Ethics of the Body: Postconventional Challenges

Pedwell, Carolyn (2007) Ethics of the Body: Postconventional Challenges. Review of: Ethics of the Body: Postconventional Challenges by Shildrick, Margrit and Mykitiuk, Roxanne. Feminist Review, 85 . pp. 134-136. ISSN 0141-7789. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.fr.9400326) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

In her introduction to this dynamic volume, co-editor Margrit Shildrick argues that mainstream bioethics is fundamentally 'out of touch' (p. 1). As bioethicists cling to outmoded modernist views of the self, while relying on and reproducing essentialist binaries, bioethics remains disconnected from actual bodies and the impact of postmodern culture and theory. Within this highly technological 'era of postmodernity' (p. 3), the book contends, such modernist conceptions are untenable. The collection's contributors argue that postconventionalist approaches, which include postmodernist, poststructuralist, phenomenological and other deconstructive methodologies, offer the means for a 'radical reconfiguration of bioethical thought'

Item Type: Review
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Carolyn Pedwell
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2014 15:12 UTC
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2017 11:22 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/42868 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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