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Contested commodities

Author: Margaret Jane Radin
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How far should society go in permitting people to buy and sell goods and services? Should they be able to treat such things as babies, body parts, and sex as commodities that can be traded in a free market? Should politics be thought of as just economics by another name? Margaret Jane Radin addresses these controversial issues in a detailed exploration of contested commodification. Economists, lawyers, policy
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Radin, Margaret Jane.
Contested commodities.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)654485583
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Jane Radin
ISBN: 0674166973 9780674166974
OCLC Number: 33898317
Description: xiv, 279 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Commodification as a Worldview --
Market-Inalienability --
Problems for the Idea of a market Domain --
Compartmentalization: Attempting to delineate a Market Domain --
Personhood and the Dialectic of Contextuality --
Human Flourishing and Market Rhetoric --
Incomplete Commodification --
Conceptual Recapitulation --
The Double Bind --
Prostitution and Baby- Selling: Contested Commodification and Women's Capacities --
Commodification, Objectification, and Subordination --
Free Expression --
Compensation --
Democracy.
Responsibility: Margaret Jane Radin.

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This work looks at ethical and moral questions surrounding certain economic "commodities" such as body parts and babies. It argues that commodification should remain incomplete, with some contested  Read more...

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Margaret Radin asks, why not put everything up for sale? Her answer is that doing so would impair human flourishing by compromising the social contexts needed for personhood. She offers a general Read more...

 
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