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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
Genre
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
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Phillips, Anne
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Liberty
  • Capitalism
  • Human body
  • Property
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • LAW
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Capitalism
  • Human body
  • Liberty
  • Property
  • Körper
  • Eigentum
  • Selbstbestimmung
  • Autonomie
  • Moral Philosophy in General
  • Philosophy
  • Political Philosophy and Social Philosophy
  • Politik
  • Human Body
  • Ownership
  • Freedom
Label
Our bodies, whose property?, Anne Phillips
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter One What's So Special about the Body?; Chapter Two Property Models of Rape; Chapter Three Bodies for Rent? The Case of Commercial Surrogacy; Chapter Four Spare Parts and Desperate Need; Chapter Five The Individualism of Property Claims; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn843882796
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400846368
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 10.1515/9781400846368
  • ebr10699912
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt262z3q
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)843882796
Label
Our bodies, whose property?, Anne Phillips
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter One What's So Special about the Body?; Chapter Two Property Models of Rape; Chapter Three Bodies for Rent? The Case of Commercial Surrogacy; Chapter Four Spare Parts and Desperate Need; Chapter Five The Individualism of Property Claims; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn843882796
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400846368
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 10.1515/9781400846368
  • ebr10699912
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt262z3q
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)843882796

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