225-240.
  • Breckenridge, Keith (2014) "Marikana and the Limits of Biopolitics: Themes in the Recent Scholarship of South African Mining." in Africa 84 (1):151-161.
  • Breckenridge, Keith (2014) "The Politics of the Parallel Archive: Digital Imperialism and the Future of Record-Keeping in the Age of Digital Reproduction." in Journal of Southern African Studies 40 (3):499-519.

Book or Edited Volume

  • Breckenridge, Keith (2014) "Biometric State: The Global Politics of Identification and Surveillance in South Africa, 1850 to the Present." Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Book or Edited Volume

  • Breckenridge, Keith and Simon Szreter (2012) "Registration and Recognition: Documenting the Person in World History." Oxford: Oxford University Press.