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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Property in the Body 2nd ed isbn 9781316613740

Property in the Body: Feminist Perspectives

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ISBN13: 9780521687324
New Edition ISBN: 9781316613740
Published: April 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



New developments in biotechnology radically alter our relationship with our bodies. Body tissues can now be used for commercial purposes, while external objects, such as pacemakers, can become part of the body. Property in the Body: Feminist Perspectives transcends the everyday responses to such developments, suggesting that what we most fear is the feminisation of the body. We fear our bodies are becoming objects of property, turning us into things rather than persons. This 2007 book evaluates how well-grounded this fear is, and suggests innovative models of regulating what has been called 'the new Gold Rush' in human tissue. This is an up-to-date and wide-ranging synthesis of market developments in body tissue, bringing together bioethics, feminist theory and lessons from countries that have resisted commercialisation of the body, in a theoretically sophisticated and practically significant approach.

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Subjects:
Medical Law
Contents:
Acknowledgements
Preface
1. Do we all have 'feminised' bodies now?
2. Property, objectification and commodification
3. The Lady Vanishes: what's missing from the stem cell debate
4. Umbilical cord blood banks: seizing surplus value
5. The gender politics of genetic patenting
6. Biobanks: consent, commercialisation and charitable trusts
7. The new French resistance: commodification rejected?
8. Tonga, the genetic commons and No Man's Land
9. Afterword
Bibliography
Index.