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  • 21 b/w illus.
  • Page extent: 182 pages
  • Size: 247 x 174 mm
  • Weight: 0.592 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 306.4
  • Dewey version: 21
  • LC Classification: HM636 .B58 2002
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Human body--Social aspects
    • Human physiology
    • Human genome
    • Human rights

Library of Congress Record


 (ISBN-13: 9780521782920 | ISBN-10: 0521782929)

The Body is a 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. It deals with our understanding of the modern body from a number of different standpoints. The opening essays deal with topics of developmental biology of the body, the human genome project, and in vitro fertilisation and the possibility of human clones. Other essays explore the subject of 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 archeology.

• Contributions from eminent researchers • Wide range of topics from arts and humanities to natural sciences • Written for the general reader


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.


Sean T. Sweeney, Ian Hodder, Richard M. Twyman, Peter N. Goodfellow, Mary Warnock, David Canter, Thomas W. Lacqueur, Griselda Pollock, Bruno Latour, Konrad Spindler

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