Social bodies / edited by Helen Lambert and Maryon McDonald.
By: Lambert, Helen [Ed.].
Contributor(s): McDonald, Maryon | .Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2009Description: 188 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781845455538 ; 1845455533 .Subject(s): Human body | Medical Anthropology | -- Social aspects -- Case studiesDDC classification: 306.4
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A proliferation of press headlines, social science texts and ethicalA" concerns about the social implications of recent developments in human genetics and biomedicine have created a sense that, at least in European and American contexts, both the way we treat the human body and our attitudes towards it have changed. This volume asks what really happens to social relations in the face of new types of transaction - such as organ donation, forensic identification and other new medical and reproductive technologies - that involve the use of corporeal material. Drawing on comparative insights into how human biological material is treated, it aims to consider how far human bodies and their components are themselves inherently social.A" The case studies - ranging from animal-human transformations in Amazonia to forensic reconstruction in post-conflict Serbia and the treatment of Native American specimens in English museums - all underline that, without social relations, there are no bodies but only human remains
Aged bodies and kinship matters: the ethical field of kidney transplant / Sharon R. Kaufman, Ann J. Russ and Janet K. Shim -- Anatomizing conflict: accommodating human remains / Maja Petrović-Šteger -- On the treatment of dead enemies: indigenous human remains in Britain in the early twentieth-first century / Laura Peers -- Towards a critical Otziography: inventing prehistoric bodies / John Robb -- Bodies in perspective: a critique of the embodiment paradigm from the point of view of Amazonian ethnography / Aparecida Vilaça -- Using bodies to communicate / Marilyn Strathern.
Includes bibliographical references and index.