Body lore and laws / edited by Andrew Bainham, Shelley Day Sclater and Martin Richards.

Oxford ; Portland, Oregon : Hart Publishing, 2002.
1 online resource (358 p.)
1st ed.

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Human body -- Law and legislation -- Great Britain.
Human body -- Social aspects -- Great Britain.
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"This book,the second produced by the Cambridge Socio-Legal Group, is a collection of essays on the subject of law and the human body. As the title suggests, bodies and body parts are not only subject to regulation through formal legal processes, but also the meanings attached to particular bodies, and the significance accorded to some body parts, are aspects of broader cultural processes. In short, bodies are subjected to both lore and laws. The contributors, all leading academics in the fields of Law, Sociology, Psychology, Feminism, Criminology, Biology and Genetics, respectively, offer a range of interdisciplinary papers that critically examine how bodies are constructed and regulated in law. The book is divided into two parts. Part one is concerned with 'Making Bodies' and includes papers relating to transactions in human gametes, cloning, court-ordered caesarean sections, testing for genetic risk, the patenting of human genes and the social policy implications of the growth in genetic information. Part two is concerned with 'Using and Abusing Bodies'. It contains chapters relating to sexualities, sexual orientation and the law, sex workers and their clients, domestic homicide, religious and cultural practices and other issues involving children's bodies, the ownership of the body and body parts and the legal and ethical issues surrounding euthanasia."--Bloomsbury Publishing.
1. Introduction / Shelley Day Sclater
2. Bodies as Property: from Slavery to DNA Maps / Eileen Richardson and Bryan S. Turner
3. Giving, Selling and Sharing Bodies / Jonathan Herring
4. Discovering and Patenting Human Genes / Gregory Radick
5. Letting Go... Parents, Professionals and the Law in Retention of Human Material after Post Mortem / Mavis Maclean
6. Male Medical Students and the Male Body / Martin H. Johnson
7. Domestic Homicide, Gender and the Expert / Felicity Kaganas
8. The Many Appearances of the Body in Feminist Scholarship / Anne Bottomley
9. Male Bodies, Family Practices / Richard Collier
10. Sexualities, Sexual Relations and the Law / Andrew Bainham
11. Hiring Bodies: Male Clients and Prostitution / Belinda Brooks-Gordon And Loraine Gelsthorpe
12. Villain, Hero or Masked Stranger: Ambivalence in Transactions with Human Gametes / Rachel Cook
13. Court-Ordered Caesarean Sections / Jane Weaver
14. Dehydrating Bodies: the Bland case, The Winterton Bill and the Importance of Intention in Evaluating End-of-Life Decision-Making / John Keown
15. Religion, Culture and the Body of the Child / Caroline Bridge
16. Future Bodies: Some History and Future Prospects for Human Genetic Selection / Martin Richards
17. Perceptions of the Body and Genetic Risk / Elizabeth Chapman
18. Science, Medicine and Ethical Change / Derek Morgan.
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Electronic reproduction. London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Bainham, Andrew, editor.
Richards, Martin, 1940 January 26- editor.
Sclater, Shelley Day, editor.
Publisher Number:
10.5040/9781472562487 doi