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Being and owning : the body, bodily material, and the law

Being and owning : the body, bodily material, and the law

Author: Jesse Wall
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, cop. 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Présentation de l'éditeur : "When part of a person's body is separated from them, or when a person dies, it is unclear what legal status the item of bodily material is able to obtain. A 'no property rule' which states that there is no property in the human body was first recorded in an English judgment in 1882. Claims based on property rights in the human body and its parts have failed on the basis that the human  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jesse Wall
ISBN: 9780198727989 0198727984
OCLC Number: 945696366
Description: 1 vol. (XVI-235 p.) ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The ownership of bodily material --
The objectification of bodily material --
The commodification of bodily material --
The concept of property law --
The structure of property law --
The limits of property law --
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Disputes over the use and storage of bodily material continue to arise but the law has no clear answer as to the legal status of bodily material. This book develops a way for the law to address  Read more...


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I recommend this book to philosophers and bioethicist looking for a subtle and informative discussion of recent and prospective legal developments regarding ownership of bodily materials. * Sean Aas, Read more...

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