Politics and the Human Body: Assault on Dignity
Who or what determines the right to die? Do advancing reproductive technologies change reproductive rights? What forces influence cultural standards of beauty? How do discipline, punishment, and torture reflect our attitudes about the human body?
In this challenging new book, Jean Bethke Elshtain, a nationally recognized scholar in political science and philosophy, and J. Timothy Cloyd, a strong new voice in social and political science, have assembled a collection of thought-provoking essays on these issues written by some of the finest minds of our day.
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The New Eugenics and Feminist Quandaries
The Dream of the Human Genome
The Matter of Baby M
A Reflection on Pain and Embodiment
Organs for Sale? Propriety Property
The Case for Commerce in Organ Transplantation
Selling Student Bodies
A Study of Political Excess
Torture Human Rights and the Body
List of Contributors
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