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    From dignity to shame; x-rays and legal persona

    Haldar, Piyel (2016) From dignity to shame; x-rays and legal persona. In: Behrmann, C. (ed.) Images of Shame: Infamy, Defamation and the Ethics of Oeconomia. Berlin, Germany: De Gruyter, pp. 239-264. ISBN 9783110312270.

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    Abstract

    This Chapter looks at the genealogy of representations of persona. The Roman imago subjected persona to a spiritual domain regulated by ancestry. Modern representations have removed personality from such concerns. The shift in our understanding of how the law regulates representations of personality occurred as a result of the debates around the admissibility of x-rays. In slightly different terms, this shift can be addressed as a shift from the dignity associated with the imago to an existential shame associated with the naked x-ray image.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Law
    Depositing User: Piyel Haldar
    Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2016 14:54
    Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 14:54
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/14984

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