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Social bodies

Author: Helen Lambert; Maryon McDonald
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A proliferation of press headlines, social science texts and "ethical" concerns about the social implications of recent developments in human genetics and biomedicine have created a sense that, at least in European and American contexts, both the way we treat the human body and our attitudes towards it have changed. This volume asks what really happens to social relations in the face of new types of transaction such  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lambert, Helen.
Social Bodies.
New York : Berghahn Books, Inc., ©2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Lambert; Maryon McDonald
ISBN: 9781845458973 1845458974
OCLC Number: 645751652
Description: 1 online resource (188 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Aged bodies and kinship matters: the ethical field of kidney transplant / Sharon R. Kaufman, Ann J. Russ and Janet K. Shim --
Anatomizing conflict: accommodating human remains / Maja Petrović-Šteger --
On the treatment of dead enemies: indigenous human remains in Britain in the early twentieth-first century / Laura Peers --
Towards a critical Otziography: inventing prehistoric bodies / John Robb --
Bodies in perspective: a critique of the embodiment paradigm from the point of view of Amazonian ethnography / Aparecida Vilaça --
Using bodies to communicate / Marilyn Strathern.
Responsibility: edited by Helen Lambert and Maryon McDonald.

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This volume asks what really happens to social relations in the face of new types of transaction - such as organ donation, forensic identification and other new medical and reproductive technologies  Read more...

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