Politics and the Human Body: Assault on Dignity

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Jean Bethke Elshtain, J. Timothy Cloyd
Vanderbilt University Press, 1995 - History - 323 pages
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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Contents

The New Eugenics and Feminist Quandaries
23
The Dream of the Human Genome
41
The Matter of Baby M
67
A Reflection on Pain and Embodiment
140
Organs for Sale? Propriety Property
153
The Case for Commerce in Organ Transplantation
176
Four
193
Selling Student Bodies
211
A Study of Political Excess
226
Torture Human Rights and the Body
243
Authority Alienation
258
Notes
293
List of Contributors
317
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About the author (1995)

J. Timothy Cloyd earned his Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts in 1991. He served as Coordinator for the Program in Social and Political Thought at Vanderbilt University from 1991 to 1994.

Jean Bethke Elshtain has written extensively on political philosophy, feminism, reproductive technology, the family, and the ethics of political and social thought and action. Her ten books include Women, Militarism, and War, The Family in Political Thought, and Just War Theory. She currently serves as Laura Spellman Rockefeller Chair of Social and Political Ethics at the University of Chicago.

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