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
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