Property in the body : feminist perspectives / Donna Dickenson
- Dickenson, Donna
- Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
- Copyright Date:
- Second edition.
- Physical Description:
- xxi, 202 pages ; 23 cm.
- Cambridge bioethics and law
- Do we all have feminised bodies now? -- Commodification, contract and labour -- The lady vanishes: eggs for reproduction and research -- Surrogacy: can babies be property? -- Umbilical cord blood 167-195banks: seizing surplus value -- Biobanks and databases: our bodies, but not ourselves -- The gender politics of genetic patenting -- Reclaiming the biomedical commons
- "We live in an era when all bodies are potentially 'feminised' by being rendered 'open-access' for biomedical research and clinical practice. Adopting a theoretically sophisticated and practical approach, [this book] rejects the notion that the sale of bodily tissue enhances the freedom of the individual through an increase in moral agency. Combining feminist theory and bioethics, it also addresses the omissions which are inherent in policy analysis and academic debate. For example, whilst women's tissue is particularly central to new biotechnologies, the requirement for female labour is largely ignored in subsequent evaluation. In its fully revised second edition, this book also considers how policies and developments vary between countries and within specific areas of biomedicine itself. Most importantly, it analyses the new and emerging technologies of this field whilst returning to the core questions and fears which are inextricably linked to the commercialisation of the body." -- Page i.
- 9781107160774 hardcover
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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