Genetics and the Legal Conception of Self

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dc.contributor.author Karpin, Isabel en_US
dc.contributor.editor Margrit Shildrick, Roxanne Mykitiuk en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:40:44Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-28T09:40:44Z
dc.date.issued 2005 en_US
dc.identifier 2008002147 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Karpin Isabel 2005, 'Genetics and the Legal Conception of Self', MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, pp. 195-216. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0262693208 en_US
dc.identifier.other B1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/8110
dc.description.abstract The provocative contention of the postmodernist and feminist essays in Ethics of the Body is that conventional bioethics is out of touch, despite its growing profile. It is out of touch with an ongoing phenomenological sense of bodies themselves; with the impact of postmodernist theory as it problematizes the certainties of binary thinking; and with a postmodern culture in which bioscientific developments force us to question what is meant by the notion of the human self. The authors demonstrate that the conventional normative framework of bioethics is called into question by issues as wide ranging as genetic manipulation, disability, high-tech prosthetics, and intersexuality. The essays show how both the theory and practice of bioethics can benefit from postmodernism's characteristic fluidity and multiplicity, as well as from the insights of a reconceived feminist bioethics. They address issues in philosophy, law, bioscientific research, psychiatry, cultural studies, and feminism from a "postconventional" perspective that looks beyond the familiar ideas of the body, proposing not a bioethics about the body but a radical ethics of the body. After exploring notions of difference in both feminist and postmodernist terms, the book considers specific issuesa??including HIV, addiction, borderline personality disorder, and cancera??that challenge the principles of conventional bioethics. The focus then turns to questions raised by biotechnology: one essay rethinks the traditional feminist ethics of care in the context of new reproductive technology, while others tackle genetic and genomic issues. Finally, the book looks at embodiment and some specifically anomalous forms of being-in-the-body, including a consideration of intersex infants and children that draws on feminist, postructuralist, and queer theory. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher MIT Press en_US
dc.title Genetics and the Legal Conception of Self en_US
dc.parent Ethics of the Body:Postconventional Challenges en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Cambridge, MA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 195 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 216 en_US
dc.cauo.name LAW.Faculty of law en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 180100 en_US
dc.personcode 106422 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Law en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition 1 en_US
dc.custom en_US
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dc.staffid 106422 en_US


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