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The Resource Our bodies, whose property?, Anne Phillips

Our bodies, whose property?, Anne Phillips

Label
Our bodies, whose property?
Title
Our bodies, whose property?
Statement of responsibility
Anne Phillips
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"No one wants to be treated like an object, regarded as an item of property, or put up for sale. Yet many people frame personal autonomy in terms of self-ownership, representing themselves as property owners with the right to do as they wish with their bodies. Others do not use the language of property, but are similarly insistent on the rights of free individuals to decide for themselves whether to engage in commercial transactions for sex, reproduction, or organ sales. Drawing on analyses of rape, surrogacy, and markets in human organs, Our Bodies, Whose Property? challenges notions of freedom based on ownership of our bodies and argues against the normalization of markets in bodily services and parts. Anne Phillips explores the risks associated with metaphors of property and the reasons why the commodification of the body remains problematic. What, she asks, is wrong with thinking of oneself as the owner of one's body? What is wrong with making our bodies available for rent or sale? What, if anything, is the difference between markets in sex, reproduction, or human body parts, and the other markets we commonly applaud? Phillips contends that body markets occupy the outer edges of a continuum that is, in some way, a feature of all labor markets. But she also emphasizes that we all have bodies, and considers the implications of this otherwise banal fact for equality. Bodies remind us of shared vulnerability, alerting us to the common experience of living as embodied beings in the same world. Examining the complex issue of body exceptionalism, Our Bodies, Whose Property? demonstrates that treating the body as property makes human equality harder to comprehend"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Phillips, Anne
Dewey number
323.44
Index
index present
LC call number
JC585
LC item number
.P444 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Liberty
  • Capitalism
  • Human body
  • Property
  • Freedom
  • Human Body
  • Ownership
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • LAW
Label
Our bodies, whose property?, Anne Phillips
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
What's So Special about the Body? -- Property Models of Rape -- Bodies for Rent? The Case of Commercial Surrogacy -- Spare Parts and Desperate Need -- The Individualism of Property Claims
Control code
820123464
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 202 pages
Isbn
9780691150864
Lccn
2012046764
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)820123464
Label
Our bodies, whose property?, Anne Phillips
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
What's So Special about the Body? -- Property Models of Rape -- Bodies for Rent? The Case of Commercial Surrogacy -- Spare Parts and Desperate Need -- The Individualism of Property Claims
Control code
820123464
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 202 pages
Isbn
9780691150864
Lccn
2012046764
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)820123464

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