Politics and the Human Body: Assault on Dignity
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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List of Contributors
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