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The body

Author: Sean T Sweeney; Ian Hodder
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Series: Darwin College lectures.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Body is a multidisciplinary collection of essays from a number of world-renowned experts on the topic of the body arising from the 14th annual Darwin College lecture series. It deals with our understanding of the modern body from a number of different standpoints. The opening essays deal with topics of developmental biology of the body, the human genome project, and in vitro fertilisation and the possibility of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sean T Sweeney; Ian Hodder
ISBN: 0521782929 9780521782920
OCLC Number: 48449514
Description: 176 pages, [4] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
Contents: Building the body --
the molecular basis of development / Richard M. Twyman --
Mapping the body : the human genome project / Peter N. Goodfellow --
The bioethics of reproduction : have the problems changed? / Mary Warnock --
The violated body / David Canter --
The dead body and human rights / Thomas W. Laqueur --
Nude bodies : displacing the boundaries between art and pornography / Griselda Pollock --
Body, cyborgs and the politics of incarnation / Bruno Latour --
The Iceman's body --
the 5000 year old glacial mummy from the Ötztal Alps / Konrad Spindler.
Series Title: Darwin College lectures.
Responsibility: edited by Sean T. Sweeney and Ian Hodder.
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Eight essays on our perception of the human body, in society, popular culture, science and the arts by highly eminent researchers. From the remarkable molecular processes that occur during the  Read more...

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