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Bioethics around the globe

Author: Catherine Myser
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
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This book is a comparative anthropology and sociology of globalizing bioethics, exploring the global dissemination, local adaptations, cultural meanings and social functions of bioethics theories,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Myser
ISBN: 9780195386097 0195386094
OCLC Number: 669122289
Description: xxxiv, 294 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: first steps toward a comparative anthropology and sociology of globalizing bioethics: reflecting on the cultural meanings and social functions of bioethics / Catherine Myser --
Bioethics as missionary work: the export of Western ethics to developing countries / Raymond De Vries and Leslie Rott --
Facing up to the hard problems: Western bioethics in the Eastern land of India / Subrata Chattopadhyay --
Capacity building in developing world bioethics: perspectives on biomedicine and biomedical ethics in contemporary Sri Lanka / Bob Simpson --
French bioethics: the rhetoric of universality and the ethics of medical responsibility / Kristina Orfali --
The social forms and functions of bioethics in the United Kingdom / Richard E. Ashcroft and Mary Dixon-Woods --
Bioethics between two worlds: the politics of ethics in Central Europe / Bruce Jennings --
Bioethics in Chile and the need for Latin American bioethics / Miguel Kottow and Moisés Russo --
Bioethics in Costa Rica: origins and challenges / Fred Gifford and Ana Rodriguez --
The social functions of bioethics in South Africa / Anton A. Van Niekerk and Solomon R. Benatar --
Toward an African Ubuntuology/uMunthuology bioethics in Malawi in the context of globalization / Joseph Mfutso-Bengo and Francis Masiye --
Reflections on bioethics in China: the interactions between bioethics and society / Qiu Renzong --
The dominion of bioethics: nationalism and Canadian bioethics / Andrea Frolic, Michael D. Coughlin, and Bernard Keating --
Negotiating Islamic identity in Egypt through bioethics: contesting 'the West' and Saudi Arabia / Thomas Eich and Björn Bentlage --
Bioethics in Australia: on politics, power, and the rise of the Christian right / Rob Irvine, Ian Kerridge, and Paul Komesaroff --
Bioethics in the United States: contested terrain for competing visions of American liberalism / Bruce Jennings and Jonathan Moreno.
Responsibility: edited by Catherine Myser.
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"Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers." -- A. P. Schwab, Indiana University-- Purdue University Fort Wayne"The introduction of 16 pages by the editor is riveting and Read more...

 
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