Body lore and laws [electronic resource] / edited by Andrew Bainham, Shelley Day Sclater, and Martin Richards.
- Oxford ; Portland, Or. : Hart, 2002.
1 online resource (358 p.)
- Human body -- Law and legislation.
- Electronic books.
- 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.
- Half Title Page; Title Page; Title verso; Preface; Contents; Notes on Contributors; 1. Introduction; 2. Bodies as Property: from Slavery to DNA Maps; 3. Giving, Selling and Sharing Bodies; 4. Discovering and Patenting Human Genes; 5. Letting Go...Parents, Professionals and the Law in the Retention of Human Material after Post Mortem; 6. Male Medical Students and the Male Body; 7. Domestic Homicide, Gender and the Expert; 8. The Many Appearances of the Body in Feminist Scholarship; 9. Male Bodies, Family Practices; 10. Sexualities, Sexual Relations and the Law
11. Hiring Bodies: Male Clients and Prostitution12. Villain, Hero or Masked Stranger: Ambivilence in Transactions with Human Genetics; 13. Court-ordered Caesarean Sections; 14. Dehydrating Bodies: the Bland Case, the Winterton Bill and the Importance of Intention in Evaluating End-of-Life Decision Making; 15. Religion, Culture and the Body of the Child; 16. Future Bodies: Some History and Future Prospects for Human Genetic Selection; 17. Perceptions of the Body and Genetic Risk; 18. Science, Medicine and Ethical Change; Index
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Richards, Martin.
Sclater, Shelley Day.
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