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The Body

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Series: Darwin College Lectures Volume: 13

Edited By: Sean Sweeney and Ian Hodder

182 pages, 21 figs

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Jun 2002 | #137267 | ISBN: 0521782929
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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. Looks at our understanding of the modern body from a number of different perspectives. Topics include: developmental biology of the body; the human genome project; in vitro fertilisation and the possibility of human clones; bodies and the criminal mind; dead bodies and human rights; science and the politics of incarnation; bodies at the boundaries of pornography and art; and the body in archaeology.

...a thoughtful and topical volume...a coherent and approachable into current themes in the study of the human body as both a biological and cultural object, its attributes and its representation. SAS Bulletin


Introduction Sean T. Sweeney and Ian Hodder; 1. Building the body Richard M. Twyman; 2. Mapping the body Peter N. Goodfellow; 3. The bioethics of reproduction Mary Warnock; 4. The violated body David Canter; 5. The dead body and human rights Thomas W. Lacqueur; 6. Nude bodies Griselda Pollock; 7. Body, cyborgs and the politics of incarnation Bruno Latour; 8. The Iceman's body Konrad Spindler.

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