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The autonomous animal : self-governance and the modern subject

The autonomous animal : self-governance and the modern subject

Author: Claire Elaine Rasmussen
Publisher: Minneapolis : Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

A wide-ranging reexamination of a foundational tenet of modern democratic society


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Claire Elaine Rasmussen
ISBN: 9780816669561 0816669562 9780816669578 0816669570
OCLC Number: 756305141
Notes: Erscheint: September 2011.
Description: XVI, 210 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: ContentsAcknowledgmentsIntroduction: Conceiving a Human Being1. The Choice of Law: Autonomy between Norm and Creation2. Mature Subjects: Physical Education and the Political Child3. Intoxicated Citizens: America's Drug War and the Body Politic4. Man Is a Political Animal: Self-Discipline and Its Beastly Other5. Fit to Be Tied: Exercise Fads and Our Addiction to AutonomyConclusion: Freedom and Self-GovernanceNotesBibliographyIndex
Responsibility: Claire E. Rasmussen.


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