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Title Social bodies / edited by Helen Lambert and Maryon McDonald
Published New York : Berghahn Books, 2009
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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
Summary 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 as organ donation, forensic identification and other new medical and reproductive technologies - that involve the use of corporeal material. Drawing on comparative insights into
Notes Title from e-book title screen (viewed June 28, 2010)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Human body -- Social aspects -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Lambert, Helen, 1960-
McDonald, Maryon.
ISBN 1845455533 (cloth)
1845458974 electronic bk
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