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Property in the Body - Feminist Perspectives (Paperback): Donna Dickenson
Property in the Body - Feminist Perspectives (Paperback): Donna Dickenson

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Property in the Body - Feminist Perspectives (Paperback)

Donna Dickenson

Series: Cambridge Law, Medicine & Ethics, v. 3

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New developments in biotechnology radically alter our relationship with our bodies. Body tissues can now be used for commercial purposes, while external objects, such as pacemakers, can become part of the body. Property in the Body: Feminist Perspectives transcends the everyday responses to such developments, suggesting that what we most fear is the feminisation of the body. We fear our bodies are becoming objects of property, turning us into things rather than persons. This book evaluates how well-grounded this fear is, and suggests innovative models of regulating what has been called 'the new Gold Rush' in human tissue. This is an up-to-date and wide-ranging synthesis of market developments in body tissue, bringing together bioethics, feminist theory and lessons from countries that have resisted commercialisation of the body, in a theoretically sophisticated and practically significant approach.

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Imprint: Cambridge UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Cambridge Law, Medicine & Ethics, v. 3
Release date: April 2007
First published: 2007
Authors: Donna Dickenson
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 12mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 224
ISBN-13: 978-0-521-68732-4
Barcode: 9780521687324
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > Women's studies > Feminism
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Life sciences: general issues > Bio-ethics
Books > Medicine > General issues > Medical ethics
LSN: 0-521-68732-2

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