AFTER WE DIE: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE HUMAN CADAVER by Norman L. Cantor (Georgetown University Press; 372 pages; $26.95). Examines the physical disposition and legal and moral status of the deceased; argues that the corpse retains a quasi-human status that grants it various "cadaveric rights."It's listed with the law books.
AnEmbodiedWorld is a blog for scholars of Global Studies (including, but not limited to political scientists, sociologists, anthropologists, economist, and geographers) who are interested in how bodies matter in the world, in political interaction, in commercial exchange, in communication in and between societies.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Yet again, on the subject of dead bodies . . .
I just saw this, listed in the New Scholarly Books section of the November 19, 2010, issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education:
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