Skip to main content

Legal embodiment: analysing the body of healthcare law

Fletcher, Ruth, Fox, Marie, McCandless, Julie (2008) Legal embodiment: analysing the body of healthcare law. Medical Law Review, 16 (3). pp. 321-345. ISSN 0967-0742. (doi:10.1093/medlaw/fwn017) (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) (KAR id:71518)

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. (Contact us about this Publication)
Official URL
https://doi.org/10.1093/medlaw/fwn017

Abstract

In this essay and the contributions that follow, we advocate an expansion of the parameters of mainstream healthcare law to include feminist analyses of embodiment. We suggest that a more thorough engagement with the meaning and value of embodiment can better inform normative assessment and critical appraisal in healthcare law. Law's conventional approach to regulating bodily interventions has been to consider the body as an object of analysis rather than as a category of analysis. In our view, legal analysis could offer a richer understanding of law's engagement with bodies and bodily materials if it adopted a thicker conception of embodiment. Such a conception would seek to account for the ways in which we value the living physical body as it enables our being in the world and our interactions with others.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1093/medlaw/fwn017
Subjects: K Law
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Sian Robertson
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2019 11:46 UTC
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2020 04:11 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/71518 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
McCandless, Julie: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9446-9672
  • Depositors only (login required):