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    Property and women’s alienation from their own reproductive labour

    Dickenson, Donna (2001) Property and women’s alienation from their own reproductive labour. Bioethics 15 (3), pp. 205-217. ISSN 0269-9702.

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    Abstract

    There is an urgent need for reconstructing models of property to make them more women-friendly. However, we need not start from scratch: both ‘canonical’ and feminist authors can sometimes provide concepts which we can refine and apply towards women’s propertylessness. This paper looks in particular at women’s alienation from their reproductive labour, building on Marx and Delphy. Developing an economic and political rather than a psychological reading of alienation, it then considers how the refined and revised concept can be applied to concrete examples in global justice for women: in particular, the commercialisation of embryonic and fetal tissue in the new stem cell technologies.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: The author was John Ferguson Professor of Global Ethics, University of Birmingham, UK when this article was published. She is now Executive Director, Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities.
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Philosophy
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2005
    Last Modified: 11 Oct 2016 11:58
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/221

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